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State representative is featured speaker at commencement

4/28/2004 —

Featured speaker at Penn State Wilkes-Barre’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 15, 2004 will be John T. Yudichak.

Yudichak, state representative in the 119th district since 1998, is a graduate of Greater Nanticoke Area High School, Wyoming Seminary, and The Pennsylvania State University. In Harrisburg, Rep. Yudichak serves on the Education Committee, the Environmental Resources & Energy Committee, and the Finance Committee. He serves as the co-chair of the bicameral Penn State Forum on Higher Education. He is a leading advocate for regional municipal cooperation and is noted for his leadership on major issues such as tax reform, health care, education, and the environment.

Rep. Yudichak is active in numerous civic organizations including The Luzerne Foundation, the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Advisory Board, Newport Township Lions Club, Plymouth Township Recreation Association, and Sons of the American Legion - Larksville Post. He founded the Yudichak Family Lighthouse Fund, a local charity benefiting local libraries and youth programs, to honor his parents and six siblings.

Approximately 70 students will receive associate and baccalaureate degrees at commencement which will begin at 10 a.m. in the Athletics and Recreation Building. A reception for the graduates and their families will immediately follow the ceremony.

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