2014 commencements at Boston-area colleges

Below is a list of this year’s commencement ceremonies at Boston-area colleges, including scheduled speakers.

Northeastern University

Date: May 2


Speaker: Janet Napolitano, former Homeland Security secretary

MGH Institute of Health Professions

Date: May 8

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Speaker: Gary Gottlieb, president and CEO, Partners HealthCare System

UMass Amherst

Date: May 9

Speaker: Governor Deval Patrick

Berklee College of Music


Date: May 10

Speaker: rock guitarist Jimmy Page

Nichols College

Date: May 10

Speaker: Andrew Card, former White House chief of staff

Regis College

Date: May 10

Speaker: Donna Sytek, director, New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies

MCPHS University

Date: May 10

Speaker: Sandra L. Fenwick, President & CEO of Boston Children’s Hospital

Emmanuel College

Date: May 10

Speaker: Kenneth Feinberg, One Fund Boston administrator

Emerson College

Date: May 11

Speaker: comedian Jay Leno

Pine Manor College

Date: May 11

Speaker: former congressman Barney Frank

Bay State College

Date: May 14

Speaker: Steve Gross, founder of Life is Good Kids Foundation

UMass Lowell

Date: May 17

Speaker: “Science Guy” Bill Nye

Suffolk University

Date: May 17

Speaker: Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League

Wheaton College

Date: May 17

Speaker: Johnnetta Cole, scholar and author

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology

Date: May 17

Speaker: Mayor Martin J. Walsh

Bentley University

Date: May 17

Speaker: Joe Moglia, chairman of the board of TD Ameritrade

Salem State University

Date: May 17

Speaker: Former New England Patriot Joe Andruzzi and US Senator Ed Markey

Babson College

Date: May 17

Speaker: Tory Burch, fashion designer and philanthropist

Lesley University

Date: May 17

Speaker: Lois Lowry, author of “The Giver”; Priya Manickchand, Guyana’s minister of human services and social security; Nikky Finney, National Book Award-winning poet; and Abelardo Morell, photographer and former Guggenheim fellow.

Boston University

Date: May 18

Speaker: Governor Deval Patrick

Tufts University

Date: May 18

Speaker: Anne-Marie Slaughter, academic, foreign policy analyst, and public commentator

Clark University

Date: May 18

Speaker: Ron Shaich, founder, Panera Bread Company

Brandeis University

Date: May 18

Speaker: Geoffrey Canada, president of the Harlem Children’s Zone

Stonehill College

Date: May 18

Speaker: Michael Sheehan, Boston Globe CEO

Smith College

Date: May 18

Speaker: Christine Lagarde, the first woman to serve as managing director of the International Monetary Fund

Olin College of Engineering

Date: May 18

Speaker: John Seely Brown, co-chairman of Deloitte’s Center for the Edge

Mount Holyoke

Date: May 18

Speaker: Deborah Bial, president and founder of the Posse Foundation

Framingham State University

Date: May 18

Speaker: Matthew H. Malone, Mass. secretary of education

Curry College

Date: May 18

Speaker: Karen Kaplan, chairman and CEO, Hill Holliday

Boston College

Date: May 19

Speaker: Secretary of State John Kerry

Holy Cross

Date: May 23

Speaker: Jon Favreau, former director of speechwriting for President Obama

Endicott College

Date: May 24

Speaker: Anne Mosle, vice president of the Aspen Institute

Amherst College

Date: May 25

Speaker: Amherst President Carolyn “Biddy” Martin


Date: May 29

Speaker: former New York mayor and businessman Michael Bloomberg

Wellesley College

Date: May 30

Speaker: Susan Wagner, cofounder and director of BlackRock

Bunker Hill Community College

Date: May 31

Speaker: US Senator Edward Markey


Date: June 6

Speaker: Ellen Kullman, CEO of DuPont

Williams College

Date: June 8

Speaker: Michael Bloomberg

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