May 10th, 2010
01:33 PM ET

The stars come out for commencement

Commencement season is a time of reflection, looking to the future, and in some cases, trying to snag a pic of a star at the podium.

Every year various celebrities are tapped to speak at school graduations and this year is no different.

Around the country, the class of 2010 has been and will be seeing stars.

The list includes:

– California Governor and former movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

– “30 Rock” co-star Alec Baldwin at New York University in New York City.

– Academy Award winning-actress Meryl Streep at Barnard College in New York City.

– “America’s favorite dad” Bill Cosby at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina.

– Radio and TV talk show host Glenn Beck at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.

– Bob Schieffer, who is moderator of  “Face the Nation,” at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York.

– First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in Pine Bluff, Arkansas and Anacostia High School in Washington, D.C.

– President Barack Obama at Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia, the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Kalamazoo Central High School in Kalamazoo, Michigan, which won the Race to Commencement contest with the grand prize of having the president deliver their address.

soundoff (20 Responses)
  1. Mr. Speed


    I thought Courtney Love was slurring her way thru a speach at Drunken State!!!

    I heard she was wanting to play a gig at the IFeltAThi frat house

    May 11, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  2. SB

    Beck at Liberty University....ha ha ha! Giving another hate speech at a Graduating Klan convocation!

    May 11, 2010 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Bill

    Michael Jackson...Bring'em Young, Class of 2001.

    May 11, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Bryan

    John Grisham UNC

    May 11, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Romell


    She is the First Lady of our country. Further, she is an accomplished person with a Ivy League Degree, that I can guest you don't process. How ignorant of you to speak this way about your country's First Lady.

    May 11, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  6. Joel

    Who gives a fck about Michelle Obama? Seriously.

    May 11, 2010 at 6:42 am | Report abuse |
  7. George Long

    Quincy Jones spoke at Indiana University this year, and it was amazing.

    May 10, 2010 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Renee

    Vice President, Joe Biden will be speaking at University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Policy & Practice on May 17.

    May 10, 2010 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  9. guest

    Katie Couric at Case Western Reserve University

    May 10, 2010 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Thom

    Courtney Love at Vassar.

    May 10, 2010 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  11. PJ

    Nancy Pelosi @ Cornell University

    May 10, 2010 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Cindy

    former President Bill Clinton, West Virginia

    May 10, 2010 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Thom

    Danny Bonaduce at ITT Technical College, May 14th.

    May 10, 2010 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Patrick

    Justice Sonia Sotomayor , Journalist Robin Roberts, Actor Harper Hill and George Lucas at Howard University, Washington, DC

    May 10, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  15. James Mazz

    Bob Schieffer was also at The Citadel, The Military College of SC.

    May 10, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Arglebargle pay tens of thousands of dollars for an education to hear some doofus actor give a commencement speech...

    May 10, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Marguerite Downs

    Michelle Obama ...The George Washington University, Washington D.C. May 16th

    May 10, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  18. EEE

    Michelle Obama is also speaking at the George Washington University commencement next Sunday.

    May 10, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Patricia

    -Daniel Gross, Senior Editor Newsweek at Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Illinois

    May 10, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  20. lauratj

    Positive role models, with positive uplifting messages for our young people. Best Wishes to all graduates

    May 10, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |

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