Jill Biden to Give Commencement Speech in Iowa

Dr. Jill Biden speaks at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Wednesday, April 11, 2012, to announce a major initiative by more than 150 of America's leading nursing organizations and more than 450 nursing schools in 50 states and territories to ensure our nation's nurses are prepared to help meet the unique health needs of service members, veterans, and their families. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)


By Belinda Yeung

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, will deliver the commencement address at Southwestern Community College in Creston, which was hit by a tornado last weekend.

The office of the vice president says Friday that Biden will address graduates on May 11. It's one of two commencement addresses she'll give this spring. The other is on May 4 at Broward College in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Southwestern Community College is a two-year school, which serves over 10,000 students a year.

Biden, an educator for more than 30 years, has taught English in community colleges for the past 18 years and currently teaches at a community college in Virginia.

An EF2 tornado hit Creston last Saturday, damaging the community college and a hospital.

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