As part of our 25th anniversary this year, Lakeland University Japan received a special taped congratulatory message from Caroline Kennedy, U.S. ambassador to Japan and the daughter of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy. The message was shown during LUJ's recent anniversary celebration and during commencement, which occurred on the same weekend. As part of the message, Ambassador Kennedy makes reference to her father's visit to Lakeland's main campus in 1960 during his campaign for president. A picture from that visit hangs in Bossard Hall of Lakeland's Wisconsin campus.
"He would be very proud," she said, "to know that the small college he visited in 1960 has become a major force in international education."