Levine to address SSU grads
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Sonoma State University will award diplomas to approximately 2,300 graduates at its annual commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 11. The keynote speaker for both ceremonies is Alison Levine, who served as the team captain of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition. 

An adventurer, explorer and mountaineer, Levine has survived sub-zero temperatures, hurricane-force winds, sudden avalanches, and a career on Wall Street.

The day historically draws more than 10,000 people to the Commencement Lawn, and will be held rain or shine. Ceremonies are scheduled at 9 a.m. for the Schools of Education, Arts and Humanities, and Business and Economics, and at 3 p.m. for the Schools of Science and Technology and Social Sciences.

Levine serves as an adjunct professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership. She is also an advisor to the Thayer Leader Development Group at West Point. 

She is also the founder of the Climb High Foundation, which trains jobless women in western Uganda to work as trekking guides in the Rwenzori Mountains.

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