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Congressman Thompson will serve as CPH's 2014 Graduation speaker

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Temple University’s College of Public Health  welcomes U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, 5th District, Pennsylvania as the speaker for the College's 47th Graduation Ceremony on May 15, 2014.

A life-long resident of Howard Township, Centre County, Pa., Congressman Thompson was first elected to represent Pennsylvania’s Fifth District in the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2008 and sworn in to his third term on January 3, 2013.

Prior to being elected to Pennsylvania’s geographically largest congressional district, Congressman Thompson spent 28 years as a therapist, rehabilitation services manager and a licensed Nursing Home Administrator. Through his professional experiences, Congressman Thompson has touched the lives of thousands of individuals facing life altering conditions.  As a result, he has learned firsthand the importance of access to quality healthcare and has become a strong advocate for increased access, affordability, quality of care, and patient choice.

A 30-year veteran of the Juniata Valley Boy Scout Council, Glenn was the Council's President during 2007 to 2009. He has enriched the lives of young men throughout Central Pennsylvania.  Among just 2,000 presented since 1969, in 2012 Rep. Thompson received the National Distinguished Eagle Scout Award.

Congressman Thompson is also a former member of the Bald Eagle Area School Board and is past vice-chair of the Private Industry Council of the Central Corridor.  Because of these experiences, in 2008, he was appointed to the House Committee on Education & Workforce. In the 113th Congress, Thompson will serve his second term as Co-Chairman of the bipartisan Congressional Career and Technical Education Caucus.

A community leader and a volunteer firefighter with three decades of service, Congressman Thompson is acutely aware of the challenges facing Pennsylvania communities. As a member of the House Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Education & Workforce Committees, he is in a unique position to bring his expertise and knowledge to bear on the issues facing rural businesses, communities, and families, in order to improve the lives of the citizens of the Fifth District. Glenn is serving his second term as Chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy & Forestry. Additionally, during the 113th Congress, Glenn will serve as Co-Chairman for the bipartisan Congressional Natural Gas Caucus.

Congressman Thompson is a proud graduate of Penn State and Temple University, where he earned a B.S. and a Masters in Education, respectively.

Posted:  April 21, 2014