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December 13, 2012

Anoatubby keynote speaker at ECU fall graduation

Ada —  

Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby will address candidates for bachelor’s and master’s degrees during fall commencement ceremonies at East Central University on Saturday, Dec. 15.

The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. in the Kerr Activities Center for 242 candidates for bachelor’s degrees and 102 candidates for master’s degrees.

Anoatubby has served as governor of the Chickasaw Nation since 1987. His effective leadership has led to ongoing growth within the tribe.

When Anoatubby took office as governor, the Chickasaw Nation had only 250 employees. Today, it employs over 12,000. The financial conditions of the tribe have been improved tremendously. Funding for tribal operations has grown exponentially. Tribal assets have grown twentyfold.

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