#Commencement Address

Gov. Kathy Hochul to deliver Commencement address at Syracuse University

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — New York Governor Kathy Hochul will be returning to her old stomping grounds on Sunday to deliver the Commencement address at Syracuse University. Governor Hochul made history when she was recently sworn in as the first female governor of New York. She is an alumna of Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.
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Patronis Delivers Commencement Address at Keiser University Graduation Ceremony

PEMBROKE PINES, FL – Florida’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis delivered a commencement address to the 2019, 2020, and 2021 graduating classes at Keiser University’s Pembroke Pines campus. Greek-American Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department...
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Auburn announces fall graduation plans in Jordan-Hare Stadium

Friday evening commencement ceremony to honor graduates; feature alumnus Joe Forehand. Auburn University’s fall commencement exercises, scheduled for Dec. 10-11, once again will take place in Jordan-Hare Stadium, contingent on current health and safety guidelines and weather. Beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 10, all graduates will attend the...
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Daily Orange

NY Gov. Kathy Hochul named SU’s Class of 2020 commencement speaker

Get the latest Syracuse news delivered right to your inbox. Subscribe to our sports newsletter here. New York Governor and Syracuse University alumna Kathy Hochul will speak at the Class of 2020 Commencement ceremony on Sunday. Hochul, who graduated from SU in 1980, will address the class of 2020 one...

ATSU-ASHS celebrates residential Physician Assistant program commencement

Nearly 70 students earned master of science in physician assistant studies degrees during A.T. Still University-Arizona School of Health Sciences’ (ATSU-ASHS) commencement ceremony Sept. 10, 2021. ATSU-ASHS Dean and Associate Professor Ann Lee Burch, PT, EdD, MS, MPH, told the 69 graduates their talents and compassion were in need in...
Times Union

J.R. Martinez to Deliver Keynote Address at National University Southern California Commencement

Iraq War veteran/Dancing with the Stars champion/actor to speak during Sept. 17 ceremony at Petco Park. The remarkable J.R. Martinez – U.S. Army Veteran, actor, motivational speaker, New York Times best-selling author, and Dancing with the Stars Season 13 winner – will deliver the keynote address at the Sept. 17 Southern California Commencement of veteran-founded nonprofit National University, which is also celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year. Martinez, who travels the world delivering a message of resilience and optimism, will address approximately 12,000 attendees, including graduates, their families and guests at Petco Park.

Edison State Honors Class of 2020 and Class of 2021

Edison State Community College recognized the achievements of the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 during its commencement ceremony, held Friday, August 13, 2021. This commencement was particularly special. During her opening address, Edison State President Dr. Doreen Larson said the event marked “the reinstatement of communities gathering to recognize the achievement of graduates, and also the opportunity to thank all of those who have worked side by side with students to help them achieve their goals in the midst of unique and ongoing challenges.”

Millennia Atlantic University Announces its 2021 Commencement Speaker

Millennia Atlantic University Announces its 2021 Commencement Speaker. While prioritizing safety and celebrating the success of our graduates, this year’s commencement exercises will be conducted in person on Sunday, November 14, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at the Intercontinental Hotel in Doral, Florida. The ceremony will include a commencement address by...
ELON University

Long-awaited Commencement honors achievements of the Class of 2020

Members of the Class of 2020 returned to Under the Oaks on Sunday — the place where they first gathered as first-year students in August 2016 — for a pandemic-delayed and much-anticipated Commencement celebration marking the conclusion of their Elon undergraduate education. Nearly five years ago, they left that grove...

Meet the Honorary Degree Recipients for the 2020 Commencement

When the Class of 2020 gathers for its in-person commencement ceremony in September, the festivities will include the traditional conferring of honorary degrees. Each year, Duke awards honorary degrees to individuals who exemplify Duke’s highest values so that their accomplishments may inspire the new graduates. This year’s honorees include Mary...

Jordan Peterson should be the 2022 commencement speaker

The senior class should invite Jordan Peterson to deliver the college’s commencement address in May. For a school that studies the classic tradition while fighting for freedom in modern politics, Peterson is an excellent fit. A public intellectual and clinical psychologist, he speaks on eternal truths and classic texts, and...

2021 Commencement a Virtual Success

For the second year in a row, MGH Institute of Health Professions held its graduation ceremony virtually due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The 2021 Commencement, in which 583 students graduated—the largest class in the school’s 44-year history—featured talks by Institute leaders, the awarding of the sixth honorary degree in school history, recognition of two alumni for their accomplishments, and a moving keynote address by a graduating student.
Galesburg Register-Mail

Asner told 1988 Knox graduates he hoped his presence irritated 'the hell out of ... right-wingers'

GALESBURG — Actor Ed Asner, who died Sunday at the age of 91, will always be most remembered for his role of the gruff but kind news director Lou Grant on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” from 1970 to 1977 and the continuation of the character as a newspaper editor on “Lou Grant” from 1977-1982. For younger folks, he is also remembered as Santa Claus in the 2003 film “Elf” and as the voice of Carl in Pixar’s “Up” in 2009.

Roy Williams to Give Keynote Address at Class of 2020 Commencement Ceremony

The UNC Class of 2020 had to wait longer than most for a commencement ceremony, but their keynote speaker may make it all worth it. The university announced Friday that Roy Williams, the Hall of Fame men’s basketball head coach who retired in April, will deliver an address to the Class of 2020 at their commencement, to be held Sunday, October 10 in Kenan Stadium. The original commencement for the class had been postponed due to the pandemic.