Commencement Speakers Announced: Barnard, Cabrini, Colgate, Loras, Marquette, Northwestern, Salem, SMU, St. Joseph's, Wake Forest, Warren Wilson

March 10, 2015

The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2015:

  • Barnard College: Ambassador Samantha Power, the U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations.
  • Cabrini College: Reverend Daniel Groody, director of Immigration Initiatives at the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies.
  • Colgate University: Eddie S. Glaude Jr., the William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African American Studies and the chair of the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University.
  • Loras College: The Reverend William M. Lies, vice president for mission engagement and church affairs at the University of Notre Dame.
  • Marquette University: Sister Margaret O’Neill, founder of El Centro Arte Para la Paz in El Salvador, an agency dedicated to helping the country’s poor and marginalized.
  • Northwestern University: Virginia Rometty, C.E.O. of IBM.
  • Salem College: Freda C. Lewis-Hall, executive vice president and chief medical officer of Pfizer.
  • Southern Methodist University: President George W. Bush.
  • St. Joseph's College, in New York: Sister Loretta McGrann, provost of the college.
  • Wake Forest University: Stephen Colbert, the comedian.
  • Warren Wilson College: Kim Jordan, C.E.O. of New Belgium Brewing Company.




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