Commencement Speakers and Honorary Degree Recipients, 1980 - 1999

Agee, William M.

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Bendix Corporation 1977-1983

1980

Armbrust, Howard H.

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Armbrust Chain Company

1980

Gelineau, Louis E.

Roman Catholic Bishop, Diocese of Providence 1971-1998

1980

Murray, Pauli

Lawyer, Educator, Author, Minister

1980

Rumsfield, Donald

President & Chief Executive Officer, G.D. Searle and Company 1977-1985

1980

Sisco, Jean Head

Partner, Sisco Associates

1980

Sullivan, William H.

President, New England Patriots

1980

Sundlun, Bruce G.

President and Chief Executive Officer, Outlet Company

1980

Pettine, Raymond J.

Chief Judge, United States District Court 1966-1982

1981

Quinn, Jane Bryant

Editor, Columnist, Commentator

1981

St. Germain, Fernand J.

Congressman, First District, State of Rhode Island 1961-1988

1981

Christiansen, Carl W.

Founder, Christiansen and Company

1982

Jackson, Maynard H.

Mayor, Atlanta Georgia 1974-1982, 1990-1994

1982

Kiplinger, Austin H.

President, The Kiplinger Washington Letters

1982

Wang, An

Chairman & President, Wang Laboratories

1982

Ylvisaker, Paul N.

Dean of the Graduate School of Education, Harvard University

1982

Young, Robin

News Correspondent, National Broadcasting Company

1982

Alibrandi, Joseph F.

President and Chief Executive Officer, Whittaker Corporation

1983

Duggan, Arthur L.

President, Inn America Corporation

1983

Filer, John H.

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Aetna Life & Casualty Company

1983

Graves, Earl G.

Publisher & Editor, Black Enterprise

1983

O'Toole, Bernard J.

President & Treasurer, Standard Transportation Company

1983

Volcker, Paul A.

Chairman, Federal Reserve System, United States of America 1979-1987

1983

Blount, Luther H.

President, Blount Marine Corporation

1984

Bowsher, Charles A.

Controller General, United States of America 1981-1996

1984

Casey, William J.

Director, Central Intelligence, United States of America 1981-1987

1984

Coulson, Robert

President, American Arbitration Association

1984

Nicholas, Colombe M.

President, Christian Dior, New York

1984

Ashe, Arthur R. Jr.

Captain, United States Davis Cup Team and Wimbledon Tennis Champion

1985

Greenberg, Maurice R.

President & Chief Executive Officer, American International Group 1967-2005

1985

Hassenfeld, Alan G.

President, Hasbro-Bradley, Inc.

1985

Hassenfeld, Stephen D.

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Hasbro-Bradley, Inc. 1980-1989

1985

Katz, Lillian M.

Founder & President, Lillian Vernon Corporation

1985

Reals, Gail M.

Chief of Staff, Marine Corps Development and Education Command, United States

1985

Schneider, Claudine C.

Congresswoman, Second District, State of Rhode Island 1981-1991

1985

Stone, W. Clement

Chairman of the Board, Combined International Corporation

1985

Janikies, Nicholas W.

President, Jan. Co., Inc., Owner, 55 Burger King Restaurants

1986

Kanter, Rosabeth Moss

Chairman of the Board, Goodmeasure, Inc.

1986

Pastore, John O.

1985 Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Associate Professor, Tufts University

1986

Procter, Barbera G.

Entrepreneur

1986

Spring, Sherwood C. “Woody”

NASA Astronaut

1986

Arpin, Paul

Owner & President, Paul Arpin Van Lines

1987

Baldrige, Letitia

Owner, Letitia Baldrige Enterprises

1987

Bennett, Robert

Co-Founder, Chairman, & Chief Executive Officer, New World Broadcasting

1987

DiPrete, Edward

Rhode Island Governor, 1985–1991

1987

Moritz, Charles

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Dun & Bradstreet

1987

Papitto, Ralph

Founder & Chairman, Nortek, Inc.

