May 4, 2013 - 10:00am
Ohio Christian University presents the class of 2013, with keynote speaker Julius Caesar (J.C.) Watts, Jr.
Join us online for a live broadcast of Commencement 2013 May 4th at 10am, EST. DVDs of the ceremony can be pre-ordered online and will be available for purchase onsite following the event.
About the Speaker
Watts served as a U.S. Congressman for Oklahoma from 1995 to 2002 and served for eight years on the House Armed Services Committee. He co-authored the American Community Renewal and New Markets Act, which President Clinton signed into law in 2000. He was the author of President Bush’s faith based initiative, the Community Solutions Act of 2001.
After leaving congress, J.C. founded J.C. Watts Companies, a lobbying and consulting firm. He is a regular analyst on CNN and a frequent guest on national radio shows. He has been widely quoted in major newspaper articles in the United States and around the world, and he writes a twice-monthly column for more than a dozen newspapers.
J.C. graduated in 1981 from he University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in Journalism. While at the University of Oklahoma, Watts was quarterback for the Sooners, leading them to two consecutive Big Eight Championships and Orange Bowl victories. He was voted the Most Valuable Player in the 1980 and 1981 Orange Bowls. From 1981 to 1986, he started for Ottawa and Toronto in the Canadian Football League and was voted the Most Valuable Player of the Grey Cup, the CFL's Super Bowl, his rookie season.