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Commencement Speaker 2017

Information regarding the 2018 Commencement speaker will be released in early 2018. 

U.S. Marine Corps General Joseph F. Dunford Jr., a 1977 graduate of Saint Michael’s College and the nation’s highest-ranking military officer since 2015 as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was the Commencement Speaker and received an honorary doctorate of humane letters at his alma mater on Sunday, May 14, 2017 in the Ross Sports Center as part of the 2017 Commencement. 

Also receiving honorary degrees from their alma mater during this Commencement ceremony were: Loung Ung ’93, a bestselling author, activist, and co-writer of a Netflix Original Movie directed by Angelina Jolie based on Ung’s  memoir, First They Killed My Father, to be released in early 2017; Tracy Romano ‘86, an internationally prominent marine biologist who leads the research team at the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut; and Brian Lacey ’72, president of Lacey Entertainment in New York and a veteran leader of the global entertainment business specializing in original programs for the U.S. and world marketplace, with major successes that have included Pokemon and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

For more information about last year's commencement speaker and honorary degree recipients, click here.

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