Commencement Speakers Announced: Bard, Bergen CC, Ithaca, Juilliard, Montgomery, National Louis, RISD, San Bernardino Valley, Taylor

May 19, 2016

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

  • Bard College: Randall Kennedy, a law professor at Harvard University.
  • Bergen Community College: Bakari G. Lee, chair elect of the Association of Community College Trustees.
  • Ithaca College: Adam B. Ellick, the New York Times journalist.
  • Juilliard: Christine Baranski, the actress.
  • Montgomery College, in Maryland: Kojo Nnamdi, the public radio host.
  • National Louis University: Mawi Asgedom, Ethiopian refugee who became a best-selling author and inspirational speaker.
  • Rhode Island School of Design: Hilton Als, the critic.
  • San Bernardino Valley College: County Supervisor James Ramos.
  • Taylor University: Eugene and Marylou Habecker, the outgoing president of the university and his wife.


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