Jason Robertson, an author and motivational speaker, will deliver the commencement address for Chattahoochee Valley Community College on Friday, May 14 at 7 p.m. at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center.
Robertson was one of thousands of orphans airlifted out of Vietnam to America during the Vietnam War.
His orphanage was located in Saigon and run by a Vietnamese woman named Madame Ngai, who often found children lying on the street next to their parents who were dead.
Robertson was rescued by Betty Tisdale, an American woman who orchestrated the largest single airlift from one orphanage in history. He was later adopted by a family that resided in a rural Alabama.
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“We are extremely honored to welcome Jason as our speaker for this year. I know his story will serve as a great motivation to all of our graduates and their families," CVCC president Laurel Blackwell said in a press release.