MSPP Thirty-Third Commencement, 2013
Doctorate of Humane Letters
Congresswoman Ladda Tammy Duckworth
The MSPP Commencement Address on June 2nd at the Boston Park Plaza hotel will be delivered this year by Congresswoman Ladda Tammy Duckworth of Illinois. Representative Duckworth is an American hero who survived severe combat wounds while deployed as an Army helicopter pilot in Iraq. She continues in the military as a Lt. Colonel in the Illinois National Guard. As Director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs and Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Representative Duckworth committed herself to increasing programs and support for veterans transitioning into civilian life, especially, for our disabled veterans and their families. In Congress, she is setting an agenda for performance-based assignments in the military and responsible gun use. In addition to delivering MSPP's Commencement Address, Congresswoman Duckworth will be awarded MSPP's Doctor of Humane Letters Degree.