Kumail Nanjiani ’01, 2017 Grinnell College Commencement Address

Kumail Nanjiani ’01, 2017 Grinnell College Commencement Address

College Marshall>>Ladies and gentleman, it is my privilege to present our 2017 Commencement speaker, Kumail Nanjiani, from the class of 2001. Actor, writer ,stand-up comedian, and podcast host, his ability to tell stories about the real and complicated world in a humorous and fearless way …

Conferring of degrees

I made a call today when I found this out to David Eisler, the president of Ferris State University, so please pay attention. By the virtue of the authority vested in me, by the State of Michigan, and the Board of Trustees, on behalf of …

Adam Neumann’s 2017 Baruch College Commencement Address | WeWork

Adam Neumann’s 2017 Baruch College Commencement Address | WeWork

2018 Honorary Degree: Katherine Johnson

“God speed, John Glenn” [Michelle Ferebee ’83] John Glenn made her famous because he didn’t trust the IBM computers that were calculating the orbits for his first travel in 1962. He wanted them to get the girl to do those hand calculations, and that girl …

Hillary Rodham Clinton ’69: Wellesley College 2017 Commencement Speaker

Hillary Rodham Clinton ’69: Wellesley College 2017 Commencement Speaker

Now it is my great honor to welcome today’s speaker: Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, Wellesley Class of 1969. The Green Class of 1969. Madam Secretary, on behalf of all of us: Welcome. Welcome home. Forty-eight years ago, a young Hillary Rodham delivered Wellesley’s first-ever student …

Kenyon College: John Green Commencement Address 2016

Kenyon College: John Green Commencement Address 2016

Please join me in welcoming Kenyon College’s 188th Commencement speaker, John Green. Thank you. Thank you so much. President Decatur, faculty, staff, parents, friends and members of Kenyon’s Class of 2016: congratulations to all of you. Seventeen years ago, I was supposed to be graduating …

Honorary degree presented to Irving Peddrew, Virginia Tech’s first black student

Honorary degree presented to Irving Peddrew, Virginia Tech’s first black student

As graduates, you’re about to receive something very special. A degree from Virginia Tech represents hard work and commitment. It represents the experiences you’ve gained not just in the classroom and lab, but in life. You have acknowledged our Principles of Community and demonstrated your …