Valerie K. Johnson Is Student Commencement Speaker

Posted: May 2, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Tara Laskowski

Valerie K. Johnson of Dale City, Va., will give the graduate address during Commencement on Saturday, May 17. Born in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Johnson moved to Northern Virginia in 1989. She will graduate with a B.A. in Communication with a concentration in public relations.

Johnson is an active member of the community. During the summers, she hosts a sports camp for local children at the Dale City Recreational Center. Johnson has been on the Dean’s List at George Mason and carries a full course load while working full-time at Gateway Computer Company as a solutions advisor. She also interns part-time at an up-and-coming design group.

Her graduation address will focus on celebrating the moment–living life to the fullest and taking advantage of opportunities.

After graduation, Johnson hopes to either attend graduate or law school. She would also like to pursue a career in public relations and eventually start her own public relations firm.

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