Atlanta Metropolitan State College

Campus Life

April 28, 2010
Mayor Kasim Reed to Speak at AMSC’s Commencement

Atlanta, Georgia – Atlanta Metropolitan State College (AMSC) will hold its commencement  ceremony on Friday, May 7th, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. in the Physical Education Complex on the main campus. Approximately 276 students will receive degrees. Mayor Kasim Reed, will deliver the commencement address.

Reed was the youngest Democratic State Senator and was first elected to the Georgia General Assembly in 1998 as State Representative for District 52.   He was re-elected in 2000, winning seventy-seven percent (77%) off all votes cast . In the House, he served two terms as a member of the House Judiciary Committee, Education Committee and Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment Committee. 

Reed served since 2002 as the State Senator for District 35. He was elected in August 2002, winning 66% percent of all votes cast.  He was the Vice Chairman of the Senate Democratic Caucus, served on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Ethics Committee, Higher Education Committee, Transportation Committee, Urban Affairs and the State and Local Government Operations Committee.

Mayor Reed’s civic leadership and service have been nationally recognized. He was selected as one of Georgia Trend magazine’s “40 under 40 Rising Stars” in 2001, and as one of the Fulton County Daily Report’s “Lawyers on the Rise”. He is a Board Member of the Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund.

Mayor Reed was raised in the Cascade community of Atlanta. He was educated in the Fulton County’s public schools, where he graduated from Utoy Springs Elementary School and Westwood High School (now Westlake High School) and received his undergraduate and law degrees from Howard University.

The citizens of Atlanta elected Kasim Reed to be the City’s 59th Mayor on December 29, 2009.

Founded in 1974, Atlanta Metropolitan State College is a two-year unit of the University System of Georgia. All courses offered by AMSC are transferrable to senior-level colleges and universities.

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