Commencement Speakers

Susan Wornick
School of Graduate Studies Commencement
Thursday, May 14, 4 pm—Rockett Arena

Speaker: Susan Wornick, News Anchor, Consumer Activist and Community Advocate

Legendary Boston newscaster Susan Wornick is the recipient of numerous awards for both her groundbreaking investigative journalism and her fierce advocacy on behalf of consumers. Additionally, she is a tireless volunteer and fundraiser for local and international nonprofit organizations.


Maura Healey
College of Arts and Sciences and School of Education Commencement 
Saturday, May 16, 3 pm—Rockett Arena

Speaker: Maura Healey, Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Prior to winning election in November 2014 as Massachusetts attorney general, Maura Healey spent years fighting for justice and equal rights as both a civil rights attorney and prosecutor. During her seven years in the attorney general’s office prior to her election to the her current position, she served first as chief of the civil rights division and later directed the Public Protection & Advocacy Bureau and the Business & Labor Bureau.

David Ferriero
College of Health and Human Services and Bertolon School of Business Commencement 
Saturday, May 16, 10 am—Rockett Arena

Speaker: David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States

David S. Ferriero was confirmed as 10th Archivist of the United States on November 6, 2009. In the intervening years he has committed the National Archives and Records Administration to the principles of open government—transparency, participation and collaboration.

Under his leadership, the agency has embraced a number of social media tools—Facebook, Twitter, blogs, YouTube, Tumblr, and others—to reach a wider and broader audience. Mr. Ferriero has also celebrated the contributions of “citizen archivists” and encourages public participation in identifying historical Federal records and sharing knowledge about them.