Ben Carson to give commencement address at Trine

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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson

Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Ben Carson will deliver the commencement address at Trine University next month.

Trine announced Tuesday that Carson had been secured to address its graduates at Trine’s 133rd commencement. The commencement ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 5, in the Keith E. Busse/Steel Dynamics Inc. Athletic Recreation Center on Trine’s main campus.

“Dr. Carson’s life is a shining example for Trine graduates and the community of the success that results from hard work and dedication,” said Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D., Trine University president. “We look forward to his insights from his distinguished career in medicine and public service.”

Carson served as director of pediatric neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center for nearly 30 years. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, as well as the NAACP’s Spingarn Medal.

Carson ran for the Republican nomination in the 2016 presidential election but suspended his campaign after the Super Tuesday primaries. After throwing his support behind Donald Trump, the eventual president nominated him for a position in his cabinet – Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

The public is welcome to attend Trine University’s commencement. For more information, visit

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