Commencement Speakers and Honorary Degree Recipients

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Bauer, Margaret Hopkins

Dean of Portia Law School and Calvin Coolidge College

1960

Browning, Harold William

Vice President, University of Rhode Island 1942-1962

1960

Butzel, Leo Martin

Attorney-at-Law, Detroit, Michigan

1960

Derthick, Lawrence G.

U.S. Commissioner of Education 1956-1961

1960

Gerry, Louis Cardell

President, Rhode Island Hospital

1960

Gilman, Hector A.

Vice President, Industrial National Bank

1961

Horn, Francis H.

President, University of Rhode Island 1958-1967

1961

Kilcup, Ernest I.

President, The Davol Rubber Company

1961

Martindell, Jackson

Chairman of the Board, American Institute of Management

1961

Mayo, Edmund Cooper

Chairman of the Board, The Gorham Corporation

1961

Menagh, Louis R.

President, The Prudential Insurance Company of America 1961-1962

1961

Ribicoff, Abraham A.

United States Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare 1961-1962

1961

Gaige, William C.

President, Rhode Island College

1962

Glynn, Grace M.

Director of Adult Education, Rhode Island

1962

Keeney, Barnaby C.

President, Brown University 1955-1966

1962

Mirando, Felix A.

President, Imperial Knife Company

1962

Pell, Claiborne

United States Senator, 1961-1997

1962

Donovan, James Britt

International Attorney-At-Law, Liberator of Cuban Prisoners

1963

Drake, Stanley J.

President, Drake College of Florida

1963

Neilan, Edwin P.

President, Chamber of Commerce of the United States

1963

Peterson, Esther

Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor

1963

Pierrel, Rosemary

Dean of Pembroke College in Brown University 1961-1971

1963

Sorrentino, Vincent

Chairman of the Board and Treasurer, Uncas Manufacturing Company

1963

Stephenson, Marion

Vice-President, Administration, Radio Network National Broadcasting Company, Inc.

1963

Jones, Donald S.

President, Commercial Credit Corporation

1964

Palmer, Elmwood A.

Executive Vice-President, Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce

1964

Paolino, Thomas J.

Associate Justice, Rhode Island Supreme Court

1964

Sarnoff, Robert W.

Chairman of the Board, National Broadcasting Company

1964

Semenenko, Serge

Vice Chairman, First National Bank of Boston

1964

Brown, Edwin C.

Secretary-Treasurer, Rhode Island AFL-CIO

1965

Keyserling, Leon H.

Consulting Economist and Attorney at Law

1965

Keyserling, Mary Dublin

Director of the Women's Bureau, United States Department of Labor

1965

Mortola, Edward J.

President, Pace College 1960-1984

1965

Post, Charles A.

Chairman of the Board, Citizens Savings Bank

1965

Webster, William

Chairman and Chief Executive, New England Electric System

1965

Whalen, Joseph D.A.

Director of Bostich Company, and Community Leader

1965

Brown, John Nicholas

President, Counting House Corporation

1966

Haas, William Paul

President, Providence College 1965-1971

1966

Sharpe, Mary Elizabeth

Civic Leader Devoted to Community Beautification

1966

Thompson, Rupert C. Jr.

Chairman of the Board, Textron, Inc.

1966

Watkins, John Chester Anderson

President and Publisher, The Providence Journal-Bulletin

1966

Wolgin, Jack L.

Chairman of the Board, Sunasco Incorporated

1966

Yeager, C. Robert

President, L.G. Balfour Company 1960-

1966

Appleby, R. Lucien

Vice President and Treasurer, Bryant College

1967

Arcaro, Harold C.

Providence Attorney and Jurist

1967

Gabetti, Gianluigi

President, Olivetti Underwood Corporation

1967

Gifford, Clarence Hamilton Jr.

President, Rhode Island Hospital Trust Company

1967

Hefner, Ray

President, Brown University 1966-1969

1967

Johnson, Howard W.

President, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1966-1971

1967

Kite, William Lester

Archdeacon, Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island

1967

Knowles, Asa Smallidge

President, Northeast University 1959-1975

1967

Laurelli, Robert C.

President, National Plumbing and Heating Supply Corp.

1967

Levine, Joseph E.

President of Embassy Pictures

1967

Morabito, Ugo

Commercial Minister of the Italian Embassy

1967

Pieri, Louis A.R.

President, Rhode Island Auditorium and the Providence Hockey Club

1967

Strider, Robert E.L.

President, Colby College 1960-1979

1967

Veigel, Ernest William Jr.

Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Rochester Business Institute

1967

Bienecke, Walter Jr.

Director and President, Osceola Operating Corporation

1968

Fishman, William S.

President, Automatic Retailers of America, Inc.

1968

Haupt, Enid A.

Editor-in-Chief, Seventeen Magazine

1968

Hodges, Luther H.

President, Rotary International, Former United States Secretary of Commerce 1961-1965

1968

Hodgson, Percy

President, Parkin Yarn Mill, Inc.

1968

Kelley, George J.

Senior Vice President, Swank, Inc.

1968

Martin, William John

Chairman of the Board, South Shore National Bank

1968

Tupper, Earl S.

Inventor and Industrialist

1968

Wangeman, Frank G.

