Glassboro native and rookie Eagles running back Corey Clement was named this week as the speaker for Rowan University’s 93rd commencement ceremony next month.
Clement, 23, will address the Class of 2018 at Rowan’s Richard Wackar Stadium at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 6.
This year, the Glassboro university is reintroducing its main ceremony after years of only offering individual college ceremonies for graduates. It will be followed throughout the week with the 10 individual college ceremonies, where the students’ names will be called and they will accept their diplomas.
Clement grew up in Glassboro, where he played football for Glassboro High School. While there, he set a South Jersey record with 6,245 career rushing yards and 90 touchdowns.
He continued his education at the University of Wisconsin and signed with the Eagles as an undrafted free agent during the 2017 off season. Clement was the only undrafted rookie to make the Eagles’ opening-day roster and played a vital role in the Birds’ Super Bowl run.
Also during Rowan’s ceremony, Christopher J. Lukach, of the class of 2004, will accept the university’s Distinguished Alumnus Award.
President of Anne Klein Communications Group, a national public relations firm based in Mount Laurel, Lukach earned his bachelor’s degree in communication, with a specialization in public relations.