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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University’s colleges have announced speakers for their 2013 Commencement ceremonies.
The University will host a series of individual, personalized ceremonies for each school and college at a variety of venues on the Evansdale Campus and around Morgantown, including the WVU Coliseum, Creative Arts Center, the Health Sciences Center and Morgantown Event Center from May 17-19.
Students and their families are encouraged to visit the Commencement website http://graduation.wvu.edu/commencement for event updates, as well as information about photography, lodging and traditions.
If you’re graduating, join the conversation on Twitter by using the #wvugrad hashtag.
Many of the ceremonies will be webcast online at http://webcast.wvu.edu/.
Information on the individual Commencement ceremonies and their speakers, if one was selected, follow.
Friday, May 17
School of Public Health, Health Sciences Center
Speaker: Mark Rosenberg, M.D., MPP, president, CEO, Task Force for Global Health
Honors College, Creative Arts Center
Speaker: Greg Bowman, associate professor of law at the WVU College of Law
Saturday, May 18
School of Dentistry, Morgantown Event Center
Speaker: Dr. Peter J. Lascheid, president of the WVU School of Dentistry Alumni Association
College of Education and Human Services, WVU Coliseum
Speaker: Irvin Scott, deputy director of education of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
PI Reed School of Journalism, Creative Arts Center
Speaker: Richard Gingras, head of news products at Google
Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, WVU Coliseum
Speaker: Jed DiPaolo, founder and CEO of JNDI Corporation and 1976 WVU graduate
School of Nursing, Morgantown Event Center
Speaker: Georgia Narsavage, outgoing dean of the WVU School of Nursing
College of Law, Creative Arts Center
Speaker: Bob Bastress, 2013 WVU College of Law Professor of the Year
School of Pharmacy, Morgantown Event Center
Speaker: Dr. Vincent Anido, Jr., pharmaceutical executive, honorary degree recipient and 1975 WVU graduate
College of Creative Arts, Creative Arts Center
Speaker: Jay Chattaway, Grammy Award winning composer and 1968 WVU graduate
College of Business and Economics, WVU Coliseum
Speaker: Penelope Roll, chief financial officer of Ares Capital Corporation and 1988 WVU graduate
Sunday, May 19
School of Medicine (M.D./Ph.D.), Morgantown Event Center
Speaker: William R. Sigmund, II, M.D. M.H., senior vice president of North American medical Affairs at GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, WVU Coliseum
Speaker: Robert G. Jenkins, retired brigadier general of the U.S. Air Force and 1967 WVU graduate
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences (Master/Ph.D.), Creative Arts Center
Speaker: Rush D. Holt, Jr., U.S. congressman from New Jersey
School of Medicine (Professional Programs), Morgantown Event Center
Speaker: Devon Harris, member of the 1988 Winter Olympics Jamaican bobsled team
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences (Undergraduate), WVU Coliseum
Speaker: Dr. Jennie Hunter-Cevera, biological sciences inventor and innovator, honorary degree recipient and 1970 WVU graduate
College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, Creative Arts Center
Speaker: Major Harris, former WVU football player, Heisman Trophy finalist and all-American