May 18, 2011
PHOTO/VIDEO OPs: Marquette to graduate 2,400 at Commencement May 22
Date: Sunday, May 22, 2011
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Place: Bradley Center
1001 N. 4th St.
MILWAUKEE – Nearly 2,400 students will participate in Marquette University’s Commencement
ceremony Sunday, May 22, at 9:30 a.m. at the Bradley Center, 1001 N. 4th St.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian David McCullough
will be the speaker. He will receive an honorary degree from Marquette, along with three others:
- Will Allen, co-founder and CEO of Growing Power
- Bill Drayton, founder of Ashoka: Innovators for the Public
- Catherine Rick, chief officer in the Office of Nursing Services for the Department of Veteran Affairs
The student address will be given by Brian Harper, of Fond du Lac, Wis., who is graduating from the Diederich College of Communication with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Harper, who minored in philosophy and Spanish, was a columnist for the Marquette Tribune
, the university’s student newspaper, during his senior year. Following graduation, he plans to join the Jesuit Volunteer Corps
The university’s baccalaureate Mass will be held Saturday, May 21, at 4:30 p.m., at the U.S. Cellular Arena, 400 W. Kilbourn Ave.
Media interested in attending Commencement should contact Christopher Stolarski in the Office of Marketing and Communication at (414) 235-6060. Areas for television cameras and a mult-box will be available.