Updated May 12

Here is a sampling of commencement speakers and dates. Please chime in with others in the comment section.

American University: Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Indiana), Peace Corps Director Aaron Williams, astronomer Vera Rubin and others; May 7 and 8.

Bowie State University: University System of Maryland Regent Rev. Dr. Frank M. Reid; May 20.

Catholic University: House Speaker John A. Boehner; May 14.

College of Southern Maryland: Freeman Hrabowski III, UMBC president; May 12.

College of William and Mary: Insurance executive Joseph J. Plumeri; May 15.

Gallaudet University: Gary Malkowski, first deaf person to serve in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, Canada; May 13.

George Mason University: Retired U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, May 21

Georgetown University: Medical anthropologist and physician Dr. Paul Farmer; May 21.

George Washington University: New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, May 15.

Howard University: National Urban League President Marc H. Morial; May 14.

Johns Hopkins University: Journalist Fareed Zakaria; May 26.

Loyola University Maryland: Benjamin Solomon Carson, director of pediatric neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center; May 21.

Marymount University: Retiring President James E. Bundschuh, Board Chairman Barry J. Fitzpatrick; May 8.

Montgomery College: U-Md. President Wallace Loh; May 20.

Northern Virginia Community College: Congressman Gerald E. “Gerry” Connolly; May 15.

Randolph-Macon College: Civil War historian James “Bud” Robertson Jr.; May 28.

Towson University: Scott Pelley, new CBS Evening News anchor; May 25. 

Trinity Washington University: Johnnetta Betsch Cole, director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art; May 22.

University of the District of Columbia: Maj. Gen. Errol Schwartz; Saturday.

Universities at Shady Grove: Gov. Martin O’Malley (D); Thursday.

University of Maryland: DeMaurice Smith, executive director, National Football League Players Association; May 19.

University of Mary Washington: “Freedom Riders” and U.S. Reps. John Lewis (D-GA) and Bob Filner (D-CA); Friday and Saturday.

University of Virginia: Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell; May 22

Virginia Military Institute: Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; May 16.

Virginia Tech: Kenneth Feinberg, special master, September 11th Victim Compensation Fund; May 13.

Washington College: Sports writer Frank Deford; May 22.

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