Convocation Speakers

Year Student Speaker Faculty Speaker
2022 Andrenique Rolle and Durran Thompson Dr. Corrie Grosse, Environmental Studies
2021 Connor Kockler Dr. Ana Conboy, French Studies
2020 Dr. Ken Jones, History [delivered via video due to the pandemic]
2019 Owyn Ferguson and Meghan Stretar [SOT] Dr. Corey Shouse, Hispanic Studies
2018 David Johnson III and Kaitlyn Kruger [SOT] Dr. Sophia Geng, Languages/Cultures and Gender Studies
2017 John P. (Jack) Cummings Dr. Kristin Colberg, Theology
2016 Ramond Mitchell Dr. Scott Richardson, Languages and Cultures
2015 Alex Wald Dr. Benjamin Faber, Psychology [delivered by Dr. Pam Bacon, Psychology]
2014 Tyler Brown Dr. Kate Graham, Chemistry
2013 Andrew Hovel Dr. Karen Erickson, Languages and Cultures
2012   Patrick Stewart-Hester   Dr. Stephen Wagner, Philosophy
2011 Kyle Glynn Dr. J. Scott Johnson, Political Science, “Liberty as Central to the Liberal Arts”
2010 Colman Silbernagel Dr. Bruce Campbell, “Liberal Arts Education and the End of the World as You Know It”
2009 Emmanuel McDonald Dr. Thomas Sibley, Mathematics, “Reasonable Doubt”
2008 Mr. Daly Fr. Mark Thamert, OSB, Modern and Classical Languages, “Wean Yourself”
2007 Joseph Daly Fr. Rene McGraw, OSB, Philosophy and Peace Studies
2006 Kevin May Dr. Rodger Narloch, Psychology
2005 Joshua Robinson Dr. Richard Ice, Communication
2004 Maxwell Smith Dr. Charles Wright, Philosophy, “Freedom, Bondage, and Educated Insight”
2003 Michael Hahn Dr. Michael Livingston, Psychology, “A Few Things I learned in College”
2002 Joshua Fiedler Dr. Nick Hayes, Chair in Critical Thinking, “Starting the Journey From Saint John’s to Ithaca”
2001 Lloyd Grieger Dr. Annette Atkins, History, “Welcome to the Real World”
2000 Lloyd Grieger Dr. Jeffrey Anderson, Peace Studies, “Highway 61 Revisited”
1999 Dr. Thorpe Running, Modern and Classical Languages, “Four Years”
1998 Dr. Bernard Evans, Theology, “Education to Leadership”
1997 Dr. Daniel Finn, Economics and Theology, “Quarks, Tropes, and the Suicide Squeeze”
1996 Dr. Charles Thornbury, English, “A Young Man’s Song”
1995 Jon Hassler, English, Writer in Residence, “The Last Generation of Readers”
1994 Dr. Eugene Garver, Philosophy, “Why We Envy You”
1993 Robert Spaeth, Philosophy and Mathematics
1992 Dr. R. William Franklin, History and Theology