2003 Commencement Speakers

2003 Commencement Speakers• Biola University (Calif.)
 Dr. Wesley K. Stafford
 President of Christian relief agency
 Compassion International  • Case Western Reserve
 University (Ohio)
 Geraldine A. Ferraro
 First female vice presidential
 candidate   • Claremont Graduate
 University (Calif.)
 Dr. Paul J. Zak
 Co-chair of the university’s depart-
 ment of economics; and founding
 director of the Center for Neuro-
 economics Studies  • Clark University (Mass.)
 Mark Shields
 Columnist, commentator, moder-
 ator of “The Capital Gang”  • Cleveland State Univ. (Ohio)
 Antwone Fisher
 Author, producer and screenwriter
 Scott Hamilton
 Olympic champion ice skater and
 humanitarian  • Colgate University (N.Y.)
 Anna Quindlen
 Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist
 and best-selling novelist  •Colorado College (Colo.)
 Andrew Shue
 Actor, activist, athlete and
 entrepreneur  •DePauw University (Ind.)
 John McWethy
 Chief national security
 correspondent, ABC News and
 1969 DePauw graduate  •Drew University (N.J.)
 James McGreevey
 Governor of New Jersey 
•Elon University (N.C.)
 Deborah Yow-Bowden
 Athletics director, University of
 Maryland-College Park, (first woman
 to hold such position at a Div. I school)  •Emerson College (Mass.)
 (Undergraduate Ceremony)
 Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del.
 U.S. Senator•Emory University (Ga.)
 (Oxford College)
 Seamus Heaney
 1995 Nobel Prize-winning poet, author,
 and professor at Oxford and Harvard
 Cynthia Tucker
 Editorial page editor,
 Atlanta Journal-Constitution
•Florida A&M University
 Tom Joyner
 Syndicated radio DJ & philanthropist  •George Washington
 University (D.C.)
 Mark R. Warner
 Governor of Virginia•Hampton University (Va.)
 Bill Cosby
 Actor, comedian and philanthropist•Harvard University (Mass.)
 Ernesto Zedillo
 Former president of Mexico and
 economist 
•Huston-Tillotson College
 (Texas)
 Hon. Samuel T. Biscoe
  Travis County Judge  •Indiana University,
 Bloomington
 Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind.
 U.S. Senator•Iowa State University
 (Undergraduate Ceremony)
 Tom Vilsack
 Governor of Iowa•Johnson C. Smith University
 (N.C.)
 Christopher P. Gardner
 President & CEO,
 Gardner Rich
 & Co. Inc. (brokerage firm)  •Kean University (N.J.)
 (Undergraduate Ceremony)
 Dr. Frank J. Esposito
 Interim president of the university•Lycoming College (Pa.)
 Dr. Robert Krueger
 Former U.S. Congressman,
 Senator and ambassador  •Medgar Evers College (N.Y.)
 Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y.
 U.S. Senator  •Middlebury College (Vt.)
 Bill Richardson
 Governor of New Mexico  •Morehouse College (Ga.)
 Vernon E. Jordan Jr.
 Senior Managing Director, Lazard  
 Freres & Co. and former presidential  adviser  •Mt. San Antonio College (Calif.)
 Dr. Bob Suzuki
 President, California State
 Polytechnic University, Pomona 
•New York University
 Michael R. Bloomberg
 Mayor of New York City  •Norfolk State University (Va.)
 Earl Graves
 Founder & publisher,
 Black Enterprise magazine  •Ohio Wesleyan University
 Dr. Paul Farmer
 World-renowned authority
 on tuberculosis,
 medical co-director of
 Clinique Bon Sauveur,
 a charity hospital in Haiti  •Old Dominion University (Va.)
 (Morning Ceremony)
 David R. Goode
 Chairman/President/CEO of
 Norfolk Southern Corporation  •Pennsylvania State University
 (College of Liberal Arts for
 Undergraduate and Associate
 Degrees)
 Jonathan Kozol
 Author of works focusing on race,
 poverty and education•Regent University (Va.)
 Elaine L. Chao
 U.S. Secretary of Labor  •Rice University (Texas)
 Shannon Lucid
 NASA’s senior female astronaut  •Rollins College-Brevard
 (Fla.)
 Duane DeFreese
 Vice president, Florida Research,
 Hubbs-SeaWorld Research
 Institute  •Roosevelt University (Ill.)
