Commencement Speakers Announced: Agnes Scott, Birmingham-Southern, Bloomsburg, Grinnell, Manhattanville, Misericordia, U. of Denver, U. of Hartford, U. of Rochester, Virginia Tech, Western New England, WPI

April 6, 2011

The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2011:

  • Agnes Scott College: Melanne Verveer, the U.S. ambassador-at-large for global women's issues.
  • Birmingham-Southern College: Susan Hagen, professor of English and director of the honors program at the college.
  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania: Eduardo Ochoa, assistant U.S. secretary of education for postsecondary education.
  • Grinnell College: Anna Quindlen, the author.
  • Manhattanville College: For undergraduates, Beatrice Wilkinson Welters, U.S. Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago; for graduate students, Anthony Davidson, incoming dean of graduate and professional studies.
  • Misericordia University: Nicholas DeBenedictis, chairman, CEO and president of Aqua America.
  • University of Denver: John P. Morgridge, former CEO of Cisco.
  • University of Hartford: Anne Garrels, veteran reporter and former National Public Radio foreign correspondent.
  • University of Rochester: Ursula M. Burns, chairman and chief executive officer of Xerox Corporation.
  • Virginia Tech: Kenneth R. Feinberg, special master of the federal September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001, and later the fund administrator for the Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund following the April 16, 2007 killings.
  • Western New England College: Jimmy Tingle, political humorist.
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute: Rex Tillerson, chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil.

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