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Commencement Speakers Announced for Universities Within Jesuits West Province

The following is a list of speakers and dates for the 2018 commencement ceremonies at the five Jesuit universities within the Jesuits West Province 10-state region.

Gonzaga University
Law, May 12: Senator Catherine Cortez Masto '90 (D-NV)

Graduate Programs, May 12: Fr. Leo J. O'Donovan, S.J. (president emeritus of Georgetown University; director of mission at Jesuit Refugee Service/USA)

Undergraduate, May 13: Andrew Dwonch '99 (mission director in Palestine for Mercy Corps)

Loyola Marymount University
Undergraduate, May 5: Ronan Farrow (Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist; human rights advocate)

Graduate, May 6: Shane Martin, PhD, '80 (outgoing dean of LMU's School of Education; incoming provost of Seattle University)

Santa Clara University
Jesuit School of Theology, May 19: Dr. Sandra Schneiders, IHM (Professor Emerita of New Testament Studies and Spirituality at JST)

School of Law, May 19: Howard Charney, MBA ’73, JD ’77 (Santa Clara University trustee; former senior vice president at Cisco)

Undergraduate, June 16: TBD

Seattle University
Undergraduate, June 17: Sally Jewell (noted environmentalist; former U.S. Secretary of the Interior)

Graduate, June 17: Sam Green (first Poet Laureate of Washington; Distinguished Visiting Northwest Writer at Seattle University)

University of San Francisco
School of Nursing & Health Professions, May 17: Sisters of Mercy (religious order dedicated to serving communities and individuals suffering from poverty, sickness, and lack of education, with special attention paid to the needs of women and children)

College of Arts & Sciences (Undergraduate Humanities & Sciences), May 18: Dr. Arthur J. Ammann (pediatric immunologist known for his research on HIV transmission)

College of Arts & Sciences (Undergraduate Social Sciences), May 18: Melba Pattillo Beals (journalist and member of the Little Rock Nine, civil rights pioneer, author and educator)

College of Arts & Sciences (Graduate), May 18: Michele Norris (Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist, longtime NPR host, founding director of The Race Card Project)

School of Education, May 18: Shabnam Koirala-Azad, PhD, (Dean, School of Education, Professor, International & Multicultural Education)

School of Management (Undergraduate – Business Admin), May 19: Jeff Silk (member, USF Board of Trustees, Co-Chief Investment Officer at Fisher Investments)

School of Management (Graduate), May 19: Charles Collins (President and CEO, YMCA San Francisco)

School of Law, May 19: Martin Jenkins (Justice, California Court of Appeals of the 1st District)

(From: AJCU)





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