Georgia Supreme Court Justice Harold Melton, an Auburn alumnus and former Student Government Association president, will speak to 1,683 graduates on Dec. 16 at the University's fall commencement ceremonies in the Auburn Arena.
The first ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. and will be followed by another at 2 p.m.
During his time at Auburn, Melton served as the first African American SGA president in 1987. He graduated with a degree in international business in 1988 before leaving for the University of Georgia, where he received a law degree in 1991.
Before working in the justice system, Melton worked under two attorneys general where he assisted in the creation of the Georgia Lottery Corporation.
Melton serves on the Board of Atlanta Youth Academies and works as a board member for Young Life youth ministry.
He is native of Washington, D.C., but currently lives in Atlanta with his wife and kids.
More on graduation:
10 a.m. ceremony -- College of Education; the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering; the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences; the College of Human Sciences; and the College of Liberal Arts
2 p.m. ceremony -- College of Agriculture; the College of Architecture, Design
Auburn will award 78 doctoral degrees, 382 master’s degrees, eight educational specialist degrees, one pharmacy degree and 1,214 bachelor’s degrees.
The bachelor’s degrees