Commencement Speakers Announced: Arkansas State, Barnard, Beacon, Buffalo State, Carthage, Catholic, College of Westchester, Grinnell, Hostos CC, John Carroll, Manhattan, Marquette, Mount Mercy

May 16, 2014

The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2014:

  • Arkansas State University: Russell D. Harrington, Jr., president and chief executive officer of Baptist Health.
  • Barnard College: Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
  • Beacon College: Patricia Latham, immediate past president of the Learning Disabilities Association of America.
  • Buffalo State of the State University of New York: Evelyn S. Lieberman, director of communications and external affairs at the Smithsonian Institution; Arnold L. Mitchem, founder and president emeritus, Council for Opportunity in Education; and Valerie A. Logan, information sciences thought leader and former global vice president of strategy of the  Information Management and Analytics Services Division of Hewlett-Packard Company.
  • Carthage College: Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit.
  • Catholic University of America: Philip Rivers, quarterback for the San Diego Chargers.
  • College of Westchester:  Beverly Tramontelli, retired senior vice president of General Reinsurance, and president of the College of Westchester Charitable Foundation.
  • Grinnell College: Nancy Giles, a commentator on "CBS Sunday Morning."
  • Hostos Community College of the City University of New York: New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, and Sheena Wright, president and CEO of United Way of New York City.
  • John Carroll University: Deborah S. Delisle, U.S. assistant secretary for elementary and secondary education.
  • Manhattan College: Dominick M. Servedio, executive chairman of STV Group, Inc., and Carolyn Y. Woo, president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services.
  • Marquette University: Rev. James Martin, the Jesuit author.
  • Mount Mercy University, in Iowa:  Michael Kutcher, the motivational speaker.




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