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May 14, 2023Jeffrey S. Weiner, Miami Criminal Defense Attorney
May 15, 2022Jessica Kimbrough '04, Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, United Airlines
May 16, 2021Kwame Y. Raoul, Illinois Attorney General
May 17, 2020Anne M. Burke, Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice
May 19, 2019Michael P. Galvin, President of Galvin Enterprises, Inc.
May 13, 2018Honorable Anna Barbara Hantz Marconi ’92, New Hampshire Supreme Court
May 14, 2017Greg Wyler ’96, OneWeb founder
May 15, 2016Amy Campanelli ’87, Cook County Public Defender
May 17, 2015Jorge Ramirez ’97, Chicago Federation of Labor, President
May 18, 2014Kwame Raoul ’93, Illinois State Senator
May 19, 2013Scott Turow, Attorney and Author
May 13, 2012Her Royal Highness (HRH) Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol of Thailand, and Laurel Bellows, president-elect of the American Bar Association
May 15, 2011Anita Alvarez ’86, Cook County State's Attorney
May 16, 2010Craig Donohue, LL.M. ’89, CEO of the CME Group, delivered the alumni keynote and U.S. Senator Richard J. Durbin provided the commencement address.
May 17, 2009William E. Kovacic, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
May 18, 2008The Honorable Lisa Madigan, Illinois Attorney General
May 20, 2007Honorable Anne M. Burke ’83, Illinois Supreme Court Justice
May 21, 2006Bill Kurtis, journalist
May 22, 2005Thomas A. Demetrio ’73, attorney, Corboy & Demetrio
May 23, 2004Honorable Diane P. Wood, judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
May 25, 2003Barack Obama, Illinois State Senator and 44th United States President