May 4, 2016
The following colleges have announced their commencement speakers for spring 2016:
- Boston University: Nina Tassler, former chair of CBS.
- Buffalo State of the State University of New York: Kyle Bradstreet, writer and producer of Mr. Robot; and Catherine F. Collins, a New York State regent.
- Cheyney University: Sheryl Lee Ralph, the actress.
- Cooper Union: Denise Young Smith, vice president of worldwide human resources at Apple.
- CUNY School of Professional Studies, Sonia Manzano, Emmy Award-winning actress, writer and author (Maria on Sesame Street).
- Heritage University: Bonnie J. Dunbar, retired NASA astronaut.
- Loyola University Chicago: Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, the neurosurgeon; Bill Plante, the journalist; and others.
- Marian University, in Indiana: The Reverend Joseph W. Tobin, archbishop of Indianapolis.
- Morris Brown College: U.S. Deputy Postmaster General Ronald A. Stroman.
- Northwestern College, in Iowa: The Reverend Jill Ver Steeg, of the denominational staff for the Reformed Church in America.
- Oakwood University: General Dennis L. Via.
- Quinnipiac University: Jahana Hayes, U.S. Teacher of the Year, and others.
- Ripon College: Pia Sundhage, the former U.S. women’s national soccer team coach.
- University of Hartford: Kennedy Owiti Odede, the co-founder of Shining Hope for Communities; and Donna Randall, chief executive officer of the Cancer Prevention Institute of California.
- University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College: Megan Wise, Miss Ohio USA 2016.
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