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Governor Deal to speak at Paine College's commencement in May

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Bryan Fulton, a senior at Paine College, remembers his first day on campus.

"I was scared and excited at the same time," said Fulton. "I was scared because I didn't know anyone but I was also excited because I knew what the goal was at the end of my four years here."

Fulton, a native of Florence, S. C. studies accounting is one of nearly 100 students that will graduate from Paine College this May.

"I really enjoyed it, it really helped me mature as a man," Fulton said of his experience as a student.

Another reason Paine's commencement is special this year, the commencement speaker is Governor Nathan Deal.

For the first time in the school's history an acting governor will deliver the address, creating a buzz on campus.

"Paine College is very proud to have the governor come and deliver the commencement address to our graduates," said Brandon Brown, Paine's Vice President of Institutional Advancement. "We are very happy and this is going to be a historic moment for Paine College and the communities surrounding us," Brown continued.

"I'm really anticipating the speech that the governor has for us because I know he's a pioneer for the state of Georgia," said Fulton. "I'm really looking forward to the advice he has for us at commencement."

Paine College isn't the only one that is excited for the address. Governor Deal said in a statement:

"One of my aims as governor is to increase the number of Georgians who graduate from college or a technical school. This graduating class at Paine has done itself a favor, but their hard work and dedication will also pay off for the state as a whole."

Governor Deal will also speak at Georgia Regents University's May commencement address.

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