Georgetown University has just announced who its nine commencement speakers will be at this year’s graduation ceremonies. Here’s the full list:
- Dikembe Mutombo, the NBA legend and ’91 Georgetown alum, will speak at the Georgetown College’s ceremony. “Mutombo … played 18 seasons in the NBA and has long made it a priority to improve the health, education and quality of life for the people his native Congo. In 1997, he founded the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation, dedicated to improving the health, education and quality of life for people in the Republic.”
- President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of the Republic of Liberia will be the speaker for School of Foreign Service Students. “Upon her election in 2005 she became Africa’s first female president …. Sirleaf is now entrusted with the challenging task of rebuilding a post-conflict nation. She continues to work toward reviving national hope and restoring Liberia’s international reputation and credibility.”
- Shelia C. Johnson, the CEO of Salamander Hospitality and co-founder of Black Entertainment Television, will speak before graduating McDonough School of Business students. Johnson also has ownership in the WNBA’s Washington Mystics, the NBA’s Washington Wizards and the NHL’s Washington Capitals.
- Dr. David Molyneux will speak before the School of Nursing and Health Studies. “Molyneux is renowned throughout the world for his steadfast service in championing the vulnerable, curing the afflicted and leading the fight against neglected tropical diseases …. [He] gained firsthand experience at the Nigerian Institute of Trypanosomiasis Research in the early 1970s, at a time when little attention was focused on the diseases that persist among the poorest and most vulnerable.”
Check out speakers for ROTC and Georgetown’s other schools after the jump!