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2014 Commencement

Wednesday, Apr. 2, 2014
2014 Commencement Speakers and Honorary Degree Recipients

This year, soccer star and girls' health advocate Brandi Chastain '91 will be the commencement speaker at the 2014 Undergraduate Commencement Exercises on June 14.  The selection of Brandi to give the commencement address honors the 50th anniversary of women's athletics at Santa Clara, which the University celebrates this year. She epitomizes the world-class leadership and fortitude that every Bronco is capable of achieving. Brandi is a dedicated and disciplined athlete who is also committed to strengthening communities by advocating for and empowering young girls. At Commencement, she will also receive an Honorary Doctorate of Public Service. Other honorary degree recipients will be Trustee Emeritus Rupert Johnson and his wife, Maryellie, Rev. Howard A. Lincoln, and the Kino Border Initiative, represented by Executive Director Rev. Sean Carroll, S.J.

At the Graduate Commencement on June 13, Fred Ferrer ‘80, CEO of the Health Trust, will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Public Service. On May 24, Rev. Jon Sobrino, S.J. will give the commencement address and Rev. Joseph Chinnici, OFM will receive an honorary degree at the JST commencement in Berkeley . Also on May 24, the Law School will hold its commencement exercises and honor human rights attorney Almudena Bernabeu as the commencement speaker and honorary degree recipient.

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