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Admiral Michelle Howard, Vice Chief of Naval Operations, To Address Rensselaer Graduates at 209th Commencement

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Admiral Michelle Howard, Vice Chief of Naval Operations, will address graduates on May 30 at the 209th Commencement Ceremony of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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Ursinus Honors its Late President at 2015 Commencement

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President Bobby Fong and Suzanne Fong will "graduate" with the Class of 2015

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Broadcast Journalist Laura Ling to Deliver 2015 Commencement Address at Carthage College

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Six years ago at this time, Laura Ling was imprisoned in North Korea. Chosen as Carthage College’s 2015 Commencement speaker, she’ll share reflections from those terrifying months and other lessons she has gleaned from a career as an award-winning broadcast journalist.

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Top eBay Executive Devin Wenig ’88 to Speak at Commencement

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More than 500 students in the Class of 2015 will receive degrees during the ceremony, scheduled for 10 a.m. Sunday, June 14,

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Alex Smith, NFL Quarterback and University of Utah Alum, to Deliver 2014 Commencement Address

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Alex Smith, quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs, U graduate and generous philanthropist is the U's 2014 commencement speaker. He will receive an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters for his dedication and inspiration – on and off the field of play.

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"Frozen” Screenwriter/Director Jennifer Lee ‘92 is UNH 2014 Commencement Speaker

The first woman to direct an animated feature film for Walt Disney Animation Studios, Academy Award®-winner Jennifer Lee, will deliver the University of New Hampshire commencement address Saturday, May 17, 2014.

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Wynton Marsalis to Address Tulane University Graduates

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New Orleans native and Pulitzer Prize winner Wynton Marsalis will receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters and deliver the keynote address to graduates at Tulane University’s Commencement 2014, which will be held at 9 a.m., May 17 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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Global Leader in Study of HIV/AIDS to Speak at Commencement

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Dr. Deborah L. Birx, a renowned international expert in the field of HIV/AIDS, will be the featured speaker at Union's 220th Commencement, College officials announced today. Approximately 525 students in the Class of 2014 will receive degrees during the ceremony, scheduled for 10 a.m. Sunday, June 15, on Hull Plaza. Birx will receive an honorary doctorate of science degree.

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Celebrity Chef José Andrés to Deliver Commencement Address at the George Washington University, May 18

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World-renowned chef José Andrés will address graduates of the George Washington University at its 2014 Commencement. The James Beard winner is known for his restaurants, his PBS television series, his food advocacy work and his GW class, “The World on a Plate: How Food Shapes Civilization.”

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Baseball Hall of Famer Tony La Russa to deliver WUSTL’s Commencement address

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Tony La Russa, who recently was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame and is considered one of the best managers in baseball history, has been selected to give the 2014 Commencement address at Washington University in St. Louis. The university’s 153rd Commencement ceremony is 8:30 a.m. Friday, May 16, in Brookings Quadrangle on the Danforth Campus.