A commencement speech or commencement address is a speech given to graduating students, generally at a university, generally in the united states, although the term is also used for secondary education institutions. 2017 former assistant secretary of state for population, refugees, and migration, anne c richard, delivers the commencement keynote address russell hartley (ma-sps '17) delivers the student speech and michael moore, professor of economics and international affairs and recipient of the harry harding teaching award, encouraged. Scripps has drawn a long list of influential people to campus as commencement speakers in addition to household names like gloria steinem, gabrielle giffords ’93, rachel carson, margaret mead, and molly ivins, scripps students have been inspired by leaders in politics, law, higher education, science and medicine, nonprofits, art. We’ve hand-picked over 350 addresses going back to 1774 search by name, school, date or theme. President barack obama speaks at howard university's commencement ceremony on saturday | getty.
Some of the most profound, inspirational and entertaining speeches, presented by the world’s leading individuals, have been given over the years at graduation ceremonies. If commencement speeches reflect the times we live in, then this year’s entries suggest the times are bleak — but there is hope. As you get ready to embark on an exciting next step, embrace these inspiring quotes from the best graduation speeches of all time. President hanlon, faculty, staff, honored guests, parents, students, families and friends—good morning and congratulations to the dartmouth graduating class of 2014 so this is weird me giving a speech in general, i do not like giving speeches giving a speech requires standing in front of.
What makes a good commencement address great we read more than 300 speeches and singled out the qualities that made them rise to the top. You likely saw sheryl sandberg's powerful commencement address about love and loss at the university of california in berkeley it was hard to miss president obama's clear if never-explicitly-named critique of donald trump in the speech he gave graduates at rutgers university and if you've been. My remarks at this moment in our commencement rituals are officially titled a “report to the alumni” the first time i delivered them, in 2008, i was the only obstacle between all of you and jk rowling. Following is the text of the address by ken burns, historical documentary filmmaker, as prepared for delivery at stanford university’s 125th commencement on june 12, 2016 president hennessy, members of the board of trustees, distinguished faculty and staff, proud and relieved parents, calm and.
The commencement ceremony affirms each student’s search for knowledge it often includes a speech that seeks to put their recent hard (or not so hard) work into the context of their future many of us hear one or two commencement addresses as graduates or listen to a handful as spectators. Us sen kamala harris, d-calif, is heeding a boycott call by striking university of california employees and announced monday that she will not be commencement speaker at uc berkeley. A commencement speech or commencement address is a speech given to graduating students, generally at a university, generally in the united states, although the term is also used for secondary education institutions the commencement is a ceremony in which degrees or diplomas are conferred upon graduating students. Remarks by the president at commencement address at rutgers, the state university of new jersey.
This is a prepared text of the commencement address delivered by steve jobs, ceo of apple computer and of pixar animation studios, on june 12, 2005. President donald trump delivered a speech at the 2017 graduation ceremony at liberty university in lynchburg, virginia read the transcript. Nbc newsman tom brokaw, the subject of sexual harassment allegations, has canceled as the commencement speaker at sacred heart university in fairfield. The best commencement speeches, ever looking for some new words of wisdom check out our hand-picked selection of commencement.
At college commencement speeches in 2017, it's a no-trump zone on most campuses for college graduation speakers, a year to. Forget the kerfuffles over president obama's talks at arizona state and notre dame commencement speeches are one of the great collegiate traditions — and the last lesson students get before entering the real world. Watch video supreme court chief justice john roberts delivered the commencement address at his son’s ninth-grade graduation last month, bestowing advice that ran.
In her invigorating 1990 address to the graduating class at wellesley college, the first lady spoke of gender stereotypes and foretold a woman in the oval office. President donald trump announced friday he will deliver a commencement speech at the united states naval academy next month.
Delivering a commencement address is a great responsibility or so i thought until i cast my mind back to my own graduation the commencement speaker that day was the distinguished british philosopher baroness mary warnock. Steve jobs' stanford commencement speech occurred ten years ago but still remains inspirational because it touches the soul. I am at the university of baltimore, where betsy devos is set to give the commencement speech of course, there are protesters outside pictwittercom/h3lmjfq7af. In a commencement speech, the author reflected on seeing the truth in the everyday world here's what he said.