2017 Commencement Address Speaker – Anna Quindlen
Anna Quindlen, a best-selling author, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and social critic, will give the 2017 Commencement address, according to Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton. During the Commencement ceremony, Quindlen also will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree.
“As a journalist, social critic, memoirist and novelist, Anna Quindlen has made a life of pointing out the foibles and the strengths of American life, and I am looking forward to her message to our graduating class,” Wrighton said.
“As a writer, she is concerned with many of the same issues and ideals that drive us as a university, including education, health care and social justice, and the trajectory of her exemplary career is a model and inspiration for today’s graduates looking to find their place in the world,” Wrighton said.READ THE PRESS RELEASE