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Honorary Degree Recipients and Commencement Speakers

Past Ceremonies

The 2014 Honorary Degree Recipient and Commencement Speakers are Ms. Barbara J. Ryan ’74 and Mr. Wang Gongxin.

Trancript of the Commencement Address given by the 2013 Honorary Degree Recipient will available soon. 

Additional information about Dr. Geoffrey C. Godbey is available through the Announcement of 2012 Honorary Degree Recipient

Transcripts of the Commencement Addresses given by the 2011 Honorary Degree Recipients are available below.

2011 - Ceremony A, 9:30 a.m.:  Commencement Address by Mrs. Janet Richards Whitaker '65
2011 - Ceremony B, 2:30 p.m.:  Commencement Address by Dr. Margaret Leng Tan

Additional information about Mrs. Janet Richards Whitaker '65 and Dr. Margaret Leng Tan is available through the press release and Bulletin.

Transcripts of the Commencement Addresses given by the 2010 Honorary Degree Recipeints are available below.

2010 - Ceremony A, 9:30 a.m.: Commencement Address by Lisa Marsh Ryerson
2010 - Ceremony B, 2:30 p.m.: Commencement Address by Dr. Thomas Buchanan

Transcripts of the Commencement Addresses given by the 2009 Honorary Degree Recipients are available below.

2009 - Ceremony A, 9:30 a.m.:  Commencement Address by General Ann E. Dunwoody
2009 - Ceremony B, 2:30 p.m.:  Commencement Address by Dr. Bert Mandelbaum

Transcripts of the Commencement Address given by the 2008 Honorary Degree Recipient, Dr. Thomas Goodale are available below.

2008 - Ceremony A, 9:30 a.m.:  "Waste, Work and Dreams" by Dr. Thomas Goodale
2008 - Ceremony B, 2:30 p.m.:  "Three Challenges" by Dr. Thomas Goodale