Previous Commencements

  • 2013 – Speaker Mark Shriver, senior vice president for strategic initiatives and senior advisor to the chief executive officer of Save the Children U.S. Programs
  • 2012 – Speaker Abigail Disney, award-winning filmmaker and philanthropist
  • 2011 – Speaker Mike Berenstain, writer and illustrator of the Berenstain Bears
  • 2010 – Speaker Joseph B. Martin, former dean of the faculty of medicine at Harvard University and EMU alumnus
  • 2009 – Speaker Joyce Bontrager Lehman, microfinance officer of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Financial Services for the Poor” initiative and EMU alumnus
  • 2008 – Speaker Beryl H. Brubaker, EMU provost and professor
  • 2007 – Speaker Lee F. Snyder, president emeritus of Bluffton (Ohio) University
  • 2006 – Speaker Rev. Bob Edgar, general secretary of the National Council of Churches of the U.S.
  • 2005 – Speaker John L. McCullough, executive director and CEO of Church World Service