U.S. Senator Jon Tester to Deliver Montana Tech Commencement Address

U.S. Senator Jon Tester to Deliver Montana Tech Commencement Address


United States Senator Jon Tester will deliver the commencement speech at Montana Tech’s 112th graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 12, 2012. Senator Tester will speak about hard work and the value of public service.

"We are excited to have Senator Tester speak at our Commencement Ceremony," said Chancellor Don Blackketter. "Our students work extremely hard to obtain their degree from Montana Tech and will now enter the workforce. We feel that Senator Tester’s message will resonate with the graduating students."

Jon Tester is a third-generation farmer from north central Montana. First elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006, Tester has earned a national reputation for advocating for government transparency and accountability.  

Tester serves on five committees in the Senate and uses each to represent Montana.  Tester serves on the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Indian Affairs Committee, Homeland Security Committee, Banking Committee, and Appropriations Committee.

Tester comes home to Montana nearly every weekend to travel to every corner to the state and tend to his farm.

"Montana Tech is a world-renown institution that all Montanans can be proud of," Tester said. "The graduates from Montana Tech will be our state’s next generation of leaders and I’m honored to deliver the commencement speech to celebrate their achievement."

Montana Tech’s commencement is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. outside in Alumni Coliseum. The university expects to graduate over 470 students.