2001 Commencement Speakers: Words of Wisdom to the Graduates Came from

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2001 Commencement Speakers: Words of Wisdom to the Graduates Came from


2001 Commencement Speakers:
Words of Wisdom to the Graduates Came From ...

COLLEGE                  SPEAKER                 TITLE

Agnes Scott College      Madame Jehan            Former first lady of
(Ga.)                    Sadat Ph.D.             Egypt, associate
                                                 resident scholar at
                                                 the University of
                                                 Maryland

Barnard College          Bernice Johnson         Founder of Grammy
(N.Y.)                   Reagon                  Award Winning Group,
                                                 Sweet Honey in the
                                                 Rock

Brenau University        Cathy Cox               Georgia's Secretary
(Ga.)                                            of State


Bryn Mawr College        Drew Gilpin Faust       First dean of Harvard
(Pa.)                                            University's
                                                 Radcliffe Institute
                                                 for Advanced Study

Chatham College          Eleanor Holmes          U.S. Congresswoman
(Pa.)                    Norton                  for the District of
                                                 Columbia

Cleveland State          Alfred Lerner           Chairman, Owner of
University (Ohio)                                NFL's Cleveland
                                                 Browns

Colby College            Rev. Peter J. Gomes     Reverend, professor
(Maine)

College of Saint         Helen Thomas            White House
Benedict (Minn.)                                 correspondent for
                                                 more than 50 years

College of St.           Sr. Carol Coston        Director of Partners
Catherine (Minn.)                                for the Common Good
                                                 2000

College of Saint         Patricia A. Lamberty    Nebraska's district
Mary (Neb.)                                      judge

Columbia College         Christa Compton         South Carolina
(S.C.)                                           teacher of the year

Converse College         The Hon. Harriet S.     Justice of the
(S.C)                    O'Neill                 Supreme Court of
                                                 Texas

Dillard University       Susan Taylor            Senior vice president
(La.)                                            of Essence
                                                 Communications and
                                                 former editor of
                                                 Essence magazine

Duke University          Charlayne               Journalist, CNN
(N.C.)                   Hunter-Gault            Correspondent

Goucher College          Bill Cosby              Actor, philanthropist
(Md.)

Governors State          Marjorie Craig Benton   Chair of President's
University (Ill.)        and Dempsey Travis      Commission on White
                                                 House Fellowships;
                                                 President
                                                 of Travis Realty
                                                 Company

Grambling State          Dr. Roderick R. Paige   U.S. Secretary of
University (La.)                                 Education

Hampton University       Kweisi Mfume            President of the
(Va.)                                            NAACP

Haverford College        William H. Gray III     President and CEO,
(Pa.)                                            United Negro College
                                                 Fund

                         Bernice Johnson         Founder of Grammy
                         Reagon                  Award Winning Group,
                                                 Sweet Honey in the
                                                 Rock

                         Chinua Achebe           Nigerian novelist,
                                                 author of Things Fall
                                                 Apart

                         David Park McAllester   American Indian music
                                                 scholar

Hobart and William       Gwen Ifill              Journalist
Smith Colleges
(N. … 

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