Dan Carlin | Spring 2020

Hi everyone. While I, like all of you, I imagine, feel somewhat cheated out of a chance to congregate together on Folsom Field under a beautiful Colorado sky in the one of a kind city of Boulder. It seems somewhat apropos that a guy who delivers talks via the internet...

Savannah Sellers | Spring 2019

Savannah Seller's 2019 Commencement Speech was abbreviated due to inclement weather, below are her remarks as prepared. Chancellor DiStefano, President Benson, and the Regents of the University I am honored to be here, thank you. Thank you, Chancellor for all the nice things you just said about me. You’d make...

Governor Kate Brown | Spring 2018

Good morning, I am so honored to be with you here this morning. And so honored to be back in Boulder. Thank you Chancellor DiStefano for that wonderful introduction. It’s been a long time since I’ve been on campus. And an even longer time since I lived in Ferrand Hall...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Eric Stough | 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...

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...

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...

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