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School of Communication

Saturday, May 9 - 2:00 pm
Bender Arena (Floor Plan)

A reception immediately following the ceremony will be held in the University Club, Mary Graydon Center, first floor

School of Communication Commencement

  • Ceremony: Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 9:00 am to 11:00 am
  • Reception, immediately following ceremony: University Club, Mary Graydon Center, first floor


Past School of Communication Commencement Speakers

  • Barbara Kopple, Academy Award-winning film maker
  • Susan Zirinsky, BA '74, executive producer, CBS's 48 Hours 
  • Kenneth Paulson, editor, USA Today
  • Donald Graham, CEO and chairman of the board, the Washington Post Company
  • Judith McHale, president/CEO, Discovery Communications
  • Charlayne Hunter-Gault, award-winning journalist
  • Judy Woodruff, award-winning journalist
  • Bob Schieffer, chief Washington correspondent, CBS News
  • Darryl Frank, MA '91, co-president, DreamWorks Television


Inspirational Graduates

  • Bill Reihl, BA '94, managing director, Ketchum
  • Betsy Fischer, MA '96, executive producer, Meet the Press
  • Barry Levinson, BA '67, Oscar winner for Best Director for Rain Man
  • Jim Brady, BA '89, former executive editor,

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