Commencement Speakers Announced: Endicott, Eureka, Heidelberg, Life Pacific, Macaulay Honors, Morehouse, Northern Essex CC, U of Arizona, U of Maryland College Park, Washington U, Xavier Louisiana, Yeshiva U

April 1, 2016

The following colleges have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2016:

  • Endicott College: Joyce and Bill Cummings, co-founders of the Cummings Foundation and director and founder, respectively, of Cummings Properties.
  • Eureka College: David Axelrod, former White House senior adviser to President Obama and founding director of the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago.
  • Heidelberg University: Aris M. Kaplanis, an entrepreneur.
  • Life Pacific College: Doretha O’Quinn, provost and vice president of Vanguard University.
  • Macaulay Honors College of the City University of New York: Marion Nestle, the Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at New York University.
  • Morehouse College: Strive Masiyiwa, Zimbabwe’s first billionaire.
  • Northern Essex Community College: Wendy Y. Estrella, a lawyer.
  • University of Arizona: U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy.
  • University of Maryland at College Park: Kevin Plank, founder and CEO of Under Armour.
  • Washington University in St. Louis: U.S. Representative John R. Lewis, the civil rights pioneer.
  • Xavier University of Louisiana: Helene D. Gayle, CEO of McKinsey Social Initiative.
  • Yeshiva University: Robert K. Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots.


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