April 22, 2015
The following colleges and universities have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2015:
Bard College at Simon’s Rock: Journalist and humorist Henry Alford.
- Bemidji State University: Jon McTaggart, president and CEO of American Public Media Group.
- Fresno Pacific University: Juan Martínez, vice provost, academic director of the Hispanic Center and professor of Hispanic studies and pastoral leadership at Fuller Theological Seminary.
- High Point University: Tom Brokaw, the former NBC anchor.
- Linfield College: Gale Castillo, president and one of the founders of the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber in Portland, Ore.
- Long Island University: Karen Brooks Hopkins, president of the Brooklyn Academy of Music; Lynne Greene, worldwide group president of the Estée Lauder Corporation; and John Kanas, president and CEO of BankUnited.
- Meredith College: Jo Allen, president of the college, who took office in July 2011 just before the Class of 2015 started.
- Roosevelt University: U.S. Representative Mike Quigley and Goldie Wolfe Miller, a real estate developer.
- St. Bonaventure University: Tim Brown, president and chief executive officer of Nestlé Waters North America.
- St. Lawrence University: John Angelo, an executive in the hedge fund industry; Judy Hart Angelo, a songwriter; and Peter Hatch, a garden historian.
- St. Mary's College of Maryland: Rashad Robinson, executive director of ColorOfChange.
- Syracuse University: Mary Karr, the poet and memoirist.
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