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Christine Keville, the first female national president and foundation chair of the Construction Management Association of America, will keynote Wentworth Institute of Technology’s commencement on Saturday, April 23, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Boston Marriott Copley.

Entrepreneur Frederick H. Kocher, the former president of the NH High Technology Council, will address Rivier University’s 81st commencement at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, Mass., on Saturday, May 7 at 10 a.m.

Mary Alice McKenzie, the executive director of the Burlington Boys and Girls Club, will deliver the keynote address at Johnson State College’s 149th commencement on Saturday, May 14.

UMass Lowell will hold two commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 14 at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, Mass., to accommodate record numbers of graduates. PBS NewsHour anchor Judy Woodruff will address the first ceremony at 9 a.m. Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart will adddress the second at 2:30 p.m.

United States diplomat Pamela White, the former ambassador to Haiti and The Gambia, will deliver the University of Maine’s 214th commencement address on Saturday May 14 at 10 a.m.

Donato J. Tramuto, CEO and president of Healthways Inc. and chairman/founder of Physicians Interactive Holdings, will address York County Community College’s 21st commencement on Saturday, May 14 at 10 a.m. at the Ogunquit Playhouse.


Alex Skarlatos

Alek Skarlatos, who was awarded the U.S. Army Soldier’s Medal and France’s Legion of Honour after helping stop a terrorist attack on a Paris-bound train in August 2015, will keynote Fisher College’s 112th commencement at the John Hancock Hall in Boston on Saturday, May 14 at 11 a.m.

Former Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno will deliver Norwich University’s commencement address on Saturday, May 14 at 2 p.m. in Shapiro Field House.

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Heather Abbott of Newport, R.I., who created a foundation to help fellow amputees obtain prostheses, will keynote commencement at Providence College, her alma mater, on Saturday, May 15.

Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito will give Newbury College’s commencement address on Sunday, May 15 at 11 a.m.

Kate Luczko, president and CEO of Stay Work Play New Hampshire, will keynote UNH Manchester’s 31st annual commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 19.

Rev. Cn. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, the Susan D. Morgan Professor and Chair of the Religion Program at Goucher College in Baltimore, canon theologian at the Washington National Cathedral and a leading voice in the development of a womanist theology, will deliver the Episcopal Divinity School commencement address on May 19 at 2 p.m. at the First Church in Cambridge Congregational.

Robert Michael Franklin Jr., the James T. and Berta R. Laney Professor of Moral Leadership at Emory University and director of the Religion Department of the Chautauqua Institution, will keynote the University of New England commencement on May 21 at 10 a.m. in the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, Maine.

New England Council President James T. Brett will keynote Anna Maria College’s 67th commencement on Saturday, May 21 at 10 a.m. at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts in Worcester.

Boston Globe CEO Michael Sheehan will keynote Saint Anselm College’s commencement on Saturday, May 21 at 2 p.m.

Catalina Escobar, founder of the Juan Felipe Gomez Escobar Foundation (Juanfe Foundation), will keynote the 112th Clark University commencement on Sunday, May 22 at 12 noon, on the Jefferson Academic Center Green. This foundation provides healthcare services to disenfranchised communities in Cartagena, Colombia.


Congressman John Lewis

Michael Askew, vice president and general counsel of General Dynamics/Electric Boat, will keynote Quinebaug Valley Community College’s 44th commencement on Thursday, May 26 at 6 p.m.

Investor and philanthropist Lulu Chow Wang, the founder of Tupelo Capital Management and a Wellesley College alumna, will address her alma mater’s 138th commencement on Friday, May 27 at 10:30 a.m.

Paul Krugman, winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Economics, will keynote Bard College at Simon’s Rock, the Early College’s 47th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 21, at 11 a.m.

Civil Rights icon U.S. Congressman John Lewis (D-Georgia) will deliver Bates College’s 150th commencement address on Sunday, May 29.

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