- Colleges announce commencement speakers
- 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
- Commencement Speakers Announced: Agnes Scott, Bentley, Birmingham-Southern, Bunker Hill, Excelsior, Goucher, New School, NW Missouri State, Southern Vermont, Valparaiso
- Commencement Speakers Announced: Albany Pharmacy, Albright, Cal State Monterey Bay, CC of Philadelphia, Denison, Jacksonville, Johns Hopkins, Le Moyne, Mount St. Mary's, School of Visual Arts, U. of Indianapolis, U. of Mass. Lowell, Wagner
- Commencement Speakers Announced: Camden County, Centre, College of Saint Benedict, Mass. Pharmacy, Michigan State, Middlebury, Muskegon CC, Rose-Hulman, SUNY Albany, Thomas Aquinas, VCU, Walden, Western Connecticut
Commencement Speakers Announced: Agnes Scott, Bloomsburg, Central Penn, Dickinson, Dominican, High Point, Mass. Pharmacy, Niagara County CC, Northampton CC, Roger Williams, U. of California-Merced, U. of Mass.-Lowell, U. of New England, U. of Richmond
April 18, 2012
The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2012:
- Agnes Scott College: Kay Krill, president and chief executive officer of ANN INC., parent company of Ann Taylor and LOFT.
- Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania: David Williams, president and chief executive officer of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America.
- Central Penn College: Hasu P. Shah, founder and chairman of Hersha Hospitality Trust.
- Dickinson College: David Petraeus, director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
- Dominican University: Georgie Anne Geyer, foreign correspondent and syndicated columnist, and Newt Minow, former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.
- High Point University: Laura Bush, former first lady of the United States.
- Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences: Lynda Young, president of the Massachusetts Medical Society (Boston campus) and Patrick Hughes, president and CEO of Fallon Community Health Plan (Worcester campus).
- Niagara County Community College: Wes Moore, a youth advocate, author, Army combat veteran and the host of "Beyond Belief" on the Oprah Winfrey Network.
- Northampton Community College (Pennsylvania): Arthur L. Scott, president of the college.
- Roger Williams University: Madeleine Albright, the former U.S. secretary of state.
- University of California at Merced: Lieutenant Governor Cruz Bustamante of California.
- University of Massachusetts at Lowell: Ken Salazar, the U.S. secretary of the interior.
- University of New England: U.S. Representative Chellie Pingree.
- University of Richmond: Governor Bob McDonnell of Virginia.
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