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The 2018 Commencement Address for Undergraduates was delivered on Saturday, May 12, 2018 by Carol Sellman, snjm, ’69, Vice President for Mission Integration, Holy Names University

The 2018 Commencement Address for Master’s degree candidates was delivered on Friday, May 11, 2018 by Rebecca Eisen, Chairperson, Board of Trustees, The California State University

The 2017 Commencement Address for Undergraduates was delivered on Saturday, May 13, 2017 by Bernard Tyson, Chairperson and CEO of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals

The 2017 Commencement Address for Master’s degree candidates was delivered on Friday, May 12, 2017 by George Zimmer, Chairperson, CEO and Founder of Generation Tux and zTailors

The 2016 Commencement Address for Undergraduates was delivered on Saturday, May 14, 2016 by Terrance J. Tumey, Director of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreational Services at Claremont McKenna-Harvey Mudd-Scripps (CMS) Colleges

The 2016 Commencement Address for Master’s degree candidates was delivered on Friday, May 13, 2016 by Simone Campbell, SSS, Executive Director of NETWORK

The 2015 Commencement Address for Undergraduates was delivered on Saturday, May 16, 2015 by Miguel Bustos, ’93, Senior Vice President and Regional Director of Wells Fargo Bank.

The 2015 Commencement Address for Master’s degree candidates was delivered on Friday, May 15, 2015 by Marvin Lopez, Global University Relations Manager at AMD.

The 2014 Commencement Address for Undergraduates was delivered on Saturday, May 17, 2014 by Keith Devlin, PhD, Professor at Stanford University.

The 2014 Commencement Address for Master’s degree candidates was delivered on Friday, May 16, 2014 by Gary D. Yee, EdD, Superintendent of Schools, Oakland Unified School District.

The 2013 Commencement Address was delivered on Saturday, May 18, 2013, by Menbere Aklilu, community philanthropist and business women. As a role model in the East Bay community, Ms. Aklilu gives back by hosting dinners for the young women of the Delta Academy. She also finances tuition for some girls to attend Northern Lights School in Oakland. Two years ago she opened her restaurant to 300 homeless individuals for lunch, and this past year for 6oo homeless individuals.

The 2012 Commencement Address was delivered on Saturday, May 12, 2012, by Gwen Ifill, moderator of Washington Week and moderator, managing editor and senior correspondent for the PBS NewsHour.

The 2011 Commencement Address was delivered by Sr. Helen Prejean, Sister of St. Joseph of Medaille and author of Dead Man Walking.

The 2010 Commencement Address was delivered by Nicole Taylor President and Chief Executive Officer of the East Bay Community Foundation.

The 2009 Commencement Address was delivered by T. Gary Rogers, Chairman of Levi Strauss & Co. J Joan Payden, president and CEO of Payden and Rygel received the President’s Medal and Judith Murphy, former executive director of the Y & H Soda Foundation in Moraga, received the Durocher Award. (deceased)