Commencement Speakers & Honorary Degree Recipients 2010-2019

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| 2010-2019

No.DateCommencement SpeakerHonorary Degrees
205May 28, 2011
Regina M. Benjamin,
U.S. Surgeon General and Vice Admiral
Regina M. Benjamin; D.H.L.
G. Wayne Clough; D.Eng.
Samuel F. Heffner Jr ’56; D.H.L.
206May 26, 2012
Barton J. Gordon,
Former U.S. House of Representatives Science and Technology Committee Chairman
Stephen Chu; D.Sc.
Edward A. Feigenbaum; D.Eng.
Bart J. Gordon; LL.D.
Steven J. Sasson ’77; D.Eng.
Hon. Antonin Scalia;LL.D.
207May 25, 2013
John R. Lewis,
U.S. Representative (D-GA)
John R. Lewis; LL.D
Admiral Michael G. Mullen; D.Eng
Ursula M. Burns; D.Eng
Patricia Q. Stonesifer; D.H.L
208May 24, 2014Ginni Rometty
Chairman, President and CEO of IBM
Ginni Rometty; D.Eng
Sir Timothy Berners-Lee; D.Sc
Mary-Claire King; D.Sc
209May 30, 2015Admiral Michelle Howard,
38th Vice Chief of Naval Operations
Admiral Michelle Howard; D.Eng
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; D.H.L.
Craig Mundie; D.Eng
David Rubenstein; D.H.L.
210May 28, 2016Ertharin Cousin,
12th Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme
Ertharin Cousin, D.H.L.
Dr. David Skorton, D.H.L.
Dr. Steven Weinberg, D.Sc
211May 20, 2017Ernest J. Moniz,
former Secretary of Energy and the Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics and Engineering Systems emeritus and Special Advisor to the President at MIT
Ernest J. Moniz, D. Sc
Roger W. Ferguson, Jr. D.Sc.
212May 19, 2018Herbie Hancock,
Jazz Pianist and Composer
Herbie Hancock
Mary Jo White
Dr. Eric Lander
Alicia Boler Davis ’98