More than a dozen distinguished individuals are speaking at Commencement-related events for graduates and their friends and families.
Wendy Kopp, founder and CEO of Teach For America, will deliver the address at the main Commencement ceremony at 8:30 a.m. May 15 in Brookings Quadrangle.
Other speakers are:
William W. Clark, Ph.D., director of the Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences, for the Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences, at 1 p.m. May 15 at the Central Institute for the Deaf, 825 South Taylor Ave.
Andrew C. Clarke, president, CEO and director of Panther Expedited Services Inc. (BSBA ’93), for the Olin Business School Undergraduate Diploma and Awards Ceremony in the Athletic Complex immediately following the main Commencement ceremony.
Carol Diaz-Granados, Ph.D., research associate in anthropology and instructor at University College in Arts & Sciences (BFA ’64, A.M. ’80, Ph.D. ’93), for the University College Recognition Ceremony at 7:30 p.m. May 13 at May Auditorium in Simon Hall.
DB Dowd, professor of communication design in the Sam Fox School of Art and of American Culture studies in Arts & Sciences, for the College of Art/Graduate School of Art Recognition Ceremony at 8 p.m. May 14 in Graham Chapel.
Michael V. Drake, M.D., chancellor of the University of California, Irvine, for the School of Medicine at 3 p.m. May 15 in the Ferrara Theater at America’s Center, 701 Convention Plaza.
Jeff Fox, CEO, Harbour Group (MBA ’88), for the Olin Business School Graduate Diploma and Awards Ceremony at 3 p.m. in the Athletic Complex.
Sid Mohn, president of Heartland Alliance, for the George Warren Brown School of Social Work, in Graham Chapel immediately following the main Commencement ceremony.
David Orr, architect, for the College of Architecture/Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design Diploma Ceremony in the Brookings Drive Mall immediately following the main Commencement ceremony.
Helene Polatajko, Ph.D., professor, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy and Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Science at the University of Toronto, for the Program in Occupational Therapy at 1 p.m. May 15 in Graham Chapel.
Richard J. Smith, Ph.D., dean of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and the Ralph E. Morrow Distinguished University Professor of physical anthropology, for the College of Arts & Sciences at 10 a.m. May 14 in the Field House, Athletic Complex.
Salvatore Sutera, Ph.D., interim dean and professor of biomedical engineering, for the School of Engineering & Applied Science Graduate Recognition Ceremony at 2 p.m. May 15 in Edison Theatre.
Susan Knell Rowe, J.D., partner with the Stolar Partnership, president of Alumni Council and Ex-Officio National Council, Washington University Law will speak for the School of Law at Mudd Field immediately following the main Commencement ceremony.
Robert E. Thach, Ph.D., professor of biology in Arts & Sciences and of biochemistry and molecular biophysics in the School of Medicine and former dean of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, for the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at 11:30 a.m. May 15 in the E. Desmond Lee Concert Hall, 560 Music Center, 560 Trinity Ave. in University City.
R. Scott Ward, Ph.D., professor and chair, University of Utah Department of Physical Therapy and president of American Physical Therapy Association, for the Program in Physical Therapy at 1:30 p.m. May 15 at the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd.
Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton for the School of Engineering & Applied Science Undergraduate Recognition Ceremony at 2:30 p.m. May 15 in the Athletic Complex.