Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall to speak at Commencement
The 106th Simmons Commencement speakers have been announced! The theme this year is "Celebrating Boston & Massachusetts," and these women could not be more prepared to speak to our coming graduates about their future life's work. Commencement will be held on Friday, May 20 at the Bank of America Pavilion in Boston's Seaport District.
During the undergraduate ceremony starting at 10 a.m., recently retired Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall will speak to graduating seniors about being the first woman to have served as the Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. In a time when there are still many firsts for women, who better than Chief Justice Marshall to inspire our graduates to pursue their dreams. Maybe the first woman president of the U.S. is among our Class of 2011? (Hey, you never know!)
The ceremony for Master's and Doctoral students will begin at 2 p.m. and will feature superintendent of Boston Public Schools Dr. Carol R. Johnson. Since 2007, Dr. Johnson has been focused on closing the achievement gap in the Boston school system and preparing students for college and careers.
For more information about Commencement 2011, visit the website and read the press release. Don't forget, too, we will be live streaming and live tweeting the ceremony @SimmonsCollege. We will also be filming commencement and giving students the opportunity to reminisce about their college experiences.