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Finley speaks to Grambling grads

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Left Photo: U.S. District Attorney and Grambling State University alumna Stephanie Finley speaks to the crowd gathered Friday for the university’s 2011 Fall Commencement. Right Photo: Grambling State University students recite the Pledge of Allegiance Friday at the university’s 2011 Fall Commencement.

When Stephanie Finley graduated from Grambling State University in 1988, she took the knowledge she gained there and made a life many would be proud to call their own.

Finley, who was selected by President Barack Obama in January of 2010, and confirmed by the United States Senate in June 2010, to serve as the United States attorney for the Western District of Louisiana — also making her the first woman in the state of Louisiana appointed as a U.S. attorney — shared her knowledge and life experiences Friday at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center to the more than 400 GSU graduates who received their diploma at the 2011 Fall Commencement.

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