Commencement Speakers Announced: Bronx CC, City College, College of Holy Cross, Hardin-Simmons, Lehigh, Mount Ida, National Louis, NYIT, Pratt, Scripps, St. Edward's, St. John's

May 14, 2013

The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2013:

  • Bronx Community College of the City University of New York: Quiara Alegría Hudes, an award-winning playwright.
  • City College of the City University of New York: Matthew Goldstein, the retiring chancellor of the CUNY system.
  • College of the Holy Cross: Anne Fadiman, the Francis Writer in Residence at Yale University.
  • Hardin-Simmons University: Teresia Taylor, who is retiring as the university's head of the Department of Foreign Languages and senior professor of Spanish.
  • Lehigh University: Bill Nye, "the Science Guy."
  • Mount Ida College: Setti Warren, mayor of Newton, Massachusetts.
  • National Louis University: Representative Gwen Moore, Democrat of Wisconsin; and Michele S. Jones, former director of external veterans/military affairs and community outreach for the President’s Veterans Employment Initiative.
  • New York Institute of Technology: Edward Guiliano, president of the institute.
  • Pratt Institute: Kurt Andersen, novelist and radio host.
  • Scripps College: Ruth Markowitz Owades, an entrepreneur and corporate director.
  • St. Edward's University: Maria Otero, former under secretary of State for civilian security, democracy and human rights.
  • St. John's College, in New Mexico: Jill Cooper Udall, an arts advocate and lawyer.



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