Here are commencement speakers at selected colleges and universities this month in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.
American University : May 10, Katie Couric, journalist
Bowie State University: May 19, Norman R. Augustine, businessman/former defense official
Catholic University of America: May 17, Philip Rivers, NFL quarterback
College of William and Mary: May 11, Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry, Medal of Honor recipient
Corcoran College of Art and Design: May 17, Constantin Boym, designer and consultant
Gallaudet University: May 16, Phillip W. Bravin, deaf community advocate
George Mason University: May 17, David Rubenstein, Carlyle Group co-founder.
George Washington University: May 18, José Andrés, chef and humanitarian
Georgetown University : May 15, Jacob J. Lew, U.S. treasury secretary
Howard University : May 10, Sean Combs, entertainer and philanthropist
Johns Hopkins University: May 22, Susan Wojcicki, YouTube chief executive
Marymount University: May 18, Kevin A. Plank, Under Armour chief executive
Shenandoah University : May 10, Ellyn Miller, pediatric cancer research activist
St. John’s College in Annapolis: May 11, Andrew Krivak, novelist
St. Mary’s College of Maryland: May 17, Gwen Ifill, journalist
Trinity Washington University: Saturday, Kaya Henderson, D.C. schools chancellor
University of the District of Columbia : May 10, Mary Frances Berry, educator and public servant
University of Maryland at College Park: May 22, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley
University of Maryland Baltimore County: May 22, Mary Schmidt Campbell, New York University dean of arts.
University of Maryland University College: Saturday, Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), House minority whip
University of Mary Washington : May 10, Rebecca Rubin, environmentalist and entrepreneur
University of Virginia: May 18, Ray Mabus, U.S. Navy secretary
U.S. Naval Academy: May 23, no speaker announced as of Thursday
Note: Some schools have multiple ceremonies and speakers.