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health official, who was appointed U.S. surgeon general by President George H.W.
Bush, serving as the first woman and first Hispanic in that post, will speak on
May 12. News Contact: Felecia Henderson, Phone: +1-954-262-5315 (5/8/07)

86. WELLESLEY COLLEGE: MADELEINE K. ALBRIGHT, former secretary of state and
Wellesley College alumna, will address the approximate 600 members of the Class
of 2007 and their families and friends at Wellesley College's 129th Commencement
Exercises, Friday, June 1, at 10:30 a.m., on Severance Green on the Wellesley
College campus. A 1959 graduate of Wellesley, Albright was the first female U.S.
secretary of state, a position she held from 1997 until 2001. Before her
appointment, she served as the U.S. permanent representative to the United
Nations and as a member of President Clinton's Cabinet and National Security
Council. Before joining the Clinton Administration, Albright was president of
the Center for National Policy, a nonprofit research organization that promotes
the study and discussion of domestic and international issues. Albright's most
recent speaking engagement at Wellesley was in 2001, when she and Senator
Hillary R. Clinton, class of 1969, delivered the joint keynote address during
the college's 125th anniversary celebration. Audio and a transcript from that
event can be found online at She delivered the commencement address in 1995 and
was honored with the Alumnae Achievement Award in 1992. At Wellesley, Albright
majored in political science and was a reporter for and editor of The Wellesley
News. She later studied at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns
Hopkins University, received a certificate from the Russian Institute at
Columbia University, and her master's and doctorate from Columbia University's
Department of Public Law and Government. News Contact: Arlie Corday, Phone:
+1-781-283-3321 (5/8/07)