Speech, speech, speech!
Chico State’s commencement is nearly upon us. And with that comes chatter about speakers—who’s making an appearance where? The president is speaking at what college? Chico State is continuing with its student speaker tradition. Saturday will be Jennifer Tourtillo, a construction management major, and Sunday will feature journalism student and former Orion Editor Ashley Gebb. Who will graduates of other colleges get to hear?
Bryant University George H.W. Bush
Carnegie Mellon Al Gore
Furman University George W. Bush
Gettysburg College Sandra Day O’Connor
Harvard J.K. Rowling
Harvey Mudd College Bill Nye (the science guy)
Indiana University, Bloomington Will Shortz
Knox College Madeleine Albright
Lane College Star Jones
Liberty University Chuck Norris
Mercer College Nancy Grace
North Carolina A&T State Bill Cosby
University of Houston, Victoria Ron Paul
About 11 percent of college students are “legacies,” meaning they’re attending the same institution as one or both parents.