Boston Marathon Heroes To Speak At Fisher College Commencement

First Responder Carlos Arredondo and Survivor Jeff Bauman to Serve as Graduation Speakers

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BOSTON, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fisher College is proud to announce today that Boston Marathon heroes Carlos Arredondo and Jeff Bauman will serve as distinguished Commencement Speakers at its 110th Commencement Ceremony, on May 10, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the John Hancock Hall in Boston, Massachusetts.

Carlos Arredondo and Jeff Bauman became symbols of courage during the Boston Marathon tragedy through their actions on that fateful day and the days and months that followed. Arredondo, captured in an iconic photograph, helped save Bauman's life by wrapping a makeshift tourniquet around his leg and wheeling him to safety.

Despite suffering the loss of both legs, Jeff Bauman is credited with helping authorities identify the suspected bombers. Both men have become close friends since the ordeal and have inspired millions of people around the world. In January 2014, both men were invited to President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address by First Lady Michelle Obama.

"Fisher College is located just a couple of blocks from the finish line and many of our students and faculty members were at the marathon when the bombs went off. The tragedy is personal to us as it is to all Bostonians," said Dr. Thomas M. McGovern, president of Fisher College. "Carlos Arredondo and Jeff Bauman are true heroes and will provide our graduates with a unique and valuable message about meeting their greatest challenges and reaching their goals."

This will mark the first time that Fisher College will have two Commencement speakers.

"I have learned that we each have the ability to help each other under the worst of circumstances," said Carlos Arredondo. "I hope our speech will help Fisher College graduates to be better prepared for life."

"We're honored to be chosen to speak to the 2014 graduates of Fisher College," said Jeff Bauman. "My mission is to help others find their own strength to assist themselves and those less fortunate in their communities."

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