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2011 Commencement Speeches at Knox College

Videos and Transcripts of the Majora Carter and Other Speaker Addresses

Knox College conducted its 166th Commencement exercises on the South Lawn of Old Main. Nationally known eco-entrepreneur Majora Carter and Knox senior Jordan Lanfair addressed the Class of 2011 before President Roger L. Taylor '63 welcomed the graduates to the alumni community. Kate Maehr, chief executive officer of the Greater Chicago Food Depository, and Majora Carter were each awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters.

Commencement Address by Majora Carter

Read: Transcript of Majora Carter's remarks

Senior Class Speaker Address by Jordan Lanfair

Read: Transcript of Jordan Lanfair's remarks

Remarks to the Graduates by Roger Taylor '63

Read: Transcript of Roger Taylor's remarks

Conferring of Honorary Degrees

Read: Transcript of Presentation of Doctor of Humane Letters Laws to Kate Maehr, Presented by Charles F. Smith '84 - Attorney and Partner - Skadden Arps

Read: Transcript of Presentation of Doctor of Humane Letters to Majora Juliette Carter, Presented by John D. Podesta '71 - President and Chief Executive Officer - Center for American Progress

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Printed on Sunday, June 13, 2021