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Topic:  Who was your commencement speaker?
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The Optimist
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  Message Not Read  Who was your commencement speaker?
   Posted: 9/23/2021 8:27:57 PM 
I figured this would be a fun/interesting thread for OHIO graduates.

The speaker at my commencement (spring 2012) was Nancy Cartwright. She is best known as the voice of Bart Simpson from the Simpsons TV show, but as she demonstrated during her speech she had voiced a number of recognizable cartoon voices over the years. I thought she did a good job. She is an OHIO graduate.

Sidenote: I believe that Wesley Lowery graduated in my class and he ended up being a commencement speaker himself not too many years later.

Who was your commencement speaker?


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  Message Not Read  RE: Who was your commencement speaker?
   Posted: 9/23/2021 9:00:57 PM 
The Optimist wrote:
I figured this would be a fun/interesting thread for OHIO graduates.

The speaker at my commencement (spring 2012) was Nancy Cartwright. She is best known as the voice of Bart Simpson from the Simpsons TV show, but as she demonstrated during her speech she had voiced a number of recognizable cartoon voices over the years. I thought she did a good job. She is an OHIO graduate.

Sidenote: I believe that Wesley Lowery graduated in my class and he ended up being a commencement speaker himself not too many years later.

Who was your commencement speaker?


Class of 2005...no idea who our commencement speaker was. I want to say...some sort of poet?
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SBH
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  Message Not Read  RE: Who was your commencement speaker?
   Posted: 9/23/2021 9:30:03 PM 
Fritz the Night Owl. Oops, that was Bobcatsquared's high school graduation speaker.
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OhioCatFan
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  Message Not Read  RE: Who was your commencement speaker?
   Posted: 9/23/2021 9:55:18 PM 
Neither my wife or I can remember who our graduation speaker was in 1968. But, I do remember who my high school graduation speaker was -- author Jesse Stuart.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_Stuart


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Kinggeorge4
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  Message Not Read  RE: Who was your commencement speaker?
   Posted: 9/24/2021 9:49:38 AM 
1990, think it was a member of the Board of Trustees. Fell asleep as the speech was riveting.


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shabamon
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  Message Not Read  RE: Who was your commencement speaker?
   Posted: 9/24/2021 10:41:50 AM 
2008 Peter King. He told us he'd personally come to our homes and yell at us if we didn't vote in the upcoming election.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Who was your commencement speaker?
   Posted: 9/24/2021 11:10:10 AM 
I was on stage for that one. I had lunch with him and criticized him for not mentioning where he went to school more. President McDavis cringed when I brought it up.


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MedinaCat
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  Message Not Read  RE: Who was your commencement speaker?
   Posted: 9/24/2021 1:31:28 PM 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcolm_Forbes
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ts1227
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  Message Not Read  RE: Who was your commencement speaker?
   Posted: 9/25/2021 1:50:38 PM 
shabamon wrote:
2008 Peter King. He told us he'd personally come to our homes and yell at us if we didn't vote in the upcoming election.


Same here. He posted it on SI shortly afterward and I have had it bookmarked since then. Surprisingly the stooges running whatever is left of SI now havenít purged it yet.

https://www.si.com/more-sports/2008/06/16/commencement
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  Message Not Read  RE: Who was your commencement speaker?
   Posted: 10/7/2021 12:14:33 AM 
Malcolm Forbes 1981
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  Message Not Read  RE: Who was your commencement speaker?
   Posted: 10/7/2021 10:26:23 AM 
Jacqueline Wexler - President Hunter College
I fell asleep. It was typical mid-70s Ohio low self esteem to invite another school's president.
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