Lt. Gov. Sanguinetti to be Northwestern College commencement speaker
Apr 12, 2016 7:15 PM -
Northwestern College President Lawrence Schumacher announced that the 2016 Commencement Speaker for Northwestern College's June 10th ceremony will be Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti. She is the state's 47th lieutenant governor and the first Latina lieutenant governor in the United States. A wife and working mother of three young children, she is an attorney by trade and formerly an adjunct professor of law. Her storybook rise to Lt. Governor began as a child of teenage parents outside of Miami, Florida, an Ecuadorian immigrant father and a Cuban refugee mother. Despite extreme poverty, a language barrier with Spanish as her first language and some enormous odds, her love of learning and the determination of her parents to create a better life for their children helped to set her on a course to make history.