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Commencement Speakers

Commencement is an often anticipated ceremony where college graduates are awarded with their degree or diploma. For many students, commencement is a huge milestone in their academic or professional careers, and a time where they can celebrate all of their achievements at their institution. As graduates are ushered into the next chapter of their lives, an inspiring commencement speaker's message can stay with them for years after they hang up their cap and gown. These celebrities, business speakers, industry leaders, and successful alumni are accomplished keynote speakers who are a perfect addition to college graduation day.

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Ken Jeong
(1 rating)

Physician, Comedian & Actor; Best Known for "The Hangover"

Kumail Nanjiani

Stand-Up Comedian & Actor; Known for "The Big Sick"

Lisa Ling
(7 ratings)

Executive Producer & Host of CNN's "This is Life"

Laura Ling
(5 ratings)

Acclaimed Journalist Known for Being Detained in North Korea; Host of "E! Investigates;" Co-Author of "Somewhere Inside"

Mindy Kaling

Emmy-Nominated Writer, Producer, New York Times Best-Selling Author, Director & Actor

Jimmy Chin
(2 ratings)

Climber, Photographer & Filmmaker

Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour
(5 ratings)

America’s First Black Female Combat Pilot, Former Marine & Cop; Author of "Zero to Breakthrough”; and Consultant to Business

Jameela Jamil
(1 rating)

Actress, Outspoken Feminist & Body Positivity Advocate

James Clear
(2 ratings)

#1 New York Times Bestseller Atomic Habits & Personal Development Expert

Bobby Berk
(1 rating)

Founder & Creative Director at Bobby Berk Home; Interior Designer on Netflix's "Queer Eye"

Antoni Porowski
(2 ratings)

Chef, Model & TV Personality Known for Netflix's "Queer Eye"

Tan France
(1 rating)

Fashion Designer & TV Personality Known for Netflix's "Queer Eye"

Jonathan Van Ness

Hair & Beauty Expert, Author, Television Personality; Known for Netflix's "Queer Eye"

Alex Salkever
(1 rating)

Advanced Technology Futurist, Author of "The Driver in the Driverless Car: How Our Technology Choices Will Create the Future"

Tiffany Haddish
(1 rating)

Comedian, Actress, Dancer & Author

Yusef Salaam
(6 ratings)

One of the Central Park 5, Entrepreneur, Author, Trainer & Leader

Ibtihaj Muhammad
(2 ratings)

First Female Muslim-American to Medal at the Olympics, Member of the U.S. Fencing Team & Author of "Proud"

Dr. Sylvia Hood Washington
(1 rating)

Chief Environmental Research Scientist at Environmental Health Research Associates, LLC.

Sterling K. Brown

Emmy Award-Winning Actor; Known for His Roles in "This Is Us" & "American Crime Story"

Simone Biles

Most Decorated Gymnast Ever & Record Holder for Most Gold Medals at a Single Olympic Games

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