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April 14, 2008

Birmingham-Southern alumnus and Mountain Brook native to deliver keynote address at college's Honors Day

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College alumnus Craig Langford, current senior project manager at the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Social Impact Group in Washington, D.C., will deliver the keynote address at the college's annual Honors Day Convocation Thursday, April 24. Honors Day is a celebration of the year's academic accomplishments at Birmingham-Southern.

A native of Mountain Brook and a 2000 BSC graduate with a Birmingham-Southern College alumnus Craig Langforddegree in international business and finance, Langford will deliver the annual Honors Convocation address at 10 a.m. in Munger Hall Auditorium.

Langford came to AARP from The Home Depot Corporation, the largest home improvement retailer in the country, where he was responsible for creating diverse pipelines of candidates for the company's 1,800 stores through nonprofit and government partnerships. Prior to joining The Home Depot, he worked at the Welfare to Work Partnership, a national nonprofit dedicated to connecting former welfare recipients with meaningful employment. Langford worked with a small team at the organization to create a social enterprise consulting firm that helped employers develop effective recruitment and retention strategies for nontraditional populations.

After graduating from BSC, Langford began his career in a fellowship with the Mickey Leland-Bill Emerson Congressional Hunger Center, where he currently serves on the board for MetroTeen Aids, the only nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C. dedicated to HIV outreach and prevention for youth.

In addition to the Honors Day Convocation which will include a processional of graduating seniors and faculty in cap and gown, the day will feature academic awards presented to outstanding students in each of the academic areas and a demonstration of scholarship and creative works by students and faculty.

A complete schedule of events for Honors Day is available here.

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