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News Frank Bryan to Speak at Marlboro College’s Commencement, May 18

Marlboro, VT -- (April 28, 2008) – Marlboro College, known for its town meeting-style of governance, will have Vermont’s leading expert on town meeting democracy as its commencement speaker.

Author and humorist Frank Bryan will address the graduating seniors during the school’s ceremonies, held in Persons Auditorium on Sunday, May 18.

Bryan is the John G. McCullough Professor of Political Science at the University of Vermont and the author of several books on state and local politics, including Yankee Politics in Rural Vermont and The Vermont Papers: Recreating Democracy on a Human Scale.

During the ceremony, the college will also present honorary degrees to Jaime Laredo, music director for the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, and his wife, cellist Sharon Robinson, for extraordinary contributions to the world of music and music education.

For more information, contact the Marlboro College Public Relations Department at (802) 251-7644 or pr@marlboro.edu.

Marlboro College offers undergraduate education in the liberal arts and, since 1997, graduate study focused on Internet technologies. Its 330 undergraduate students enjoy an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community and individualized courses of study on a 350-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont.

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