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College Commencement

Commencement Speaker 2018

February 15, 2018

Dear Graduating Seniors of 2018,


We are excited to announce that this year’s 2018 commencement speaker will be MARIA HINOJOSA, an award-winning news anchor and reporter of the Peabody Award-winning show, Latino USA.


Hinojosa created the Futuro Media Group in April 2010, an independent nonprofit multimedia journalistic organization that explores and gives a critical voice to the diversity of the American experience. In her nearly 30 years as a journalist, Hinojosa has worked for CNN, PBS, CBS, WNBC, and WGBH, and was the first Latina to anchor a FRONTLINE report, aired in October 2011. She has received numerous awards for her work, including: 4 Emmys; the 2012 John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism; the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Reporting on the Disadvantaged; the Studs Terkel Community Media Award; and the Edward R. Murrow Award from the Overseas Press Club.


Many thanks to Associate Dean of Student Academic Affairs, John Krussel, for chairing the commencement speaker subcommittee! We look forward to hearing Maria speak at this year’s commencement on Saturday, May 5th, 2pm, at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum.


Bruce Suttmeier                                                                    Anna Gonzalez

Interim Dean of the College                                                  Dean of Students