March 29, 2016
The following colleges have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2016:
- Alma College: David Provost, a Michigan banking executive.
- Babson College: Muhammad Yunus, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize; and Beth Brooke-Marciniak, global vice chair of public policy at EY.
- Baldwin Wallace University: Vice Admiral Peter Neffenger, administrator of the Transportation Security Administration.
- Berkshire Community College: Massachusetts State Senator Benjamin B. Downing.
- College of the Holy Cross: Harry K. Thomas Jr., U.S. ambassador to Zimbabwe.
- George Washington University: Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey.
- Goshen College: Carrie Newcomer, the singer-songwriter.
- Huston-Tillotson University: Steve Adler, mayor of Austin.
- Pratt Institute: Kay WalkingStick, the artist.
- State University of New York at New Paltz: Regina Calcaterra, a lawyer and author of the memoir Etched in Sand.
- University of New Hampshire: Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations.
- University of Rochester: Erica Fee, the theater and festival producer.
- York College of the City University of New York: Julián Castro, U.S. secretary of housing and urban development.
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