Marquette University Commencement Speakers

YearSpeakerSpeech
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 Speech
1997 Rembert Weakland, Archbishop Speech
1996 Tommy Thompson, Governor of Wisconsin Speech
1995 Speech
1994 Speech
1993 , Former ambassador to the Vatican 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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