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UPLAND, Ind.--Vice President Mike Pence will be the featured commencement speaker at Taylor University next month. 

The commencement is scheduled for Saturday, May 18, at 10 a.m. in the Kesler Student Activities Center.  

“Taylor University is pleased and honored to welcome to our campus and its 2019 Commencement exercises, Vice President Mike Pence,” said Taylor’s President, Dr. Paul Lowell Haines.

“Mr. Pence has been a good friend to the University over many years, and is a Christian brother whose life and values have exemplified what we strive to instill in our graduates. We welcome the Vice President and his wife, Karen Pence, to this 173-year-old premier institution of Christian higher education, and thank them for their love and service for our nation, our state, and our institution,” Haines said. 

Representatives from Taylor University said due to the larger-than-usual graduating class and expected crowd, tickets will be required for admission to the Kessler Center.

Those tickets will be given to members of the class of 2019 and their families.  

This isn’t the first time Pence has been a commencement speaker. Pence delivered the commencement address at the University of Notre Dame May 21, 2017. Over 100 students walked out of that ceremony in protest. 

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