He also served as the commencement speaker in May 1997.
She also served as the university's commencement speaker that year.
The person giving such a speech is known as a commencement speaker.
In 1970, he was commencement speaker for his graduating class.
The college has had some notable commencement speakers in its history.
Schools are always looking to land a big name (see the complete list of famous 2010 commencement speakers here).
Commencement speakers talk about how you're leaving all that behind to enter the real world.
They choose a theme each year, usually related to the commencement speaker.
He was selected by his graduating class as a commencement speaker.
To be honest with you, I can't remember a word of what our distinguished commencement speaker said.