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2011 College Graduation Speakers

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We've compiled the most comprehensive list of commencement speakers for 2011 across all universities that we could put together. The top keynote speaker at each university and college is listed here. As you can see, the graduation class of 2011 got a fine mix of commencement speakers from celebrities to politicians to writers and broadcasters. Let me know if I missed any famous 2011 commencement speakers. I was surprised by a lot of the colleges famous speakers, especially the fact that they could get Barack Obama and Bill Clinton to speak. You'll notice that some speakers, like Michelle Obama and Elie Wiesel, are going to make their appearance at multiple colleges. In addition, I alphabetized the list for you in order to make finding your favorite celebrity or politician that much easier. Enjoy!
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    Aaron S. Williams UCLA

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    Al Gore is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 2011 College Graduation Speakers

    Al Gore age 67 Hamilton College

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    Alec Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 2011 College Graduation Speakers

    Alec Baldwin 57 New York University

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    Amy Poehler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 2011 College Graduation Speakers

    Amy Poehler 44 Harvard University

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    Arianna Huffington is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 2011 College Graduation Speakers

    Arianna Huffington age 65 Sara Lawrence College

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    40 Carnegie Mellon

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    Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 2011 College Graduation Speakers

    Barack Obama 54 Scheduled to speak at the United States Coast Guard Academy after Miami-Dade College

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    Bill Clinton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 2011 College Graduation Speakers

    Bill Clinton age 69 NYU

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    78 Rochester Institute of Technology

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    age 50 Princeton University

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    57 Northwestern University

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    David Brooks is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 2011 College Graduation Speakers

    David Brooks 54 Rice

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    42 Ithaca College

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    Denzel Washington is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 2011 College Graduation Speakers

    Denzel Washington age 61 University of Pennsylvania

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    age 86 UNC

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    age 87 Washington University in Saint Louis, Lehigh University

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    60 Lafayette College

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    Indra Nooyi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 2011 College Graduation Speakers

    Indra Nooyi 60 Wake Forest University

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    Jane Pauley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 2011 College Graduation Speakers

    Jane Pauley 65 University of Indianapolis

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    Jeffrey Sachs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 2011 College Graduation Speakers

    Jeffrey Sachs age 61 Grinnell College

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    Colby College in Maine

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    Lisa Kudrow is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 2011 College Graduation Speakers

    Lisa Kudrow age 52 Vassar College

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    Marcia Gay Harden is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 2011 College Graduation Speakers

    Marcia Gay Harden 56 University of Texas-Austin

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    age 66 Barnard College

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    age 73 Princeton University, Johns Hopkins University

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    Michelle Obama is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list 2011 College Graduation Speakers

    Michelle Obama age 51 University of Northern Iowa, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and Spelman College

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    45 Salt Lake Community College

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    Nancy Pelosi is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list 2011 College Graduation Speakers

    Nancy Pelosi age 75 Mills College

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    Naomi Wolff is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list 2011 College Graduation Speakers

    Naomi Wolff State University of New York-Oswego

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    47 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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    Rachel Maddow is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list 2011 College Graduation Speakers

    Rachel Maddow age 42 Smith College

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    72 Notre Dame

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    age 46 Barnard College

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    Sol Gittleman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list 2011 College Graduation Speakers

    Sol Gittleman 81 Tufts University

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    age 51 Northwestern University

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    age 59 USC

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    65 Michigan State University

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    age 62 Tulane University

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    age 75 St. Lawrence University, John Carroll University

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    Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list 2011 College Graduation Speakers

    Tom Hanks age 59 Yale University

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    age 84 Rutgers University

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    59 Muhlenberg College, School of Visual Arts

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    73 University of the Pacific

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    Wangari Maathai is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list 2011 College Graduation Speakers

    Wangari Maathai Died at 71 (1940-2011) Vanderbilt

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    48 Marquette University

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    age 46 Western Connecticut State University

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