CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy is addressing about 850 students receiving degrees at Clemson University's summer commencement.
The Republican congressman representing Spartanburg and Greenville counties is scheduled to give Friday's address.
It is the university's first graduation ceremony at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville. Graduation was scheduled there because renovations are under way at Littlejohn Coliseum on campus.
The ceremony will be broadcast live on the ClemsonTV website.
Gowdy was first elected to represent South Carolina's 4th congressional district in 2010. He serves on House committees on ethics, oversight and judiciary and chairs a special House select committee on Benghazi.
His son graduated from Clemson this year, and his daughter will attend the University of South Carolina this fall.