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Commencement Services to be held on campus.

May 4, 2007

UNIONTOWN PA – Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus will hold commencement services on Saturday, May 19 at 10:00 am in the Main Arena in the Community Center. The Commencement Marshall will be Dr. Dennis Brestensky.  

The Commencement Speaker for 2007 will by Ms. Emily DeRocco, Assistant Secretary Employment and Training Administration, U. S. Department of Labor.  Emily Stover DeRocco was nominated by President Bush to be the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment and Training on June 21, 2001. After being confirmed by the U.S. Senate, she was sworn in on August 3, 2001.  Since taking office in 2001, Ms. DeRocco has sought to transform the workforce investment system to meet the challenges of the 21st century global economy.   As Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Ms. DeRocco is responsible for managing the country's public workforce investment system and under her leadership, the Labor Department has introduced a number of initiatives to engage business, education and the workforce system in developing the talent of America’s workers.  Through the President’s High Growth Job Training Initiative, Community-Based Job Training initiative and most recently, the Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development Initiative (WIRED), ETA is working to not only improve the public workforce system but also to transform the way local and regional economies approach workforce and economic development. Ms. DeRocco’s belief is that we must integrate and leverage resources from the workforce system, education, and industry in order to prepare our workforce to be globally competitive in the 21st century.  Ms. DeRocco brings a wealth of experience to her position. In addition to high level federal positions serving Cabinet officers at the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Department of Energy during the Reagan Administration, Ms. DeRocco spent over ten years as the Executive Director of the National Association of State Workforce Agencies.  Assistant Secretary DeRocco is a native of Pennsylvania. She graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and received her Juris Doctorate degree from the Georgetown Law Center in 1982. She was admitted to the Bar of the District of Columbia in 1983.

For more information call 724-430-4199.

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