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University of Connecticut Commencement & Convocation

Text of Past Commencement Addresses

On occasion, Commencement speakers provide text copies of their speeches. The following texts were provided in recent years.

2013

School of Business: Daniel Toscano ’87 (BUS)

Graduate School: Jeffrey Immelt

2011

School of Fine Arts: Mia Farrow (speaker and honorary degree recipient)

2010

Graduate Ceremony: Scott S. Cowen

Undergraduate Ceremony: Narissa Ramdhani and Wendell G. Minor (honorary degree recipients)

2009

Graduate Ceremony: Robert Sternberg

2008 - December

Undergraduate Ceremony: Denis M. McCarthy

2008 - May

CLAS Undergraduate Ceremony: Rebecca Lobo

Graduate Ceremony: Garry Wills

2007 - May

Undergraduate Ceremony: Fay Weldon

2006 - May

Undergraduate Ceremony: Rep. Rosa DeLaura (D-3rd Conn)

2005 - December

Undergraduate Ceremony: Dr. Robert Ballard

2005 - May

Undergraduate Ceremony: Eduardo Aguirre

Graduate Ceremony: Jonathan Fanton

2003

Undergraduate Ceremony: Les Payne

2000

Undergraduate Ceremony: Christopher Dodd

Graduate Ceremony: Rita R. Colwell

1999

Undergraduate Ceremony: David McCullough

Graduate Ceremony: Noam Chomsky

1998

Undergraduate Ceremony: George H. W. Bush

Graduate Ceremony: Varro E. Tyler