Commencement Speakers

1961 - current

 The text of some Commencement speeches may be available in the CSB Archives.

Year Number Guest Speakers Student Speakers     B.A./B.S. Degrees*    
2014  99th Michele Norris Erin Wissler 495
2013  98th Denise DeVaan Alivia Tison 514
2012  97th Anne Thompson Allison Horton 458
2011  96th Laura McGrane Emily Bina 483
2010   95th Elizabeth Alexander Ashley Ver Burg 494
2009   94rd Belinda Jensen Andrea Carrow 493
2008   93rd Ahna Skop Natalia Calderon 434
2007   92nd Ephrem Hollermann, O.S.B. Carliene Quist 469
2006   91st MaryAnn Baenninger Emily Johnston 464
2005   90th Judge Helen Meyer Katherine Silua 505
2004   89th Krista Tippett Elena Jelsing 464
2003   88th Kathleen Hall Jaimeson, Ph. D. Karolanne Hoffman 477
2002   87th Sharon Reives Sarah Gottfried 487
2001   86th Helen Thomas Sara Willi 473
2000   85th Marsha Johnson Evans Sara K Olson 465
1999   84th Bishop John E. Kinney Sally Koering 425
1998   83rd Angeline Dufner, Ph.D. (December 1997) & Joan Anderson Growe (May 1998) Alissa Haller (December 1997) & Stacey Hey (May 1998) 470
1997   82nd Lynn M. Newman (December 1996) & Susan Mondale (May 1997) Lisa Ann Johnson (December 1996) & Rebecca Peters (May 1997) 461
1996   80th &  81st Aretha Pigferd, Ph.D. (December 1995) & Patricia McGuire Ph.D. (May 1996) Stacy Therese Stubbs (December 1995) & Katie Krolczyk (May 1996) 384
1995   79th Joan Reibel (December 1994) & Dame Ivy Dumont (May 1995) Arnette Stuart (December 1994) & Elizabeth Morris (May 1995) 371
1994   78th Susan Mondale (December 1993) & Mary Barden Keegan (May 1994) Shannon Campbell (May 1994) 385
1993   77th Vivian Jenkins (December 1992) & Patricia Hampl (May 1993) Katie Deignan (May 1993) 427
1992   76th Keva Nethel, Ph.D. (December 1991) & Aliki Coudroglou (May 1992) Margaret Winter (May 1992) 417
1991   75th Janet Serie, Ph.D. (December 1990) & Larraine Matusak Ph. D. (May 1991) Amy Kramer (May 1991) 461
1990   74th Diane Lam (May 1990) Nikkie Denne (May 1990) 417 A.A.
Degrees*
Total
1989   73rd Telzena Cookley (December 1988) & Denise DeVann (May 1989) Carla Noack (May 1989) 416 2 418
1988   72nd Robert L. Spaeth Patty Rys 410 3 413
1987   71st S. Mary Anthony Wagner, Ph.D. Mary Kay Pasquesi 420 1 421
1986   70th S. Emmanuel Renner, Ph.D. Amy Kuebelbeck 356 3 359
1985   69th Dr. Rosemary Radar Monica Lousie Sinner 375 9 384
1984   68th Judge Diane Murphy Melanie Witte 315 6 321
1983   67th Congresswoman Lindy Boggs Linda Walczynski 329 7 336
1982   66th Mariam Hof Mary Houghnon 364 7 371
1981   65th Elizabeth Tidball, Ph.D. Lucy Barrett 324 13 337
1980   64th S. Elizabeth Morancy, R.S.M. Laura S Szalacha 316 14 330
1979   63rd Larraine Matusak, Ph.D. Mary C. Krettek 323 30 353
1978   62nd Maggie Kuhn Patricia Skahan 274 22 296
1977   61st Harvey Stegemoeller, D.D. Edith Martin 284 20 304
1976   60th Robert T. Smith Clare Rossini 229 20 249
1975   59th Stanley J. Idzerda Denise DeVaan 260 18 278
1974   58th S. Mary Mark Donovan Mary Beth Hoey 209 40 249
1973   57th S. Carol Berg Karen Wilson and Ann Sokolowski 145 16 161
1972   56th Miriam Hof Ann Bullock 133 4 137
1971   55th Joseph Farry &
S. Colman O'Connell
Nancy Carpenter &
Jane Byron
113
1970   54th Reverend Patrick Kelly &
Ronald Lane
Maureen Curran &
Linda Ginther
153
1969   53rd Sidney Collahan 152
1968   52nd Daniel Durken O.S.B. &
The Most Reverend James P. Shannon
122
1967   51st Mary Red Newland 96
1966   50th Rev. Robert Scgyzenberg &
John Edward Carroll
126
1965   49th Matthew Ahmann   110  
1964   48th Rev. Paul Halloran    101  
1963   47th Rev. Charles F. Donovan    66  
1962   46th Rev. Raymond Roseliep   97  
1961   45th Rev. John O’Sullivan 67

 

Most of this information is taken from the Commencement Program from each year, AC 05.26.

*Statistics source: Registrar's Annual Report.