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Fields to address Baton Rouge Community College grads

April 24, 2022 GMT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Baton Rouge Community College’s 2022 commencement ceremonies next month will include an address from state Sen. Cleo Fields.

The college announced Thursday that the May 20 ceremony will take place near its Magnolia Performing Arts Theatre & Pavilion. And it will be streamed live on the college’s Facebook page.

College Chancellor Willie E. Smith praised Fields in a news release as someone who “serves a vital role in shaping the future of the educational landscape for our parish and state.”

After graduating from Southern University Law School in 1987, Fields was first elected to the state Senate at age 24. He later served in Congress before returning to the Legislature.