Pennsylvania colleges to host big-name commencement speakers

Pennsylvania colleges have a long history of high-profile commencement address speakers, Yahoo! News reports. The University of Pennsylvania has hosted speakers such as President Gerald Ford, Oscar winner Denzel Washington and U2 front man Bono. Comedian Bill Cosby has delivered commencement speeches at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Mellon University and his alma mater, Temple University. Last year, West Chester University landed Dr. Oz. Here is who is on tape for this year: Education reformer Geoffrey Canada will be the speaker at the University of Pennsylvania’s 256th Commencement on May 14. Canada, who is president and CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone, was featured in Davis Guggenheim’s 2010 documentary “Waiting for Superman…”

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