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Wesleyan College Announces D.A. Anita Howard as Commencement Speaker


Wesleyan College is pleased to welcome Anita Howard, District Attorney for the Macon Judicial Court, as the speaker for the College’s 2023 commencement ceremony.


A Middle Georgia native, Howard is the first African American and woman elected to her position, having won more than seventy percent of the votes in the 2020 election. She is a career prosecutor with eighteen years of experience in Superior, Juvenile, Accountability, Probate, and Appellate Courts and has argued before the Georgia Supreme Court. Since taking office, Howard has intentionally engaged in the community by launching several initiatives and partnerships, including her Campaign Against Co-sleeping to aid in preventing infant deaths, partnerships with Compass Cares for Know Your Status Day, and Black Voters Matter for the first-ever warrant clinic in Georgia.


Wesleyan College will host its commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 13, at the campus’s Porter Auditorium. The event is the first undergraduate commencement to be presided over by the school’s 26th President, Meaghan Blight.


Date: Saturday, May 13, 2023

Time: 10 a.m.

Location: Porter Auditorium, Wesleyan College

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