Kate Fagan | Spring 2017

Thank you, graduating class of 2017, for inviting me here to speak today. And thank you to the University of Colorado, to Chancellor DiStefano, and to the Board of Regents for supporting their decision. Congratulations distinguished faculty, and friends and family, and, of course, especially, congratulations to the graduates. This... Read more »

Kelly Graziadei | Spring 2016

Choices Good morning University of Colorado Class of 2016! I can’t tell you what a pleasure it is to be here. Thank you to the Senior Class Council and Chancellor DiStefano for this incredible opportunity. Some of you may know - I am a proud CU Buff and I sat... Read more »

Cathleen P. Black | Spring 2015

May 9, 2015 President Benson, Chancellor Di Stefano, members of the Board of Trustees, distinguished faculty, parents, families, friends… and… members of the Class of 2015… Thank you for the honor of being your commencement speaker. To you graduates: Congratulations! And to your parents… CONGRATULATIONS! This is the day you... Read more »

Fred Anderson | Winter 2015

A LUMP IN THE THROAT Winter Commencement, University of Colorado Boulder, 19 December 2015 Fred Anderson PRESIDENT BENSON, HONORABLE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS, CHANCELLOR DISTEFANO, HONORED GUESTS, AND—ABOVE ALL—GRADUATES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER: IF I WERE ANYONE but a professor at the University from which you... Read more »

Eric Strough | Spring 2014

Before I get started I want to thank Chancellor DiStefano for that introduction and for the 40 years of service to the University of Colorado. I want to shout out to all the proud parents as well, Big weekend coming up for Moms! Without you, well, we wouldn’t be here... Read more »

Bob Anderson | Winter 2014

Thank you for the kind introduction. I am honored to talk with you all for a few minutes. First of all, let me congratulate both students and parents for this major achievement. It has now been 40 years since I was in your shoes, going through a commencement ceremony. I... Read more »

Dame Julie Andrews | Spring 2013

Hallo Buffalo People! Good morning and thank you for welcoming me as you have THIS EARLY IN THE MORNING!!! I had a very late evening. It started out with a lovely dinner on Pearl Street, and even though it was not my 21st birthday, I made my way to The... Read more »

Professor Kristi Anseth | Winter 2013

Thank you Chancellor DiStefano for the kind introduction and welcome to all of the family and friends of the graduates. To you, the class of 2013, congratulations on your achievements. I’m delighted to be with you and share in this very special day. You’ve received a first class education from... Read more »

Tim Wolf | Spring 2012

Collaboration and the Art of Learning Congratulations, University of Colorado Class of 2012 ! What a great day to celebrate your graduation! I applaud your persistence, commitment and hard work. I’m sure there were moments when the avalanche of exams, papers, projects, labs, seemed never ending. But you met each... Read more »

Patrick Mason | Winter 2012

Thank you Chancellor DiStefano for that kind introduction. Representative Singer, Senator Heath, president Benson, honored guests, colleagues, students and all of you proud family members and friends who have come here to celebrate this milestone in the lives of our graduates – It is a grand and a humbling honor... Read more »

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