Philadelphia Judge and War Veteran to Speak at University of Pennsylvania Veterans Upward Bound Graduation

WHO: Patrick Dugan, Philadelphia Municipal Court judge and veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

WHAT: Graduation ceremony for 40 U.S. veterans

WHEN: Aug. 26, 2010, 7 p.m.

WHERE: University of Pennsylvania
 Houston Hall, Bodek Lounge
 34th and Spruce streets

Judge Patrick Dugan, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, will be the keynote speaker at the graduation ceremony of the TRIO Veterans Upward Bound program at the University of Pennsylvania.  Forty veterans have completed a series of intensive pre-college educational courses. 

TRIO Veterans Upward Bound is a federally funded program through the U.S. Department of Education that offers free, intensive, non-credit academic courses and a full array of academic support services to veterans who may want to work toward bachelor’s degrees.