Date: May 31, 2011
Contact: Lindsay Gladstone
Governors State University
Phone: (708) 534-7090
Fax: (708) 534-8399
For Immediate Release
GSU Student Speaker Embraces Life
University Park, Illinois, May 31 – At its Spring Commencement ceremony, Governors State University will award bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees to more than 650 graduates. In addition to earning her Bachelor of Arts in Social Science, Tamara Kroeger of South Holland has been chosen to deliver the student commencement address.
In her commencement address, Kroeger plans to focus on the determination it takes to get an education and the value of continued learning. As a cancer survivor, she understands the importance of embracing whatever opportunities life has to offer and believes there is no time to waste in striving to reach her goals and fulfilling her dreams.
Kroeger was chosen student commencement speaker because she epitomizes the GSU student. She is earning her degree after serving in the U.S. Marine Corps for five years. She attended South Suburban College in South Holland before transferring to GSU to complete her degree. As a wife and mother, Kroeger also understands want it means to balance work, family, and school. She and her husband have two young sons and she also works for Chase Bank in Chicago.
Governors State University Spring Commencement will take place on Saturday, June 4, at 11 a.m., at the Tinley Park Holiday Inn Select and Convention Center, Tinley Park, Illinois. Admission is by ticket only.