More than a dozen distinguished individuals will speak at Commencement-related events for graduates and their friends and families.
Tim Russert, the managing editor and moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press” and political analyst for “NBC Nightly News” and the “Today” show, will deliver the address at the main Commencement ceremony at 8:30 a.m. May 18 in Brookings Quadrangle.
Other speakers are:
Amanda Boxtel, president of Amanda Boxtel Inc., international professional speaker and coach, and co-founder of Challenge Aspen, for the Program in Occupational Therapy at 1:15 p.m. May 18 in Graham Chapel.
Liane Hancock, visiting assistant professor of architecture in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, for the College of Architecture/Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design Diploma Ceremony in the Brookings Drive Mall immediately following the main Commencement ceremony.
Bernard Lo, M.D., professor of medicine and director of the Program in Medical Ethics at the University of California, San Francisco, for the School of Medicine at 3 p.m. May 18 in the Ferrara Theatre at America’s Center, 701 Convention Plaza.
Andrew C. Mertha, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science and of International and Area Studies and a fellow in the Center for Political Economy, all in Arts & Sciences, for the College of Arts & Sciences at 10 a.m. May 17 in the Field House, Athletic Complex.
Jeff Pike, the Jane Reuter Hitzeman and Herbert F. Hitzeman Jr. Professor of Art and dean of the College of Art and Graduate School of Art in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, and Carmon Colangelo, the E. Desmond Lee Professor for Collaboration in the Arts and dean of the Sam Fox School, for the College of Art/Graduate School of Art Recognition Ceremony at 8 p.m. May 17 in Graham Chapel.
Scott Ruta (MSPT ’95), founder of Whitefish Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab Inc., for the Program in Physical Therapy at 1:30 p.m. May 18 in The Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd.
William C. Schoenhard, executive vice president and COO of SSM Health Care, for the Health Administration Program at noon May 18 in the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel, 7730 Bonhomme Ave., Clayton.
Kent D. Syverud, J.D., dean of the School of Law and the Ethan A.H. Shepley University Professor, for the School of Law at Mudd Field immediately following the main Commencement ceremony.
*Shirley M. Tilghman, Ph.D., president of Princeton University, for the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences in Edison Theatre immediately following the main Commencement ceremony.
James S. Turley, chairman and CEO of Ernst & Young, for the John M. Olin School of Business Graduate Diploma and Awards Ceremony at 3 p.m. May 18 in the Athletic Complex.
Jonathan S. Turner, Ph.D., the Barbara J. and Jerome R. Cox Jr. Professor of Computer Science in the School of Engineering & Applied Science, for the Graduate School of Engineering & Applied Science at 2 p.m. May 18 in Edison Theatre.
Michael Willis (B.A. ’73, M.Arch ’76, MSW ’76), founder of Michael Willis Architects, for the George Warren Brown School of Social Work in Graham Chapel immediately following the main Commencement ceremony.
Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton for the School of Engineering & Applied Science Recognition Ceremony at 2:30 p.m. May 17 in the Athletic Complex.
Neil Yaris (B.S. ’86), managing director at Credit Suisse, for the John M. Olin School of Business Undergraduate Diploma and Awards Ceremony in the Athletic Complex immediately following the main Commencement ceremony.
*This is a change that came in after the print Record went to press.