Speakers & Honorary Degree Recipients

Northeastern University's Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipients

Undergraduate Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipient
David Muir
Doctor of Journalism

Honorary Degree Recipients - Undergraduate Ceremony:
Lawrence S. Bacow, pres­i­dent emer­itus of Tufts Uni­ver­sity
Vanessa Kerry, co-​​founder and 
CEO of Seed Global Health
Gabriel Jaramillo, former chairman, pres­i­dent, and 
CEO at San­tander Hold­ings USA

Graduate School Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipient
Wayne Clough
Doctor of Science and Humanities


2014 Undergraduate Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipient
Janet Napoli­tano
Doctor of Public Service

2014 Honorary Degree Recipients - Undergraduate Commencement

LL Cool J
Doctor of Arts

Wade Davis II
Doctor of Public Service

2014 Graduate School Ceremony Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipient

Victor J. Dzau
Doctor of Science

2014 Honorary Degree Recipient - Graduate Ceremony
Donald G. Comb
Doctor of Science


2013 Undergraduate Commencement Speaker

Jim Yong Kim, pres­i­dent of the World Bank 

2013 honorary degree recipients

Nikesh Arora

Bar­bara Lynch

Jack D. Bryant

Mar­garet Wood Hassan

First Respon­ders and Law Enforce­ment Rep­re­sented by Edward F. Davis III