BALDWIN U.S. Sen. Nancy Kassebaum, R-Kan., will present the keynote address during Baker University's 123rd commencement at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Collins Sports and Convention Center on the Baldwin campus.
Kassebaum was elected to her third consecutive term in the U.S. Senate in 1990 and is the daughter of former Kansas Gov. Alfred M. Landon. She earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Kansas University and a master's degree in diplomatic history at the University of Michigan.
The university will present an honorary doctor of laws degree to Kassebaum following her speech.
The Rev. Norton "Butch" Ritter and businessman Jim Halsey also will be commencement guests and will receive honorary degrees. Mike Magers, senior class president, also will address the graduates.
Ritter, senior minister at First United Methodist Church in Emporia, will present the baccalaureate address, "Forever Young," at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the First United Methodist Church in Baldwin. He will receive an honorary doctorate of divinity at the commencement ceremony.
Ritter was Baker's first minister and held the position for three years before his appointment to the Emporia church last fall.
Halsey is chairman and CEO of the Jim Halsey Co., a management firm that promotes country music artists around the world. He received the Baker University Distinguished Leadership Award in 1982 and will receive an honorary doctorate of fine arts at commencement.