May 7, 2014
The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2014:
- Baruch College of City University of New York: Trevor A. Edwards, president of Nike Brand, and Cathy Avgiris, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Comcast Cable.
- Bentley University: Joe Moglia, chair of the board of TD Ameritrade, and Linda Zecher, president, CEO and director of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
- Birmingham-Southern College: Laura Stultz, professor of chemistry and 2013 Alabama CASE/Carnegie Professor of the Year.
- Camden County College: Jeffrey Brenner, a primary-care physician who serves as executive director of the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers.
- Cheyney University: Randal D. Pinkett, founder, chairman and CEO of BCT Partners.
- Loyola Marymount University: James Lovell, an astronaut who flew to the moon twice, and Wole Soyinka, the Nobel laureate in literature.
- Messiah College: Richard J. Mouw, past president and professor of faith and public life at Fuller Theological Seminary.
- Mount Holyoke College: Deborah Bial, president and founder of the Posse Foundation.
- Naropa University: Pema Chödrön the Buddhist teacher and author.
- Salus University: Rear Admiral Boris D. Lushniak, the acting U.S. surgeon general.
- Texas Christian University: Chancellor Victor J. Boschini Jr.
- University of the South: Florence Davis, president of of the Board of Directors of the Starr Foundation.
- Utica College: Travis Roy, author, motivational speaker and former hockey player.
- Washington University in St. Louis: Tony La Russa, who is being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame July 27.
- Wheaton College, in Illinois: David Iglesias. who teaches foreign military, intelligence and law enforcement personnel about border security, counter-terrorism and rule of law issues on behalf of the Defense Institute of International Legal Studies, the Joint Special Operations University and the Justice Department.
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