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Dennis Walcott to Deliver Keynote Address at 173rd Commencement

May 1, 2018

By Aislinn Keely Dennis Walcott, president and CEO of Queens Library and former New York City schools chancellor, is slated to deliver the address at Fordham’s 173rd Commencement. The May 19 address will mark a return to Fordham for Walcott, who graduated from the Graduate School of Social Service. In addition to delivering the keynote speech at the proceedings on May 19, Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of the u...

Smithsonian Secretary Named Commencement Speaker

April 28, 2016

By Cate Carrejo Fordham announced Thursday that David Skorton, M.D., the 13th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., will address the graduates of the Class of 2016 at the university's 171st commencement ceremony in May. Skorton previously served as the president of both the University of Iowa from 2003 to 2006 and Cornell University from 2006 to 2015, when he was named Secretary of the Smithsonia...

Clear Pattern Visible in Decade of Speakers

Clear Pattern Visible in Decade of Speakers

March 26, 2014

By Connor Ryan Fordham Daily Over the course of the 10 commencement ceremonies Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of the university, has presided over as Fordham’s 32nd president, white men — mostly television broadcasters made famo...

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Martinez Added to Graduation Lineup

April 30, 2013

By CONNOR RYAN & MAX PRINZ STAFF WRITER & SPORTS EDITOR   Tino Martinez, a former major league baseball player and the father of a graduating Fordham student, is slated to deliver the keynote ad...

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