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American University
The School of Communication and Kogod School of Business, Bender Arena, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Speaker: CNN Johannesburg bureau chief Charlayne Hunter Gault
1 p.m., for the College of Arts and Sciences, Bender Arena
Speaker: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Garry Wills
4:30 p.m., for the School of Public Affairs and School of International Service, Bender Arena
Speaker: Theodore Sorensen, special counsel to President John F. Kennedy
Graduates: About 2,100 total

Catholic University
May 17, 10 a.m., east steps of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Michigan Ave. NE
Speaker: Sister Mary Rose McGeady, president and CEO of Covenant House
May 24, 2 p.m., for Columbus School of Law, east steps of the basilica
Speaker: Janice Rogers Brown, associate justice of the California Supreme Court
Graduates: About 1,300 total

Gallaudet University
May 16, 1 p.m., field house on campus, 800 Florida Ave. NE
Speaker: Sam Donaldson of ABC News
Graduates: About 325

Georgetown University
May 17, 9 a.m., Healy Lawn on campus, 37th and O streets NW
Speaker: Information unavailable
Graduates: Information unavailable

George Washington University
May 18, 10 a.m., the Ellipse between the South Lawn of the White House and the Washington Monument
Speaker: Virginia Gov. Mark R. Warner (D)
Graduates: About 5,400

Howard University
May 10, 10 a.m., upper quadrangle on campus, 2400 Sixth St. NW
Speaker: Bishop William P. DeVeaux
Graduates: About 2,100

Southeastern University
June 22, 2 p.m., DAR Constitution Hall, 18th and D streets NW
Speaker: Frederick D. Gregory, NASA deputy administrator
Graduates: About 320

Trinity College
May 18, 11 a.m., Sister Helen Sheenen Library Terrace on campus, 125 Michigan Ave. NE
Speaker: Joan A. Payden, Class of 1953, founder, president and CEO of Payden & Rygel investment management firm
Graduates: About 300

University of the District of Columbia
May 10, 10 a.m., MCI Center, 601 F St. NW
Speaker: Shirley Ann Jackson, president, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Graduates: About 600

Maryland  Maryland
Anne Arundel Community College
May 29, 7 p.m., Siegert Field on campus, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold
Speaker: Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele (R)
Graduates: 1,350

Bowie State University
May 25, 9 a.m., Holmes Hall on campus, 14000 Jericho Park Rd., Bowie
Speaker: Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson (D)
Graduates: Information unavailable

Capitol College
May 17, 10 a.m., tent on campus, 11301 Springfield Rd., Laurel
Speaker: David O. Ward, attorney with the Federal Communications Commission
Graduates: 224

Columbia Union College
Sunday, 10 a.m., Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church, 7700 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park
Speaker: U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-8th District)
Graduates: 200

Frederick Community College
May 22, 7 p.m., field house on campus, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick
Speakers: Jessica Niederberger and Alen Agheksanterian, Phi Theta Kappa Academic All-Americans
Graduates: 450

Hood College
May 17, 10 a.m., residential quadrangle on campus, 401 Rosemont Ave., Frederick
Speaker: Marietta Geckos, former attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice
Graduates: 380

Howard Community College
May 22, 4 p.m., Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia
Speaker: Darlyn McLaughlin and Marcela Espinoza, students
Graduates: 400

John's Hopkins University
May 22, main ceremony is 9:30 a.m., graduate student ceremony is at 6:30 p.m.

Montgomery College
May 23, 10 a.m., tent on football field, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville
Speaker: Hazel O'Leary, former secretary of U.S. Department of Energy
Graduates: 1,200

Mount St. Mary's College and Seminary
May 18, 11 a.m., Knott Arena, 16300 Old Emmitsburg Rd., Emmitsburg
Speaker: George R. Houston Jr., retiring president of Mount St. Mary's College and Seminary
Graduates: 513

Prince George's Community College
May 29, 7 p.m., Novak Field House, 301 Largo Rd., Largo
Speaker: Information unavailable
Graduates: 762

St. Mary's College of Maryland
May 17, 10 a.m., tent on Townhouse Greens, 18952 E. Fisher Rd., St. Mary's City
Speaker: Anthony Lake, Georgetown University professor
Graduates: 300

St. John's College
May 11, 10:30 a.m., tent on campus lawn, 60 College Ave., Annapolis
Speaker: Lewis Lapham, editor of Harper's magazine
Graduates: 149

U.S. Naval Academy
May 23, 10 a.m., Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, 121 Blake Rd., Annapolis
Speaker: Information unavailable
Graduates: 1,000

University of Maryland, College Park
May 22, 7 p.m., Comcast Center, Campus Drive, College Park
Speaker: Franklin Raines, chief executive of Fannie Mae
Graduates: 5,762

University of Maryland, University College
May 17, 9 a.m., Comcast Center, Campus Dr., College Park
Speaker: Judith A. McHale, president, Discovery Communications Inc.
Graduates: 3,417

George Mason University
May 17, 10 a.m., Patriot Center, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax
Speaker: Virginia Gov. Mark R. Warner (D)
Graduates: About 5,500

Mary Washington College
May 17, 9 a.m., Ball Circle on campus, 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg
Speaker: Del. William J. Howell (R-Stafford), speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates
Graduates: About 940
May 15, 6:30 p.m., for the James Monroe Center for Graduate and Professional Studies, 121 University Blvd., Falmouth
Speaker: C.M. Williams Jr., recently retired Stafford County administrator
Graduates: About 90

Marymount University
May 11, 2 p.m., DAR Constitution Hall, 18th and D streets NW
Speaker: Olza M. (Tony) Nicely, chairman, president and CEO, GEICO companies, will give the Graduate Commencement Address.
Graduates: 826

Northern Virginia Community College
May 13, 7 p.m., George Mason University's Patriot Center, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax
Speaker: Gary McCollum, vice president and general manager of Cox Communications
Graduates: 3,783

Patrick Henry College
May 31, 11 a.m., Founders Hall portico, main building, 1 Patrick Henry Cir., Purcellville
Speaker: Tim LaHaye, founder and president of Tim LaHaye Ministries
Graduates: 7

Shenandoah University
May 10, 11 a.m., Alson H. Smith Library Plaza, main campus, 1460 University Dr., Winchester
Speaker: Sang Chang, former acting prime minister of South Korea
Graduates: 363

Virginia Tech
May 9, 7:30 p.m., Lane Stadium on campus, 210 Burruss Hall, Blacksburg
Speaker: Virginia Supreme Court Justice Leroy Hassell Sr.
Graduates: 3,600
May 10, 7:30 p.m., for Northern Virginia Center, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria
Speaker: Belle S. Wheelan, Virginia's secretary of education
Graduates: About 400.
May 9, 3 p.m., for the graduate school, Cassell Coliseum on campus
Speaker: Debra Stewart, president of the Council of Graduate Schools
Graduates: About 1,100
-- Compiled by Bruce C.T. Wright, Carrie Donovan and Timothy Wilson

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