Commencement Speakers Announced: Carnegie Mellon, Colby, College of St. Scholastica, Framingham State, Furman, Guilford Tech, Monmouth, Morgan State, Mount Holyoke, NH Institute of Art, SUNY Cobleskill, Susquehanna, U of Georgia, U of Puget Sound

April 19, 2017
  • Carnegie Mellon University: Meg Whitman, president and chief executive officer of Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
  • Colby College: Joe Biden, the former vice president.
  • College of St. Scholastica: Federal Judge Patrick Schiltz.
  • Framingham State University: U.S. Representative Seth Moulton; and Jonathan T. M. Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity.
  • Furman University: Alexander Stubb, the former prime minister of Finland.
  • Guilford Technical Community College: James C. Williamson, president of the North Carolina Community College System.
  • Monmouth University: Bobbi Brown, the cosmetics executive; and Joseph M. Rigby, president and chief executive officer of Pepco Holdings Inc.
  • Morgan State University: Joe Biden, the former vice president.
  • Mount Holyoke College: Dolores Huerta, lifelong social justice organizer and activist.
  • New Hampshire Institute of Art: Jane Chu, chair of the National Endowment for the Arts.
  • State University of New York at Cobleskill: Christopher P. Gibson, a former member of Congress; and Judith A. St. Leger, vice president for research and science for SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment.
  • Susquehanna University: John R. Strangfeld, chairman and CEO of Prudential Financial Inc.
  • University of Georgia: Ernie Johnson Jr., host of TNT’s Inside the NBA show; and Marshall Shepherd, director of the atmospheric sciences program at the university.
  • University of Puget Sound: Tim Egan, the writer.


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