And Baldacci Will Speak At U.Va.S Finals Exercises
May 9, 2002-- Virginia Gov.
Mark R. Warner and best-selling author David Baldacci are among
scheduled speakers for Finals Weekend at the University of Virginia
May 18 and 19.
173rd graduation speaker, Warner will deliver the commencement
address at Finals Exercises on the Lawn on Sunday, May 19, at 10
69th governor of Virginia, Warner, a Northern Virginia entrepreneur
and philanthropist, has been dedicated to helping underserved people
around the state. He was a founding chair of the Virginia Health
Care Foundation, which provides health care to more than 425,000
Virginians in rural and urban areas. Through the foundation, Warner
started SeniorNavigator.com, an Internet-based program that uses
a network of trained volunteers to help older Virginians and their
caregivers find answers to medical questions, locate senior health
services and connect with other senior citizens in their communities.
received his undergraduate degree from George Washington University
in 1977. His wife, Lisa Collis, graduated from U.Va.s College
of Arts & Sciences
that year with a degree in biology.
graduation from Harvard Law School in 1980, Warner went into business,
starting his first successful company in the fledgling cellular
communications industry. Later, he was a founding partner of Columbia
Capital Corp., a technology venture capital fund in Alexandria that
has helped start more than 50 businesses now employing more than
who will speak at Valedictory Exercises on Saturday, May 18, at
11 a.m., is a 1986 U.Va. Law School alumnus. He will conduct a book
signing at 1 p.m. at the University Bookstore.
who practiced law for nine years in Washington, D.C., is the author
of fast-paced suspense novels, including "Absolute Power,"
"Total Control," "The Winner," "The Simple
Truth," "Saving Faith," "Wish You Well"
and "Last Man Standing," published this month.
best-sellers, his novels often involve dilemmas of ordinary people
close to centers of power. "Absolute Power," his first,
was made into a movie starring Clint Eastwood and Gene Hackman.
native and graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, Baldacci
is active in numerous charities and sits on the boards of the Central
Virginia chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Virginia
Foundation for the Humanities and VCU.
graduation committee of the class trustees chooses the speaker for
Valedictory Exercises based on nominations from members of the graduating
class. The exercise will include the presentation of students and
faculty awards and the 2002 class gift.
Jackson, (434) 924-3629