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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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SPECIAL EDITION LIFEWIRE | COMMENCEMENT SPEAKERS

This special LifeWire highlights the upcoming commencement ceremonies at Newswise member colleges and universities.

AAMC CEO Dr. Darrell Kirch to Deliver Einstein’s 2015 Commencement Address

Darrell G. Kirch, M.D., president and chief executive officer of the Association of American Medical Colleges will deliver the keynote address at the 2015 commencement ceremony for Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Einstein’s 57th graduation will take place at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall on Thursday, May 28 at 3 p.m.

– Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University

T. Rowe Price Chairman and Chief Investment Officer Brian Rogers to Deliver Summer Graduation Address at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

Brian Rogers, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of the T. Rowe Price Group, will deliver the main address at the graduation ceremony of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School on Thursday, August 6, 2015, at the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric in Baltimore

– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Social Activist David Mixner to Address Washington College Class of 2015

2015 Commencement at Washington College will honor celebrated civil rights activist and author David Mixner, once described as "the most powerful gay man in America."

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– Washington College

Olympic Gold Medal Winner Meghan Musnicki Selected to Deliver Ithaca College Commencement Address

Olympic gold medalist Meghan Musnicki will deliver 2015 Ithaca College Commencement address.

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– Ithaca College

Johnson & Johnson Chairman and CEO Alex Gorsky to Deliver Graduation Address at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

Alex Gorsky, chairman of the Board of Directors and chief executive officer of Johnson & Johnson, will deliver the main address at the graduation ceremony of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore.

– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Comedian Maya Rudolph to Headline Tulane Commencement

Actress and comedian Maya Rudolph, who rose to fame as a cast member of “Saturday Night Live,” will deliver the keynote address at Tulane University’s 2015 Commencement.

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– Tulane University

U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner Roberta Achtenberg to Deliver 2015 Commencement Address at University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law

Roberta Achtenberg, a 1975 University of Utah College of Law graduate who President Obama appointed to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in 2011, will be the commencement speaker at the S.J. Quinney College of Law on May 15.

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– University of Utah

DePaul University 2015 Commencement Speakers Include Humanitarian Activist, Public Relations Innovator and World-Renowned Pianist

DePaul University 2015 commencement speakers include humanitarian activist, public relations innovator and world-renowned pianist. Leaders in fields spanning law, music, education, business and chemistry to address graduates at DePaul University’s 117th commencement ceremonies May 17 and June 13-14.

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– DePaul University

Medal of Honor Recipient and UNH Alumnus Ryan Pitts is 2015 Commencement Speaker

The ninth living recipient of the Medal of Honor for his combat actions in Afghanistan, former U.S. Army staff sergeant Ryan Pitts ‘13 will deliver the University of New Hampshire commencement address Saturday, May 16, 2015.

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– University of New Hampshire

Alumnus David LaChapelle to Speak at UNCSA High School Commencement

An estimated 120 seniors in the high school Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Arts programs will receive diplomas from America’s first state-supported arts school, a unique stand-alone public university of arts conservatories.

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– University of North Carolina School of the Arts

Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN, FAAN, to Receive Honorary Degree at Upstate Medical University Commencement

A leader in health care policy and nursing development, Burnes Bolton will receive an honorary doctor of science degree from the State University of New York at Upstate Medical University Commencement.

– SUNY Upstate Medical University

​Billy Joel, Charles Wang and Prof. Ben Shneiderman to Address the Class of 2015 at Stony Brook University

​ Stony Brook University will confer honorary degrees this year upon three luminaries who have established remarkable legacies in their respective fields. Long Island’s Piano Man, William Martin Joel, will receive a Doctor of Music;world renowned computer scientist Professor Ben Shneiderman, a two-time Stony Brook alumnus who pioneered the human-computer interaction and the highlighted textual link, will receive a Doctor of Science; and one of Long Island’s most prolific businessmen and philanthropists, Charles B. Wang, will receive a Doctor of Humane Letters. All three will don academic regalia along with nearly 6,000 students as they join in the University’s 55th Commencement ceremon​ies​.

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– Stony Brook University

President of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to Speak at UNCSA's University Commencement

Chancellor Lindsay Bierman will preside over his first graduation ceremony, the 49th annual commencement at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

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– University of North Carolina School of the Arts

UCI Ayala School of Biological Sciences Announces Olympic Gold Medalist and Activist Greg Louganis as 2015 Commencement Speaker

Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis will give the keynote address at the 2015 UC Irvine Francisco J. Ayala School of Biological Sciences commencement on June 14, 2015.

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– University of California, Irvine

Ursinus Honors its Late President at 2015 Commencement

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

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– Ursinus College

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

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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– Carthage College

Top eBay Executive Devin Wenig ’88 to Speak at Commencement

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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– Union College

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

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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– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

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