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Commencement

Commencement Speakers

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1888 Col. James H. Rice
1891 W. F. Stevenson
1896 Rev. W. E. Evans
1897 James McAlister
1898 William A. Barber
1899 D. S. Henderson
1900 J. C. Hemphill
1902 B. R. Tillman
1903 Robert Aldrich
1904 P. H. Mell
1905 M. F. Ansel
1906 Rev. David M. Ramsey
1907 A. J. Montague
1908 Elmer Ellsworth Brown
1909 George Hutcheson Denny
1910 Dr. Henry N. Snyder
1911 Dr. S. H. Steele
1912 Joseph C. Camp
1913 LeGrand G. Walker
1914 C. A. Woods
1915 A. F. Lever
1916 Rev. Len G. Broughton
1917 Robert A. Cooper
1918 William Louis Poteat
1919 P. P. Claxton
1920 J. A. Berry
1921 Robert A. Cooper
1922 R. Goodwin Rhett
1923 Hamilton Holt
1924 Thomas G. McLeod
1925 John G. Tigert
1926 Rev. Newell Dwight Hillis
1927 David A. Robertson
1928 Rabbi Stephen S. Wise
1929 William McDougall
1930 Dr. Charles Moore
1931 William John Cooper
1932 Ibra C. Blackwood
1933 Juila Peterkin
1934 James P. Kinard
1935 Francis P. Gaines
1936 William F. Russell
1937 George F. Zook
1938 Henry W. Holmes
1939 Raymond A. Kent
1940 John Temple Graves
1941 Huger W. Jervey
1942 Frank L. McVey
May 1943 Herman L. Donovan
December 1943 Rev. John A. Redhead
May 1944 Archibald H. Rutledge
August 1944 Henry R. Sims
January 1945 E. L. Fishburne
May 1945 John McSween
August 1945 A. L. M. Wiggins
June 1946 Rev. Robert N. DuBose
August 1946 S. M. Derrick
1947 J. Strom Thurmond
1948 James F. Byrnes
1949 Burnet R. Maybank
1950 John E. Peurifoy
1951 Ellen S. Woodward
1952 James P. Richards
1953 Alben W. Barkley
1954 Louis B. Wright
1955 Francis Orlando Wilcox
1956 Samuel J. Ervin
1957 David Edward Finley
1958 Robert W. Hemphill
1959 Charles S. Davis
1960 Edwin R. Walker
1961 John. L. Plyler
1962 Ernest F. Hollings
1963 Charles S. Davis
1964 Donald S. Russell
January 1965 John S. Eells
May 1965 Robert Cook Edwards
August 1965 Iva B. Gibson
December 1965 Nolan P. Jacobson
May 1966 Horace A. Shepard
August 1966 Harold B. Gilbreth
December 1966 John W. Baker
May 1967 Walter Doublas Smith
August 1967 Ruth Hovermale
December 1967 Jess T. Casey
May 1968 Thomas F. Jones
August 1968 Jack Holt Boger
December 1968 Ray C. Roberts
May 1969 Samuel Reed Spencer
August 1969 Robert P. Lane
December 1969 Ross A. Webb
May 1970 Robert E. McNair
August 1970 Alice Louisa Love
December 1970 William K. Easley
May 1971 Gordon W. Blackwell
August 1971 Helen A. Loftis
December 1971 John Robert Cooper
May 1972 John Carl West
August 1972 Mary T. Bobbitt Littlejohn
December 1972 Mary Elizabeth Massey
May 1973 Ernest Frederick Hollings
August 1973 Charles B. Vail
December 1973 Charles B. Vail
May 1974 John Carl West
August 1974 Charles B. Vail
May 1975 Charles B. Vail
December 1975 Charles B. Vail
May 1976 Charles B. Vail
December 1976 Charles B. Vail
August 1977 Charles B. Vail
December 1977 F. I. Brownley Jr.
May 1978 Charles B. Vail
August 1978 Charles B. Vail
December 1978 Charles B. Vail
May 1979 Charles B. Vail
December 1979 Charles B. Vail
May 1980 Louis B. Wright
December 1980 Charles B. Vail
May 1981 Charles B. Vail
December 1981 Charles B. Vail
May 1982 J. Strom Thurmond
December 1982 Charles A. Bundy
May 1983 Walter D. Smith
December 1983 Diane Sawyer
May 1984 Estelle R. Ramey
December 1984 Larry Pressler
April 1985 Gen. Peter M. Dawkins
December 1985 James A. Joseph
May 1986 Charles F. Bolden Jr.
December 1986 Terry Sanford
May 1987 James E. Elyburn
December 1987 Donald M. Stewart
May 1988 Terrel H. Bell
December 1988 Robert J. Sheheen
May 1989 Marian Wright Elelman
December 1990 Carroll Campbell, Jr.
May 1991 Walter Y. Elisha
December 1991 Juan Williams
May 1992 Dori Sanders
December 1992 Chuck Stone
May 1993 Melor Sturua
December 1993 Rudy Mancke
May 1994 James Appleberry
December 1994 David Musick
May 1995 Bertice Berry
December 1995 James Hoagland
May 1996 Jerome J. Richardson
December 1996 Earle Morris
May 1997 Lieutenant General Paul E. Blackwell Sr.
December 1997 Elizabeth D. Rhea
May 1998 Robert V. Royall, Jr.
December 1998 Philip Lader
May 1999 Cecily Truett
December 1999 James Hodges
May 2000 Terry Peterson
December 2000 Betty Williams
May 2001 Richard W. Riley
December 2001 Aimee Mullins
May 2002 Crandall C. Bowles
December 2002 Georgie Anne Geyer
May 2003 Maria Hinojosa
December 2003 Inez Tenenbaum
May 2004 Elaine Jones
December 2004 Lindsay Graham
May 2005 Joe Riley
December 2005 N/A
May 2006 Ruth Shaw
December 2006 Reggie Lloyd
May 2007 George Kuh
December 2013 Marilyn Smith
May 2014 Cece Stewart