Senior Vice President, Hilton Hotels Corporation

1968

Jacobs, Eugene Gardner

President Emeritus and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Bryant College

1969

Koontz, Elizabeth Duncan

Director, Women's Bureau, United States Department of Labor

1969

Lee, Henry Joseph

Professor of Accounting, Bryant College

1969

Miller, George William

President and Chief Executive Officer, Textron, Inc

1969

Mitchell, Hamilton Barnes

President, Dun & Bradstreet, Inc.

1969

Nicholson, Paul Coe Jr.

President, Nicholson File Company

1969

Appleby, Lawrence A.

Chairman of the Board, American Management Association

1970

Koffler, Sol

President, American Luggage Works, Inc.

1970

McVinney, Russel J.

Bishop of Providence 1948-1971

1970

O'Malley, Patrick L.

President, Canteen Corporation

1970

Procter, Samuel D.

Professor of Education, Rutgers University

1970

Willard, Dorothy G.

Advisory Partner, Touche Ross & Company

1970

Andlinger, Gerhard Rudolf

Chairman of the Board, Esterline Corporation

1971

Bentley, Helen Delich

Chairman, Federal Maritime Commission 1969-1975

1971

Burke, Fred George

Rhode Island Commissioner of Education 1971-1974

1971

Leviten, Samuel

Chairman of the Board, Big G Food Stores

1971

Mercier, Lionel Henry

Bryant Professor and Dean

1971

Wiley, Alton William

Rhode Island Attorney and Civic Leader

1971

Cohn, Alvin W.

Chairman of the Board, Continental Coffee Company

1972

Cornelius, Charles Boyer

Board of Trustees; Senior V.Pres. of the R.I. Hospital Trust National Bank

1972

Gulski, Nelson Joseph

Dean of the College, Bryant College 1970, 1975-1976

1972

Kreps, Juanita M.

Member, Governing Board, NYSE; Economics Professor, Duke University

1972

Salmanson, Leonard I.

President, Adams Drug Company

1972

Spain, Jayne Baker

Vice Chairman, United States Civil Service Commission 1971-

1972

Williamson, Frederick Clinton

Director, Department of Community Affairs, State of Rhode Island

1972

Berberian, Artacky

President, Manufacturers Supply Company

1973

Franklin, Barbara Hackman

Commissioner, Unites States Consumer Products Safety Commission

1973

Hammond, F. Douglas

Registrar, Bryant College

1973

Manion, Thomas A.

Vice-President of Academic Affairs, Bryant College

1973

Roberts, Thomas H.

Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Rhode Island

1973

Rosen, Samuel

President, School House Candy Corporation

1973

Burgess, John Melville

Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts 1970-1975

1974

Levine, Irving R.

National Broadcasting Company News Correspondent

1974

Markoff, Helene S.

Director, Federal Women's Program, U.S. Civil Service Commission

1974

Tanner, Frederick C.

Chairman of the Board, Federal Products Corporation

1974

Boss, W. Russell

Chairman of the Board, A.T. Cross Company

1975

Craig, George Clifford

Dean of Admissions, Secretary of the Corporation, Bryant College

1975

Joslin, Alfred Hahn

Associate Justice, Rhode Island Supreme Court

1975

McGillicuddy, John Francis

President, Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company

1975

Slater, John Hunter

Founder, Former Chairman, President, Slater Food Service Management

1975

Stasio, Anthony S.

Chief Counsel for Advocacy, United States Small Business Administration

1975

Burns, Arthur Frank

Chairman of the Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System 1970-1978

1976

Forbes, Malcolm S.

President, Forbes Magazine

1976

Gardam, David J. Jr.

Vice President, Industrial Relations for RCA

1976

Heisler, William H.

Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Citizens Bank

1976

McKillop, Lucille

President, Salve Regina College 1973-1994

1976

Grasso, Ella

Governor, State of Connecticut 1975-1980

1977

Haseoates, Demetrios

Chairman of the Board, Cumberland Farms Dairy, Inc.

1977

Peterson, Thomas R.

President, Providence College 1971-1985

1977

Turner, Admiral Stansfield

Director of Central Intelligence, United States of America 1977-1981

1977

Weisberger, Joseph R.

Presiding Justice, Superior Court, Rhode Island 1972-1978

1977

Wielgus, Charles

Senior Vice-President, Dun and Bradstreet Companies, Inc.

1977

Black, F. Robert

Chairman and President, Moran Transportation Company

1978

Garrahy, J.Joseph

Governor, Rhode Island 1977-1985

1978

Glassman, Frederick R

President, Ford Products Company

1978

Morton, Azie T.

Treasurer, Unites States 1977-1981

1978

O'Brien, Lawrence F.

Commissioner, National Basketball Association 1975-1984

1978

Chafee, John H.

United States Senator, Rhode Island 1976-1999

1979

Flanagan, William F.

President Emeritus, Rhode Island Junior College

1979

Hooks, Benjamin L.

Executive Director, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 1977-1992

1979

Kirk, Kenneth L.

Vice-Chairman of the Board, Amtrol, Inc.

1979

Livingston, Martha S.

General Campaign Chairman, United Way of Southeastern New England

1979

Marshall, F. Ray

Secretary of Labor, United States 1977-1981

1979

Wexler, Anne

Assistant to the President of the United States

1979