The following is an April Fool’s Day post that originally ran on April 1, 2017. The contents of this post are to be taken as fictitious and humorous.
Kellyanne Conway, the pollster who organized the election campaign of President Donald Trump, has been named by the University at Albany to be its keynote commencement speaker for the university’s 2017 graduation ceremonies.
“We are so thrilled to have Ms. Conway speak to our graduates this year,” said UAlbany director of Communications and Development Connie Morgan. “When we saw what she did to get Donald Trump elected as our President, we all agreed that this is a woman that every student in our school must listen to. Especially at the most important time of their lives – graduation.”
Conway, who will also receive an honorarium as a Doctor of Humane Letters from the University at Albany, has announced that her speech to the graduating class of 2017 will be on the topic of “How I Made America Great Again: Convincing the Fake Media To Appreciate My Alternative Facts.”
“Honestly, we had a choice to have Neil DeGrasse Tyson as our commencement speaker,” said UAlbany commencement representative Kay Sonaix. “But to be able to say, ‘We got Kellyanne Conway before anybody else could,’ well that makes us a more desirable school for future undergraduates to attend UAlbany.”
In addition to the honorarium and doctorate, the University will honor Conway by renaming its journalism program in her honor. “Our students will be thrilled to sign up for the new Kellyanne Conway Journalism and Media Ethics program at UAlbany,” said Kay Sonaix. “This gives our school a prestige that no other college or university can claim.”
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