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Chief Justice Cady to Give Commencement Address at Buena Vista University

by Ryan Koopmans | May 14, 2012

By Ryan Koopmans

Chief Justice Mark Cady is speaking at Buena Vista University’s graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 26.  The Chief Justice has been teaching at the liberal arts college since 1982 and has received adjunct-faculty-of-the-year honors on several occassions.  The ceremony starts at 2:30.  For more information, visit BVU’s webpage here.

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