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Rev. Ray Hammond to replace Patten as Notre Dame’s commencement speaker

Author: Dennis Brown

Ray Hammond

Rev. Dr. Ray Hammond, founder of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Boston, will deliver the principal address at the University of Notre Dame’s 169th University Commencement Ceremony on May 18 (Sunday), replacing the previously announced speaker, Christopher Patten, chancellor of Oxford and chair of the BBC Trust.

Patten informed the University this week that he is withdrawing from several engagements for health reasons.

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