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Commencement 2024 Recap

Commencement Speaker 2024: Frank Wolf

Congressman Frank Wolf, Retired

Frank Wolf served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 34 years, representing the 10th district of Virginia. He authored the International Religious Freedom Act, which infused religious freedom into U.S. foreign policy.He has traveled to Ethiopia, Sudan, Sierra Leone, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and other countries in Africa to see firsthand the tremendous suffering due to corrupt governments, war, AIDS and famine. He led the first congressional delegation to Darfur. He has called attention to the human rights abuses and religious persecution in the People’s Republic of China, Tibet, Romania, Nagorno-Karabakh, Chechnya, Bosnia, Kosovo, East Timor and the Middle East.

Mr. Wolf was the driving force behind the National Commission on Terrorism, the National Gambling Impact Study Commission and the Attorney General’s Commission on Pornography. He worked with Mothers Against Drunk Driving to lower the national blood alcohol, making .08 BAC the new standard for drunk driving.

For the past two years, he has served as a Commissioner on the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, which monitors the universal right to freedom of religions or belief abroad, and makes policy recommendations to the President, Secretary of State and Congress, and tracking recommendation implementation.

In 2014 Wolf was named World Magazine’s Daniel of the Year. He received his B.A. from Penn State University (1961) and his J.D. from Georgetown University (1965). He and his wife, Carolyn, have 5 children and 16 grandchildren, one of whom is Virginia Whitman, a 2024 Wilberforce graduate.

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