 Dr. Freeman Hrabowski III
 President, University of Maryland
 Baltimore County 
•Sarah Lawrence College (N.Y.)
 Dr. Shirley Tilghman
 President, Princeton University  •Smith College (Mass.)
 Madeleine Albright
 Former U.S. Secretary of State  •Southern Methodist
 University (Texas)
 Herb D. Kelleher
 Founder & Chairman,
 Southwest Airlines  •Spelman College (Ga.)
 Suzan-Lori Parks
 Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright  •St. Bonaventure University
 (N.Y.)
 Bob Schieffer
 CBS News reporter, moderator of
 “Face the Nation”  •Stanford University (Calif.)
  Alejandro Toledo
 President of Peru &
 Stanford alumnus  •Stetson College of Law (Fla.)
 Mel Martinez
 U.S. Secretary of Housing and
 Urban Development  •SUNY Cortland (N.Y.)
 (Undergraduate Ceremony)
 Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y.  
 U.S. Senator  •Syracuse University &
 SUNY College of Environmental
 (N.Y.) Science and Forestry
 (joint exercises)
 The Honorable William J. Clinton
 42nd President of the United States
•Tennessee State University
 Shirley Cunningham
 Managing partner, Cunningham &
 Grundy Law Group,
 1976 TSU graduate
 Dr. Jean Flagg-Newton
 Director of Research, Office of
 Health Disparities Research,
 National Center on Minority Health
 and Health Disparities, TSU graduate  •Tougaloo College (Miss.)
 The Honorable William J. Clinton
 42nd President of the United States  •Tulane University (La.)
 David Halberstam
 Pulitzer Prize-winning author and
 renowned political social commentator  •Tuskegee University (Ala.)
 Dr. Yvonne S. Thornton
 Physician and author of the
 Pulitzer Prize-nominated book
 The Ditchdigger’s Daughters  •University of California-
 Berkeley
 Jim Gray
 Database and transaction
 processing specialist at Microsoft  •University of Colorado
 at Boulder
 Jim Voss
 Astronaut and graduate of CU-Boulder  •University of Denver (Colo.)
 (Graduate Ceremony)
 Brian Lamb
 President & CEO of C-SPAN
 (Undergraduate Ceremony)
 Gale Norton
 Secretary,
 U.S. Department of the Interior
•University of Laverne
 (Calif.)
 (Undergraduate Ceremony)
 Gaddi H. Vasquez
 The 16th Director of the Peace Corps•University of Maryland-
 Baltimore
 Dr. Anthony Fauci
 Director, National Institute of Allergy
 and Infectious Diseases, National
 Institutes of Health  •University of Maryland-
 College Park
 Franklin D. Raines
 Chairman & CEO, Fannie Mae•University of Michigan
 Jennifer Granholm
 Governor of Michigan •University of Pennsylvania 
 Desmond Tutu
 Archbishop and Nobel laureate  •University of Southern
 California 
 Dr. Ruth J. Simmons
 President, Brown University  •University of Southern
 Colorado 
 U.S. Rep. Scott McInnis, R-Colo.
 U.S. Representative  •University of Texas-Austin
 Michael S. Dell Chairman & CEO,
 Dell Computer  •Ursinus College (Pa.)
 Lisa Najeeb Halaby
 Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan 
•Virginia Polytechnic Institute
 and State University
 (University Ceremony)
 Leroy Hassell Sr.
 Virginia Supreme Court Justice•Wake Forest University (N.C.)
 Hon. Michael R. Bloomberg
 Mayor of New York City  •Wellesley College (Mass.)
 Linda Wertheimer
 Veteran broadcast journalist,
 National Public Radio  •West Virginia University
 Rep. Alan B. Mollohan
 West Virginia 1st District Congressman  •Wiley College (Texas)
 Tony Brown
 Television journalist &
  radio talk show host  •The College of William & Mary  (Va.)
 Lisa Najeeb Halaby
 Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan  •Wingate University (N.C.)
 Rep. Robin Hayes
 8th Congressional District
 of North Carolina  •Winston-Salem State
 University (N.C.)
 Alexis Herman
 Former and first African American
 Secretary of Labor  •Xavier University (La.)
 The Rev. Andrew Young
 Veteran politician and civil rights
 activist, former Ambassador to the
 United Nations



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