Commencement Dates, Speakers for Local Colleges and Universities

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    Wondering when local colleges are holding their commencement ceremonies? Read on:

    THE DISTRICT

    American University
    Date: May 11-12
    Speaker: Multiple speakers, including former EPA administrator Lisa P. Jackson; Darryl Frank, Dr. Paul Farmer, Gary Veloric, Moisés Naím and Harold Hongju Koh

    The George Washington University
    Date: May 19
    Speaker: Kerry Washington, actress

    Georgetown University
    Date: May 16-19
    Speaker: Multiple speakers, including Mauro L. I. Viera, Gerald M. "Jerry" DeFrancisco, Lisa J. Shannon, Dr. Lisa Simpson, President Dalia Grybauskaite, William M. Cowan, Sir Michael Rawlins

    Howard University
    Date: Saturday, May 11
    Speaker: Bill Clinton

    MARYLAND

    Bowie State University
    Date: Friday, May 17
    Speaker: First Lady Michelle Obama

    Frostburg State University
    Date: Friday, May 17
    Speaker: Larry Gibson, environmentalist

    Morgan State University
    Date: Saturday, May 18
    Speaker: Sec. of Education Arne Duncan

    Salisbury University
    Date: Saturday, May 18
    Speaker: Jacob Liechty and Noelle Ford, graduates

    St. Mary's College of Maryland
    Date: Saturday, May 11
    Speaker: Gov. Martin O’Malley

    Towson University
    Date: May 22-24
    Speaker: Six ceremonies; multiple speakers

    United States Naval Academy
    Date: May 17-24
    Speaker: Multiple speakers

    University of Baltimore
    Date: Tuesday, May 21
    Speaker: TBA

    University of Maryland, Baltimore
    Date: Friday, May 17
    Speaker: Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal (retired)

    University of Maryland, Baltimore County
    Date: Thursday, May 23
    Speaker: Unknown

    University of Maryland, College Park
    Date: May 19-20
    Speaker: Cal Ripken

    University of Maryland, Eastern Shore
    Date: Friday, May 17
    Speaker: Former EPA administrator Lisa P. Jackson

    Goucher College
    Date: May 24
    Speaker: Author Judith Viorst

    Johns Hopkins University
    Date: Thursday, May 23
    Speaker: Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa

    VIRGINIA

    College of William and Mary
    Date: May 10-12
    Speaker: FBI Director Robert Mueller

    George Mason University
    Date: Saturday, May 18
    Speaker: Judge William T. Newman, Jr.

    University of Virginia
    Date: Sunday, May 19
    Speaker: Former Sen. Jim Webb

    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
    Date: Friday, May 17
    Speaker: Charles W. Steger

    Washington and Lee University
    Date: Saturday, May 11
    Speaker: Sen. Tim Kaine