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Here’s who’s speaking at college commencements in Rhode Island this year

Actor Henry Winkler delivered a commencement address at the New England Institute of Technology.David Livingston/Getty

It’s college commencement season.

With the Community College of Rhode Island set to hold its graduation ceremony at The Dunk this afternoon, and many of the state’s other colleges set to hold their celebrations in the coming days and weeks, here’s a look at the commencement speakers for each school.

Note: Not every college has a traditional keynote speaker, but all of them have marquee names delivering an address this year.

Brown University / May 27-29

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (for the class of 2022) and reggae artist Shaggy (for the class of 2020)

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Bryant University / May 21

Former General Electric senior vice president William J. Conaty

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Community College of Rhode Island / May 12

Governor Dan McKee

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Johnson & Wales / May 6-7

Entrepreneur Bruce Poon Tip

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New England Institute of Technology / May 1

Actor Henry Winkler

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Providence College / May 20-22

Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman

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Rhode Island College / May 14

Miriam Hospital President Maria Ducharme

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University of Rhode Island / May 20-22

Professor (and deep-sea explorer) Robert Ballard

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Rhode Island School of Design / June 3-4

Graphic designer Cheryl D. Miller

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Roger Williams University / May 20

Dr. Anthony Fauci

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Salve Regina University / May 5-8

Edesia founder Navyn Salem

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This story first appeared in Rhode Map, our free newsletter about Rhode Island that also contains information about local events, data about the coronavirus in the state, and more. If you’d like to receive it via e-mail Monday through Friday, you can sign up here.


Dan McGowan can be reached at dan.mcgowan@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter at @danmcgowan.