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Iyanla Vanzant, Inspirational Speaker and Prolific, Commanding Author to Speak at Commencement; Renowned Virgin Islanders to Receive Honorary Degrees

Iyanla Vanzant, prolific and commanding author, soulful priestess, television personality and healer of people, will be the keynote speaker at the University of the Virgin Islands 2017 commencement ceremonies.  These ceremonies will take place on May 11, on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix; and on May 12, on the St. Thomas Campus.  Both ceremonies will begin at 1:30 p.m.

“Commencement is the most special part of our academic year,” said UVI President David Hall. “It is the time we celebrate the enormous work of our students, faculty and staff. It is the culmination of a life changing journey, especially for our students.”  Hall continued, “I am especially proud that our Commencement Speaker is world renowned author, inspirational speaker, and television personality, Iyanla Vanzant. She is the anchor program of the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), and has helped to heal and inspire so many individuals and families.”

More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI website – - and from this direct link.