Marquette University Commencement Speakers

YearSpeakerSpeech
2015 Sister Margaret “Peggy” O’Neill, S.C., Founder of El Centro Arte Para la Paz in El Salvador Speech
2014 Rev. James Martin, S.J., Jesuit priest, writer and Culture Editor of the Jesuit magazine America Speech
2013 Bill Cosby, Actor/Comedian Speech
2012 Hank Aaron, Baseball Legend Speech
2011 David McCullough, Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Speech
2010 Wendy Kopp, Founder - Teach for America Speech
2009 Dick Enberg, Sports Brodcaster & Author of McGuire Speech
2008 Andrew Natsios, Special Envoy for Darfur Speech
2007 Steve Rushin, Sports Journalist Speech
2006 Elaine Chao, U.S. Secretary of Labor Speech
2005 Cokie Roberts, Broadcast Journalist Speech
2004 Wayne Sanders, Businessman Speech
2003 Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop Speech
2002 Stephen Covey, Author Speech
2001 Fred "Mister" Rogers, TV Personality Speech
2000 R.W. Apple, Jr., Journalist Speech
1999 Janine Geske, Director of Resolution Center, Marquette University Speech
1998 Dr. Howard Fuller, Director of the Institute for the Transformation of Learning Speech
1997 Rembert Weakland, Archbishop Speech
1996 Tommy Thompson, Governor of Wisconsin Speech
1995Mr. Edward Brennan, Chairman and CEO Sears, Roebuck and Co. Speech
1994His Eminence Joseph Cardinal Bernardin, Archbishop of ChicagoSpeech
1993Hon. Frank Shakespeare, Ambassador to the Vatican; Ambassador to Portugal Speech
1992Barbara Bush, First Lady Speech
1991James Coleman, Economist Speech
1990John Sununu, White House Chief of Staff Speech
1989William J. Wilson,Professor, University of Chicago Speech
1988William Rehnquist, Supreme Court Justice Speech
1987Michael Novak, American Catholic philosopher, writer, and diplomat Speech
1986Rev. John Powell, SJ, Professor of Theology, Loyola University Speech
1985C. Everett Koop, Surgeon General Speech
1984Hanna Holborn Gray, President, University of Chicago Speech
1983Loret Ruppe, Director of the Peace Corp Speech
1982Edmund Muskie, Former Sec. of State, Former U.S. Senator Speech
1981Rev. Walter J. Burghardt, S.J., Theologian Speech
1980Most Rev. Francisco F. Claver, Bishop of Malaybay, P.I. Speech

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