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Students celebrate with family and friends after leaving the 2014 Colgate Commencement ceremonies in the Sanford Field House.

May 17, 2015

Keynote address delivered by Eddie S. Glaude Jr., the William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African American studies and the chair of the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University

2015 ARCHIVE

May 19, 2013

Keynote address delivered by Duncan L. Niederauer ’81, chief executive officer of NYSE Euronext

2013 ARCHIVE

May 15, 2011

Keynote address delivered by Howard Fineman '70, renowned political reporter, editor, author, and commentator

2011 ARCHIVE

May 17, 2009

Keynote address by Geoffrey Canada, CEO of the Harlem Children's Zone

2009 ARCHIVE

May 20, 2007

Keynote address by Bob ’83 and Lee McConaughy Woodruff ’82

2007 ARCHIVE

May 18, 2014

Keynote address delivered by Gloria Borger ’74, P’10, chief political analyst for CNN and a member of the first coeducational class to graduate from Colgate


2014 ARCHIVE

May 20, 2012

Keynote address delivered by Mark H. Murphy '77, president and CEO of the Green Bay Packers

2012 ARCHIVE

May 16, 2010

Keynote address by Martha Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago

2010 ARCHIVE

May 18, 2008

Keynote address by Lesley Stahl, veteran journalist on CBS's 60 Minutes

2008 ARCHIVE

May 21, 2006

Keynote address by former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer

2006 ARCHIVE