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Natural Light Will Host A Virtual College Commencement Ceremony on Facebook

Natty to rally college grads from cancelled ceremonies and host first of its kind virtual graduation with appearances from Mark Cuban, Jane Lynch, Stephen A. Smith, Amanda Cerny, Erika Nardini and others.

By: Angela Redding

Los Angeles, CA, (The Hollywood Times) 4/17/2020-“The public health crisis has had a massive impact on college students, including forcing the cancellation of many on-campus graduations. We’re a brand known for celebrating milestones with our fans – and commencement is normally one of those major moments,” said Daniel Blake, Vice President of US Value Brands at Anheuser-Busch. “The Class of 2020 not only deserves a commencement, but one of epic proportions. Natty Light is going to host the most memorable graduation ceremony to date.”

In light of the current pandemic, many colleges in the nation have cancelled traditional graduation ceremonies for seniors and other colleges have decided to hold virtual ceremonies. In an effort to offer inspiration to college students who have been told there will not be a graduation ceremony due to COVID-19, Anheuser-Busch’s Natural Light will host a virtual commencement ceremony live on Facebook, May 14, 2020.

A first-of-its-kind commencement experience, the event will bring together graduating seniors across the country and feature multiple speeches and wise advice from guests like entrepreneur and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, sports commentator Stephen A. Smith, actress Jane Lynch and Barstool Sports CEO Erika Nardini.

“The transition from college to working life is challenging, period. It’s now going to be a bigger test for the Class of 2020 following the unprecedented impact of the pandemic on our country. But graduation is the exclamation point on years of hard work and commitment, designed to celebrate and propel you forward onto your next success,” said Stephen A. Smith “I hope my words of advice at the Natty Light Worldwide Commencement on May 14 help to embolden and motivate the Class of 2020.”


Sports Commentator Stephen A. Smith (Photo: Keith Allison from Hanover, MD, USA / CC BY-SA)
The event will be hosted by actress, entrepreneur, & activist Amanda Cerny

“Hosting this commencement for graduating seniors across the country is a huge honor. Props to Natty for pulling together a celebration that 2020 college seniors deserve. I can’t tell you how excited I am to share this virtual stage with the amazing and talented guests we’ve recruited. This is going to be incredible! EVERY senior should tune in safely from home and we’ll all celebrate on Facebook Live.”

Graduating from college is one of the final steps a student will take before starting a full time job in their chosen field of study. Natural Light’s virtual ceremony will allow graduates to participate in a commencement celebration they will remember for years to come.

“Graduating college is such an important moment for people. It’s a time to take note of how far you’ve come and how hard you have worked. Now more than ever, we’ve got to show these legal drinking age graduates that, regardless of what the universe throws at us, it’s important to celebrate their journey and the bright future ahead “commented actress Jane Lynch.

Actress Jane Lynch. (Photo: Peabody Awards / CC BY.)

College Seniors Sign Up for Natty Commencement

Seniors can sign up on the commencement microsite for the chance to have their name featured during the ceremony (terms & conditions apply) and to be kept informed on more commencement updates.

No Purchase Necessary. Open to US residents 21+. Ends 4/24/20.

See Official Rules at www.naturallight.com/online-commencement for prizes and details.

Viewers can tune in to the Worldwide Commencement on Natural Light’s Facebook page on Thursday, May 14 at 7 PM ET.

For more information, visit www.anheuser-busch.com or follow Anheuser-Busch on LinkedInTwitterFacebook and Instagram.

Graduation clip art by Annalise Batista