U.S. Senator Christopher S. Murphy to Give 2014 Commencement Speech
Charter Oak State College, Connecticut's public online college, is excited and pleased
to announce United States Senator Christopher S. Murphy as its 2014 commencement speaker.
The College's 40th commencement ceremony takes place Sunday, June 1 at 1:30 p.m.
Ed Klonoski, President, Charter Oak State College, said "We are very proud to have
Senator Murphy join us for commencement where he will recognize over 500 adults who
have gone back to college to finish their degrees. Senator Murphy is a staunch advocate
of higher education and we couldn't be more pleased to have him here saluting our
adult graduates who have worked so hard to achieve their dream of a college diploma."
Senator Christopher S. Murphy is the junior United States Senator for Connecticut.
Elected in 2012, Murphy serves on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP)
Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, and the Joint Economic Committee.
Prior to his election to the U.S. Senate, Murphy served Connecticut's Fifth Congressional
District for three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Fifth District
includes the towns of Danbury, Meriden, New Britain, Torrington, and Waterbury. During
his three terms, Murphy served on the Foreign Affairs Committee, the Committee on
Oversight and Government Reform, the Energy and Commerce Committee, and the Committee
on Financial Services. Before his service in the U.S. Congress, Murphy served for
eight years in the Connecticut General Assembly.