Past Commencements

Class of 2013

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Senior Class Speaker: Samuel C. Deeran

Honorary Degree Recipients:

Ralph J. Cicerone  |  Tonya Gonnella Frichner  |  Robert D. Putnam  |  David E. Shaw  |  Randy Weston


Aleah StarrCommencement Speaker: Rajiv Shah, Administrator of U.S. Agency for International Development

Senior Class Speaker: Aleah Starr

Honorary Degree Recipients:

Adelaide M. Cromwell  |  Richard Ford  |  Bernard Osher  |  Rajiv Shah  |  Peter G. Vigue


 
Judith A. McHaleCommencement Speaker: Judith A. McHale, Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs
Senior Class Speaker:
Steven A. Tatko
Honorary Degree Recipients:
Kwame Anthony Appiah   |   Helene D. Gayle  |  Judith McHale  |  Richard Rhodes  |  Joshua Silver
 


 
QiamuddinCommencement Speaker: Greg Mortenson, bestselling author
Senior Class Speaker:
Qiamuddin Amiry
Honorary Degree Recipients:
Greg Mortenson   |   Jack Goldsmith III   |   Joseph F. Boulos  |  Margaret Geller  |   Thomas Chappell and Kate Cheney Chappell
 


 
Robert E. Diamond Jr. '73Commencement Speaker: Bob Diamond Jr. ’73, president of Barclays
Senior Class Speaker:
Patrick Sanders
Honorary Degree Recipients:
Gabriella De Ferrari   |   Robert E. Diamond Jr. ’73
Amory Lovins  |  David Simon   |   Sunita Williams
 

 
2007 CommencementCommencement Speaker: Thomas Schelling, Nobel economist
Senior Class Speaker:
Kate Braemer
Honorary Degree Recipients:
John Barth   |   Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala   |   Sonny Rollins
Thomas Schelling   |   Adam Weinberg
 


 
2006 CommencementCommencement Speaker: Anna Quindlen, novelist and essayist
Senior Class Speaker:
Francis Tapiwa Chapuredima
Honorary Degree Recipients:
Ray Anderson   |   David Botstein   |   Robert P. Moses
Jette and Alan Parker   |   Anna Quindlen   |   Paul J. Schupf
 


Class of 2005

 
Commencement Speaker: Dan Harris ’93, ABC News correspondent
Senior Class Speaker:
Josh Kahn
Honorary Degree Recipients:
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey   |   David M. Childs
Dan B. Harris ’93   |   Fred H. Gage   |   Rocco Landesman ’69
 
 

Class of 2004

Commencement Speaker:  Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author
Senior Class Speaker: Catherine A. Chuprevich
Honorary Degree Recipients:
Dawn Marie Rossignol   |   Shelby M.C. Davis
Shirley Ann Jackson   |   Barry Charles Mazur
Bernice Johnson Reagon   |   James Richard Russo
 
 

Class of 2003

Commencement Speaker: Dr. Helen Vendler, poetry critic
Senior Class Speaker: Evan McGee
Honorary Degree Recipients:
Clifford Geertz   |   Edward Norton Lorenz
Sonia Picado   |   Peter Meredith Ralston
Helen Hennessy Vendler
 
 

Class of 2002

Commencement Speaker: Arthur Kopit, playwright
Senior Class Speaker: John “Monty” Hobson
Honorary Degree Recipients:
Ana Castillo   |   Scott David Cowan
Elizabeth Farnsworth   |   Robert Sydney Gelbard
Arthur Lee Kopit
 
 
 

Class of 2001

Commencement Speaker: Reverend Peter J. Gomes, Plummer Prof. of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister, Harvard University
Senior Class Speaker: Todd W. Miner
Honorary Degree Recipients:
Gerald Dorros   |   Robert H. Edwards
Linda J. Greenlaw   |   Reverend Peter J. Gomes
 
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