commencement speakers

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  1. chava_1908

    chava_1908 Rookie

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    When I graduated from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 2000, the Honorable Nelson Madela was the commencement speaker!
    Thought it would be interesting to hear who spoke at your commencements.
     
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    I didn't have anyone special speak at my graduation. The supertindent gave the commencement speech, which was identical to my brother's high school graduation just three weeks before. It was wonderful to sit through the same boring speech twice.
     
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    At mine this past May we had one of the people who runs the United Way in my area (can't remember his name!). He was pretty good. He kept it short and sweet. Actually made a pretty funny joke too...."You should all be proud of yourselves whether you're graduating Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, Cum Laude or just Thank You Lordy!" he got some great applause after that one! haha It was also nice because the after school program I work for is a non-profit that is funded partially by the United Way.
     
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    I graduated from Salve Regina in RI 4 years ago I don't even remember the speaker's name. I believe he was a judge and about 90 years old I think he died a year later.
     
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    Last year the commencement speaker at the University of Cincinnati (where my son attends) was Coretta Scott King.
     
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    John McCain spoke at my college graduation (Univ. of AZ) in 2001. He's a great speaker, and a very handsome man for his age!
     
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    My school didn't have a commencement speaker back in 2003 when I graduated. We decided against it but I don't remember why.

    Back in the late 1990's when my dad won a teaching award from NJ and Princeton University, my dad got to meet (then) President Clinton,who was the school's commencement speaker for the 225th graduation ceremony. I wish I could've been there too but my dad could only take one guest and I had cheerleading tryouts! But the pictures are pretty cool:)
     

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