Area's Colleges Hold Spring Commencement Ceremonies

College Graduation 2008

Jillian Colbert, 21, of Wisconsin blew bubbles to add some festivity to her graduation ceremony from GWU's School of Business. About 5,000 students were at the commencement on May 18.
(By Katherine Frey -- The Washington Post)

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Thousands of the area's college students will receive their diplomas this May. Below is the schedule for commencement ceremonies and a list of the speakers.

American University: May 11
Speakers: Sylvia Earle, Vernon Jordan Jr. and Kenneth Paulson
VIDEO: Watch Jordan's remarks to the class of 2008.
VIDEO: Watch Earle's remarks to the class of 2008.
VIDEO: Watch Paulson's remarks to the class of 2008.

Bowie State University: May 23
Speaker: Jim Vance

The Catholic University of America: May 17
Speakers: Carl and Dorian Anderson
TRANSCRIPT: Read the Andersons' address to the class of 2008.

Corcoran College of Art: May 24
Speaker: Annie Leibovitz
ARTICLE: Corcoran's Parting Shot

George Mason University: May 17
Speaker: Norman Augustine
VIDEO: Watch Augustine's remarks to the class of 2008.

Georgetown University: May 17
Speaker: Wendy Kopp
TRANSCRIPT: Read Kopp's address to the class of 2008.

George Washington University: May 18
Speaker: Julian Bond
TRANSCRIPT: Read Bond's address to the class of 2008.
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Howard University: May 10
Speaker: Kenneth I. Chenault
VIDEO: Watch Chenault's remarks to the class of 2008.

Patrick Henry College: May 17
Speaker: Mike Huckabee

St. Mary's College of Maryland: May 10
Speaker: Richard Moe

United States Naval Academy: May 23
Speaker: Adm. Michael Mullen
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University of the District of Columbia: May 10

University of Maryland: May 22
Speaker: Carl Bernstein
ARTICLE: Grads' Next Assignment: Forge a Path of Service

University of Maryland, Baltimore: May 16
Speaker: Francis S. Collins
ARTICLE: Graduate Knows All About Carrying a Full Load

University of Virginia: May 18
Speaker: Hunter R. Rawlings III
VIDEO: Watch Rawlings' remarks to the class of 2008.
ARTICLE: At U-Va., a Dean Making a Difference


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