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Darton spring commencement Thursday

Maj. Gen. Chuck Hudson, commanding general of Marine Corps Logistics Command, says that the
mission of LOGCOM is taking care of and protecting those Marines serving overseas.

Maj. Gen. Chuck Hudson, commanding general of Marine Corps Logistics Command, says that the mission of LOGCOM is taking care of and protecting those Marines serving overseas.

ALBANY, Ga. -- Darton College will hold its Spring 2012 Commencement at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Cavalier Arena.

Approximately 330 graduates are eligible to receive an associate of science, associate of arts, associate of applied science degree, or a certificate.

The commencement will feature an address to the graduates by Maj. Gen. Charles L. Hudson, commanding general of the Marine Corps Logistics Command.

Hudson is a 1981 graduate from The Citadel. During his 30 years as a commissioned officer, he has participated in operations conducted in Grenada, Lebanon, the Arabian Gulf, East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Before being assigned as the commanding general at MCLC, Hudson was at Camp Pendleton in California, where he served as the commanding general of the 1st Marine Logistics Group.

He is a graduate of the Marine Corps Amphibious Warfare School, Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and the Marine Corps War College. In addition to a Master of Military Studies and a Master of Strategic Studies, he holds a M.S. in Human Resource Management.

Following the commencement, the Darton College Foundation and the Student Government Association will host a reception for the graduates and their families in the Student Center.

In addition, Darton College's allied health pinning will be held at 3 p.m., followed by the nursing pinning ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Both ceremonies will take place in the Cavalier Arena.