Attorney General Eric Holder to Speak at Penn's Jerry Lee Center of Criminology Ceremony

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460May 11, 2009

WHO: Eric Holder, attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice

WHAT: Ceremony for graduating students in the School of Arts and Sciences Criminology Department

WHERE: St. Mary’s Church, 3916 Locust Walk on the Penn campus

WHEN: Noon, Saturday, May 16

The ceremony, hosted by Penn’s Jerry Lee Center of Criminology, is one of many school and departmental graduation-related events scheduled to be held the weekend before the University’s 253rd Commencement Monday, May 18.

Holder graduated from Columbia Law School in 1976 and joined the Department of Justice. He has served as an associate judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia and deputy U.S. attorney general.

NOTE TO REPORTERS AND EDITORS: Contact Jacquie Posey at 215-898-6460 or for press credentials. DEADLINE: Friday, May 15.