Bryant Commencement Speakers and Honorary Degree Recipients, 2000 -

Year Bryant Commencement Speakers and Honorary Degree Recipients Title Speakers and Honorary Degrees Undergrad or Graduate School
2000 Wetherell, David S. Chairman, CEO, CMGI S,H U
2000 Thompson, O. Rogeriee Associate Justice, Rhode Island Supreme Court 1997-2006 H U
2000 Vattikuti, Rajendra B. Founder, President, CEO, Complete Business Solutions, Inc. H U
2000 Syron, Richard F. CEO, American Stock Exchange 1994-1999 S,H G
2001 Williams, Juan Radio Host, "Talk of the Nation" S,H U
2001 George, Judy Founder, CEO, Domain Home Fashions H U
2001 Stepan, Walter Co-Chairman, Bacou USA, Inc. H U
2001 Rowe, John W. President, CEO, Exelon Corporation S,H G
2001 Hoy, John C. President, New England Board of Higher Education H G
2002 Goings, Rick Chairman, CEO, Tupperware Corporation S,H U
2002 Keeley, Patrick Professor, English and Humanities H U
2002 Szostak, M. Anne Chairman, CEO, Fleet Rhode Island H U
2002 Walker, David M. Comptroller General, United States of America 1998-2008 S,H G
2003 Carcieri, Donald L. Governor, Rhode Island 2003-2011 S,H U
2003 Costello, Charles W. Rormer President, CEO, c.w. Costello & Associates H U
2003 Wang, Lulu C. CEO, Tupelo Capital Management L.L.C. H U
2003 Choquette, Paul J. Jr.  Chairman, CEO, Gilbane Building Company S,H G
2004 Fuller, Millard Dean Founder, President, Habitat for Humanity International S,H U
2004 Bulgari, Nicola Vice Chairman, Bvlgari Group H U
2004 Farmer, Susan L. President, CEO, WSBE-TV Rhode Island PBS H U
2004 Williams, Frank Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Rhode Island S,H G
2005 George, William W. Professor of Management Practice, Harvard University S,H U
2005 Callahan, John D. Chair of the Board of Directors, Callahan Group H U
2005 White, Arthur H. Co-Founder, Vice Chairman, Yankelovich H U
2005 Jingao, Zhang President, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) H U
2005 Subramaniam, Shivan S. Chairman, CEO, FM Global S,H G
2006 Broder, David National Political Correspondent, The Washington Post S,H U
2006 Oxley, Michael G. U.S. Representative, Ohio 1981-2007 H U
2006 Snead, Cheryl Watkins President, CEO, Banneker Industries, Inc. H U
2006 Vecchione, George A. President, CEO, Lifespan S,H G
2007 O'Brien, Soledad Anchor, Special Correspondent, CNN S,H U
2007 Reinemund, Steven S. Chairman of the Board, PepsiCo. 2001-2006 H U
2007 Sharer, Kevin CEO, Amgen, Inc. H U
2007 Torres, Ernest C. Judge, U.S. District Court in Rhode Island 1987 -  S,H G
2007 Tanury, Thomas A. Chairman, Tanury Industries H G
2008 Bush, George H.W. President, United States, 1989-1993 S,H U
2008 Jianchuan, Fan President, Jianchuan Group H U
2008 Spillett, Roxanne President, CEO, Boys & Girls Club of America 1996 - H U
2008 Warren, John C. Chairman, CEO, Washington Trust and Washington Trust Bancorp., Inc. S,H G
2009 Lucchino, Lawrence President, CEO, Boston Red Sox S,H U
2009 Chace, Malcolm G. III Chairman, BankRI H U
2009 Simpson, Gretchen Dow Owner, Operator, Gretchen Dow Simpson Studio H U
2009 Churchville, Lisa President and General Manager of NBC 10 Providence/New Bedford S,H G
2009 Almonte, Ernest A. Auditor General for the State of Rhode Island H G
2010 Reed, Jack U.S. Senator from Rhode Island S,H U
2010 Oblinger, Diana President and CEO of Educause H U
2010 Siegel, Robert Architect, Bello Center & Interfaith Center H U
2010 Gwathmey, Charles Architect, Bello Center & Interfaith Center H U
2010 Ironclad Tupper the First Bryant University Mascot H U
2010 Vernerey, Laurent President & CEO, APC by Schneider Electric S,H G
2011 Akerson, Daniel Chairman & CEO of General Motors S,H U
2011 Alemany, Ellen Chairman & CEO of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. H U
2011 Gutterman, Leslie Rabbi, Temple Beth-El H U
2011 Zamperini, Louis World War II veteran & POW survivor H U
2011 Mandle, Roger Executive Director, Qatar Museums Authority; President, Rhode Island School of Design S,H G
2012 Jeffrey Sachs Economist; Author; Director, Earth Institute; Professor of Sustainable Development, Health Policy, and Management at Columbia University S,H U
2012 Claudio Del Vecchio Chairman and CEO of Brooks Brothers Group, Inc.; Executive Director of Luxottica Group H U
2012 Nina Zolt Co-founder and chief learning officer at ePals Inc.; H U
2012 Cheryl Merchant CEO of Hope Global S,H G
2012 Gina Raimondo General Treasurer of Rhode Island H G
2013 Jon Meacham Historian, Author, Editor, Executive Vice President and Executive Editor at Random House Publishing S,H U
2013 Catherine Bertini Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Program H U
2013 Navyn Salem Founder and Executive Director of Edesia H U
2013 Joseph MarcAurele Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, The WashingtonTrust Company S,H G
2014 Richard W. Fisher President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas S,H U
2014 Joyce M. Roche CEO, Girls Inc. H U
2014 Scott C. Donnelly Chairman and CEO, Textron, Inc. H U
2014 Robert A. DiMuccio Chairman, President and CEO, Amica Mutual Insurance Company S,H G
2015 David Maraniss Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author S,H U
2015 Michael E. Fisher '67 Managing Director, Barclays Global Investors H U
2015 Helena B. Foulkes Executive Vice President, CVS Health; President, CVS/pharmacy H U
2015 Neil D. Steinberg President and CEO, Rhodie Island Foundation S,H G
2016 Clayton M. Christensen Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School   S,H  U
2016 Taoguang Wang Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Beijing Institute of Technology Zhuhai H U
2016 Maureen McKenna Goldberg Rhode Island Supreme Court Justice H U
2016 J. L. “Lynn” Singleton President and CEO, Providence Performing Arts S,H G
2017 Nitin S. Damle MD, MS, MACP Past President, American College of Physicians (ACP) S,H PA
2017 Gary E. Furtado '78, '85 MBA CEO, Navigant Credit Union S,H G
2017 Jeffrey R. Immelt Chairman of the Board and CEO , GE S,H U
2017 Shobana Kamineni Executive Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited H U
2017 Kati C. Machtley Bryant Women's Summit Co-founder and Director H U