1987

Quinn, John

Editor, USA Today

1987

Sullivan, Leon

Reverend

1987

Bailey, William Oliver

Vice Chairman, AETNA Life & Casualty

1988

Franklin, John Hope

Professor Emeritus of History, Duke University 1985-

1988

Greenspan, Alan

Chairman, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System 1987-2006

1988

Parkos, Gregory T.

President, Spaulding Company

1988

Sarkisian, Norman

Owner, President, The Beacon Group

1988

Solow, Robert M.

1978 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science

1988

Tillinghast, Walter C.

President, Whittaker Corporation

1988

Chairman, CEO, Town & Country Corporation

Carey, C. William

1989

Kiam, Victor K., II

CEO. President, Remington Products Incorporated

1989

Krupp, Douglas S.

Co-Chairman, Krupp Companies

1989

Murray, J. Terrance

Chairman, President, CEO, Fleet/Norstar Financial Group, Inc.

1989

Smith, Anne Mollegen

Group Editorial Director, Working Woman/McCall's Group

1989

Goddard, Robert H. I.

Senior Partner, Brown & Ives, Business Leader, Humanitarian

1990

Lord, Bette Bao

Author

1990

Lord, Winston

U.S. Ambassador to China, 1985-1989

1990

Menard, Stanley C.

President, Menard Enterprises

1990

Monteiro, M.J.

Executive Vice President, 3M's International Operations

1990

O'Hara, William

President, Bryant University 1976-1989

1990

Walter Mondale

U.S. Vice President, 1977-1981

1990

Wharton, Clifton R.

CEO, Teachers Insurance Annuity Association and College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA-CREF)

1990

Bok, Joan Toland

Chair, New England Electric System

1991

Cisneros, Henry G.

Mayor, San Antonio, Texas 1981-1989

1991

Darman, Richard

Director, Office of Management and Budget 1989-1993

1991

Ericson, Karl F.

Partner, KPMG Peat Marwick

1991

Ijiri, Yuji

Author, Member of Accounting Hall of Fame

1991

Mondor, Bernard G.

Owner, Pawtucket Red Sox

1991

Oster, Richard Michael

Group Managing Director, Cookson Group, plc.

1991

Cornelius, Charles B.

Chair, Bryant Board of Trustees

1992

Cornelius, Charles B.

Chair, Bryant Board of Trustees

1992

Craig, George C.

Dean of Admissions, Bryant

1992

Craig, George C.

Dean of Admissions, Bryant

1992

Delmonico, Frank '62

Vice President for Business Affairs, Bryant

1992

Delmonico, Frank '62

Vice President for Business Affairs, Bryant

1992

Dolan, Beverly F.

Chair, President, CEO, Textron, Inc.

1992

Dolan, Beverly F.

Chair, President, CEO, Textron, Inc.

1992

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.

Professor, Harvard University 1991-

1992

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.

Professor, Harvard University 1991-

1992

Gulski, Nelson '26

Dean and Acting President, Bryant

1992

Gulski, Nelson '26

Dean and Acting President, Bryant

1992

Hagan, Joseph

Vice President for Public Affairs, Bryant

1992

Hagan, Joseph

Vice President for Public Affairs, Bryant

1992

Hillier, J. Robert

Bryant Smithfield Campus Architect; Bryant Trustee

1992

Hillier, J. Robert

Bryant Smithfield Campus Architect; Bryant Trustee

1992

Hindel, Edward F.

Attorney, Edwards & Angell; Bryant Trustee

1992

Hindel, Edward F.

Attorney, Edwards & Angell; Bryant Trustee

1992

Hochberg, Gertrude Meth

Director of Public Relations, Bryant

1992

Jacobs, E. Gardner '21

Bryant Trustee and Chancellor

1992

Jarvis, Clarence H.

President, Jarvis Knitting and Conrad-Jarvis Corporation

1992

Jarvis, Clarence H.

