Graduation Weekend Is Upon Us: Gates, Lew, Case at G.U.; Andres, Milken at G.W.

Bob Gates
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Bob Gates

Graduation ceremonies have just begun for Georgetown University and George Washington University, after American and Howard universities celebrated last weekend with main speakers Katie Couric and Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs, respectively.

Proud parents and graduates can be seen out and about in Georgetown, the West End and Foggy Bottom. Also, about are speakers at the two schools: some famous, others not yet.
At Georgetown, there are former defense secretary Robert Gates and current Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew as well as internet visionary and philanthropist Steve Case. At George Washington, they have chef Jose Andres at main commencement on the National Mall. Andres is known for his restaurants in D.C. as his work on television and advocacy work. Reformed financier Michael Milken will speak at the Milken School, Kurt Newman, M.D., will speak at the medical school.

At Georgetown University, This Weekend: Commencement Speakers, Honorary Degree Recipients

Jacob J. Lew (L’83) Secretary of the Treasury Honorary Degree: Doctor of Humane Letters McCourt School of Public Policy Thursday, May 15, Healy Lawn, 5 p.m.

Seyla Benhabib Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy, Yale University Honorary Degree: Doctor of Humane Letters Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Friday, May 16, Healy Lawn, 9 a.m.

Roger W. Ferguson President, CEO of TIAA-CREF Honorary Degree: Doctor of Humane Letters McDonough School of Business, MBA Friday, May 16, Healy Lawn, 12:30 p.m.

Marilyn Jordan Taylor Dean, University of Pennsylvania School of Design Honorary Degree: Doctor of Humane Letters School of Continuing Studies Friday, May 16, Healy Lawn 3:30 p.m.

Guy Consolmagno, S.J. Astronomer, The Vatican Observatory Honorary Degree: Doctor of Humane Letters Georgetown College Saturday, May 17, Healy Lawn, 9 a.m.

Alan I. Leshner CEO, American Association for the Advancement of Science Honorary Degree: Doctor of Science School of Nursing & Health Studies Saturday, May 17, Healy Lawn, 12 p.m.

Robert Gates (G’74) Former Secretary of Defense Honorary Degree: Doctor of Humane Letters School of Foreign Service Saturday, May 17, Healy Lawn, 3 p.m.

Steve Case Chair, The Case Foundation Honorary Degree: Doctor of Humane Letters McDonough School of Business, Undergraduate Saturday, May 17, Healy Lawn, 6 p.m.

Dr. George Thibault President, Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Honorary Degree: Doctor of Science School of Medicine Sunday, May 18, Warner Theater, 11 a.m.

Kenneth Feinberg Georgetown Law Center Adjunct Professor Honorary Degree: Doctor of Laws

Joan Biskupic (not speaking), Journalist, Author, "American Original: The Life and Constitution of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia" Honorary Degree: Doctor of Laws Law Center Sunday, May 18, Healy Lawn, 2 p.m.

At George Washington University, This Weekend: Commencement Speakers, Honorary Degree Recipients

Friday, May 16

8:30 a.m. - Columbian College of Arts and Sciences Master's and Doctoral Programs Celebration Charles E. Smith Center, 600 22nd Street NW Student speaker: Margaret Goddard (American studies) Faculty speaker: David Karpf, assistant professor of media and public affairs

11:30 a.m. - Elliott School of International Affairs Celebration Charles E. Smith Center, 600 22nd Street NW David Shambaugh (B.A. '78), professor of political science and international affairs

3:30 p.m. - School of Business Undergraduate, Master of Business Administration and Doctoral Celebration Charles E. Smith Center, 600 22nd Street NW Barry Salzberg,chief executive officer of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (Deloitte Global)

6:30 p.m. - School of Nursing Celebration Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st Street NW Maureen P. McCausland, president and chief nursing officer, MedStar Health

7:30 p.m. - School of Engineering and Applied Science Celebration Charles E. Smith Center, 600 22nd St NW Kevin L. Kelly, chief executive officer of LGS Innovations

Saturday, May 17

8:00 a.m. - Graduate School of Education and Human Development Celebration Charles E. Smith Center, 600 22nd Street NW Carrie Morgridge, Vice President of the Morgridge Family Foudation, and Dr. Cora B. Marrett, Deputy Director, National Science Foundation

12:00 p.m. - Columbian College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Degree Programs Celebration #1 Charles E. Smith Center, 600 22nd Street NW Distinguished scholar speaker: Brandon Aversano (American studies) Faculty speaker: Irene R. Foster, assistant professor of economics

12:00 p.m. - Milken Institute School of Public Health Celebration Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st Street NW Michael Milken, chairman of the Milken Institute and Milken Family Foundation

3:30 p.m. - Columbian College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Degree Programs Celebration #2 Charles E. Smith Center, 600 22nd Street NW Distinguished scholar speaker: Alexandra Kralick (biological anthropology) Faculty speaker: Melani McAlister, associate professor of American studies and international affairs

4:00 p.m. - School of Medicine and Health Sciences - Health Sciences Celebration Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st Street NW Student speaker

7:30 p.m. - College of Professional Studies Celebration Charles E. Smith Center, 600 22nd Street NW Student speaker: Megumi Voight (GSPM's Strategic Public Relations) Faculty speaker: Dennis W. Johnson, professor of political management

Sunday, May 18

2:30 p.m. - School of Medicine and Health Sciences - M.D. Celebration Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st Street NW Kurt Newman, president and chief executive officer, Children’s National Medical Center

2:30 p.m. - Law School Celebration Charles E. Smith Center, 600 22nd Street NW Bruce Sewell (JD '86), general counsel and senior vice president of legal and government affairs, Apple

Honorary Degree Recipients

• Maudine Cooper is the former president and CEO of Greater Washington Urban League.nbsp; She serves on numerous boards and commissions and has received many awards for her tireless commitment to helping minorities gain employment, education and opportunities for business ownership.

• W. Russell Ramsey (B.B.A. ’81) is chairman emeritus of the GW Board of Trustees, and founder, chairman and CEO of Ramsey Asset Management.

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