Commencement Speakers Announced: College of Saint Benedict, Eureka, Fairleigh Dickinson, Saint John’s, Southwestern, SUNY Binghamton, Tidewater CC, U of Hartford, U of North Texas, U of Richmond, Wentworth, Westminster

April 28, 2015

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

  • College of Saint Benedict: Valarie Kaur, the civil rights lawyer and documentary filmmaker.
  • Eureka College: S. Georgia Nugent, former president of Kenyon College.
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University: Harry Carson, the New York Giants Hall of Fame linebacker.
  • Saint John’s University, in Minnesota: Robert Dumonceaux, regents professor emeritus of mathematics at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University.
  • Southwestern University, in Texas: Larry Haynes, a tax consultant.
  • State University of New York at Binghamton: Stephanie Courtney, the actress who plays Flo in Progressive Insurance commercials.
  • Tidewater Community College: U.S. Senator Mark Warner.
  • University of Hartford: Caryl M. Stern, president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF; and Maria Cattaui, former secretary general of the International Chamber of Commerce.
  • University of North Texas: Texas Governor Greg Abbott.
  • University of Richmond: Edward L. Ayers, who is stepping down as the university's president, and others.
  • Westminster College, in Utah: Clayborne Carson, a historian at Stanford University.
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology: Anil D. Jha, founder and chief executive officer of HydroNovation.



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