President, Jarvis Knitting and Conrad-Jarvis Corporation

1992

Libutti, L. Albert

Construction Foreman, Unistructure

1992

Manion, Thomas

Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Bryant

1992

Mercer, Lionel

Building Committee Chair, Bryant

1992

Mosbacher, Georgette

CEO, La Prairie Inc. 1987-1991

1992

Mosbacher, Robert A., Sr.

Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce 1989-1992

1992

Smith, Walter

Physical Plant Director, Bryant

1992

Tierney, Cornelius E.

General Partner, National Director, Ernst & Young

1992

Tupper, Earl

Founder of Tupperware, donated Smithfield campus

1992

Dupont, Mary Louise

Partner-in-Charge, Human Resources, KMPG Peat Marwick

1993

Goldstein, Stanley P.

Associate Justice, Rhode Island Supreme Court

1993

Graboys, George

Former Chairman & CEO, Citizens Financial Group, Inc.

1993

Gray, William H. III

CEO, United Negro College Fund 1991-2004

1993

Thurow, Lester C.

Dean, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management 1987-1993

1993

Alpert, Warren

Founder, Warren Equities, Inc., Warren Alpert Foundation

1994

Cosby, William H., Jr.

Actor, Comedian

1994

Hamblett, Stephen

Chairman of the Board, Publisher, CEO, Providence Journal Company

1994

Kolton, Paul

Former Chairman, American Stock Exchange

1994

Lemieux, Joseph H.

Chairman of the Board, CEO, Owens-Illinois, Inc.

1994

Pfeiffer, Jane Cahill

Chairman of the Board, National Broadcasting Company (NBC)

1994

Snowden, Guy B.

Chairman, CEO, GTECH Corporation

1994

Berard, Gerlad J.

Volunteer, Winner of Presidential Action Award

1995

Chappell, Katherine Cheney

Co-Founder, Vice President, Tom's of Maine

1995

Chappell, Thomas M.

Co-Founder, President, Tom's of Maine

1995

Chu, Michael

President, CEO, ACCION International

1995

Fish, Lawrence K.

Chairman, President, CEO, Citizen's Financial Group, Inc.

1995

Parks, Rosa Louise

Civil Rights Leader

1995

White, John Hazen Sr.

Chairman, CEO, Taco, Inc.

1995

Bello, George E.

Executive Vice President, Controller, Reliance Group Holdings

1996

Holland, Robert, Jr.

President, CEO, Ben & Jerry's Homemade, Inc.

1996

Lohrum, Fred C.

Chairman, President, CEO, Rhode Island Hospital Trust National Bank

1996

Selya, Bruce M.

U.S. District Court Judge, Court of Appeals in Providence, R.I. 1982-2000

1996

Syms, Marcy

President, COO, Syms Corp.

1996

Yetter, Wayne P.

President, CEO, Astra Merck Inc.

1996

Kraft, Robert K.

Owner, CEO New England Patriots

1997

Lau, Joanna T.

President, Lau Technologies

1997

Meirelles, Henrique de Campos

President, CEO, BankBoston

1997

Papitto, Barbara A.

Bryant Board of Trustees, 1987-1996

1997

Scharz-Schilling, Christian

Minister of Post and Telecommunications, Germany

1997

Clanton, Jae

Executive Director, Urban League of Rhode Island

1998

Gaebe, Morris J.W.

Chancellor, Chairman of the Board, Johnson & Wales University

1998

McCabe, Robert L.

Chairman of Retail Subsidies, New England Electric System

1998

Stempel, Ernest E.

Director, American International Group, Inc.

1998

Taylor, Thomas A.

President, CEO, Amica Mutual Insurance Co.

1998

Benson, James

Chairman, President, CEO, New England Financial

1999

Budd, Wayne A.

Group President, New England-Bell Atlantic 1996-2000

1999

Congdon, George F., II

Executive Vice-President, Trustee, Liberty Property Trust

1999

Gadiesh, Orit

Chairman, CEO, Bain & Company, Boston 1993-

1999

Wolfe, John E.

President, CEO, Metrisa, Inc.

1999