Chiefs' Butker named Keynote Speaker for BC Commencement

(KAIR)--Harrison Butker, the Super Bowl winning Kansas City Chiefs placekicker, is coming to Atchison.

According to a release from Atchison's Benedictine College, Butker will serve as the keynote speaker for the 2024 Benedictine College Commencement Exercises, set for Saturday.

Butker, the release says, is a devout Catholic, a professional NFL football player, a successful entrepreneur, noted philanthropist, and sought-after public speaker

Also to be recognized during ceremonies is Lieutenant General Arthur J. Gregg, a 1964 graduate of the college, who recently became the first black man, and the first living person, to see a United States military base named in his honor.

College President Steven Minnis, in a release, points out that the students of the graduating class "missed their high school graduations due to the COVID-19 pandemic," adding that the college "wanted to make it up to them with a truly memorable commencement experience.”

The release specifies that Saturday- commencement exercises, beginning that morning at 10:00, at the college's Ralph Nolan Gymnasium, are closed to the public, open "solely for graduates and their families." However, the release notes that the entire event will be streamed on the college- Facebook page.

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