Top 2014 Commencement Speakers

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What motivates the nation’s most influential and poignant speakers to address thousands of students at college graduation ceremonies year after year? Graduates, it is because of each of you. Graduation is a unique rite of passage and your moment to be recognized. College graduation speakers gather to celebrate your past achievements and the possibilities that lie ahead.

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This year’s cast of commencement speakers spans an impressive résumé of accomplishments. Students will hear from President Obama at University of California Irvine, Frozen director Jennifer Lee at University of New Hampshire, and Jeff Bauman hero and survivor of the Boston Marathon attack at Fisher College, to name just a few.

You are on the cusp of something brand new. Before you cross the stage and take your diploma in hand, your graduation speakers have a message of inspiration, wisdom, and hopefully humor, too. Take these words of motivation with as you carve out your own future successes.

Congratulations graduates!

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Here are the top 20 most-anticipated commencement speakers for 2014. 

Who is speaking at your graduation? Find more commencement speakers on our complete line-up.


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