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Commencement Speeches & Webcasts - 2012

2011 Commencement Speeches

University-Wide Commencement
Homewood Field, May 24, 2012
Speaker: Samuel J. Palmisano, chairman of the board of IBM and chair of IBM's Executive Committee, and Johns Hopkins University graduate.  Read his full biography here.
Sam Palmisano's Remarks
President Daniel's Remarks
University-wide Commencement Webcast

Carey Business School
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, May 21, 2012
Speaker: Jeffrey R. Immelt, Chairman and CEO of General Electric and the Chair of President Obama's Council of Jobs and Competitiveness.

Krieger School of Arts and Sciences - Master's Degree Ceremony
Homewood, May 25, 2012
Speaker: Richard Koshalek, Director of the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC

Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, May 24, 2012
Speaker: Roy Haynes, Jazz Percussionist

School of Advanced International Studies
DAR Constitution Hall, May 24, 2012
Speaker: The Honorable Timothy Geithner, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, and a SAIS graduate

School of Education
Homewood Field, May 24, 2012
Speaker: Ben Cardin, United States Senator for Maryland

School of Public Health
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, May 23, 2012
Speaker: Stephen Lewis, Visiting Professor at Ryerson University, and board chair of the Stephen Lewis Foundation

School of Medicine
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, May 24, 2012
Speaker: Sanjay Gupta, M.D., CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Associate Chief of Neurosurgery at Grady Memorial Hospital, and Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Emory University.

School of Nursing
Hippodrome, May 24, 2012
Speaker: Linda Burnes Bolton DrPH, RN, FAAN, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer of Cedars-Sinai Health System and Research Institute.

Whiting School of Engineering - Graduate Ceremony
Homewood Field, May 23, 2012
Speaker: Norman R. Augustine, Retired Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Johns Hopkins University Commencement DVD: The DVD of Johns Hopkins Commencement Ceremony is available to order at Students and parents would also get an opportunity to personalize the DVD with the graduates name and picture. Visit for more information