Mitt Romney to deliver commencement address at Trine University

ANGOLA, Ind. (WOWO): Trine University is bringing in a big name this weekend.

Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney will deliver the commencement address at Trine on Saturday. The 131st commencement ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. on the main campus at the Keith E. Busse/Steel Dynamics Inc. Athletic and Recreation Center.

More than 600 students are graduating from Trine this year, according to a press release. About 500 will participate in the ceremony.

Despite winning Indiana in 2012, Romney lost to Barack Obama in the 2012 election. Earlier, from 2003 to 2007, Romney was governor of Massachusetts. In 2008, he was a candidate for the GOP presidential nomination.

During this current election season, many supporters are either encouraging him to enter the primary race or lamenting his decision to not pursue the presidency.

He was also president and chief executive officer of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City.

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