Commencement Speakers Announced: Baruch, Bentley, Birmingham-Southern, Camden County, Cheyney, Loyola Marymount, Messiah, Mount Holyoke, Naropa, Salus, Texas Christian, U. of the South, Utica, Washington U. in St. Louis, Wheaton

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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