President Bush and comedian Bill Cosby will headline the list of speakers at area schools' commencement ceremonies during the next three weeks.
President Bush will be the speaker at the U.S. Naval Academy's ceremony in Annapolis May 27. The White House has not announced the subject of the speech, an academy spokesman said.
Mr. Cosby will deliver the commencement address May 19 at the University of Maryland in College Park, speaking on the subject of "Fear." Mr. Cosby's wife, Camille, attended College Park.
Also making speeches will be Chrysler Corp. chief Lee A. Iacocca and Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney (both at the Johns Hopkins University), Time magazine editor Jason McManus (Loyola College), Gen. Colin L. Powell (Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies) and U.S. Labor Secretary Lynn M. Martin (Villa Julie College).
These are some of the area's graduation ceremonies and speakers:
* Bowie State University: Delano Lewis, CEO of C&P; Telephone Co. James Gymnasium Complex, at 9 a.m. May 9.
* College of Notre Dame of Maryland: Kathleen Feeley, retiring president of Notre Dame. LeClerc Auditorium, at 10:30 a.m. May 23.
* Coppin State College: Dr. Levi Watkins, physician. Baltimore Arena, at 3 p.m. May 17.
* Frostburg State University: Catherine R. Gira, Frostburg State president. Physical Education Building, at 1:30 p.m. May 9.
* Goucher College: Barbara Jeanne Fields, history professor, Columbia University. Near Julia Rogers Library, at 10:30 a.m. May 17.
* Johns Hopkins University: Brian Mulroney, prime minister of Canada. Keyser Quadrangle, at 9:30 a.m. May 21.
* Johns Hopkins University: (diploma ceremony) Lee A. Iacocca, Chrysler Corp. chairman. Keyser Quadrangle, at 2:30 p.m. May 21.
* Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies: Gen. Colin L. Powell, chairman of U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff. First Baptist Church, Washington, at 3 p.m. May 21.
* Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine: C. Everett Koop, former U.S. surgeon general. Turner Auditorium, at 3 p.m. May 21.
* Loyola College: Jason McManus, editor-in-chief, Time magazine. Baltimore Arena, at 11 a.m. May 16.
* Morgan State University: Carolynn Reid-Wallace, assistant secretary for post-secondary education, U.S. Department of Education. Hughes Stadium, at 10 a.m. May 17.
* St. John's College: U.S. Sen. Harris Wofford, D-Pa. Campus lawn, at 2 p.m. May 17.
* St. Mary's College: Sharon Pratt Kelly, mayor of Washington, Townhouse Greens, at 10 a.m. May 16
* Salisbury State University: Judith Sturnick, president of Keene State College. Wicomico Youth and Civic Center, at 10 a.m. May 23.
* Towson State University, colleges of liberal arts, natural and mathematical sciences, and fine arts and communications: David Zinman, music director, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Towson Center, at 1 p.m. May 24.
* Towson State University, colleges of education, allied health sciences and physical education, and business and economics: Nancy S. Grasmick, superintendent, Maryland Department of Education. Towson Center, at 6 p.m. May 24.
* U.S. Naval Academy: President George Bush. Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, at 10:30 a.m. May 27.
* University of Baltimore: William C. Baker, director, Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Lyric Theater, at 8 p.m. May 20.
* University of Baltimore Law School: U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski. Lyric Theater, at 2 p.m. May 31.
* University of Maryland at Baltimore: Dr. Louis W. Sullivan, U.S. secretary of health and human services. Baltimore Arena, at 3 p.m. May 22.
* University of Maryland Baltimore County: Henry Cisneros, former mayor of San Antonio. Baltimore Arena, at 2 p.m. May 31.
* University of Maryland at College Park: Bill Cosby, comedian and author. Cole Field House, at 9:30 a.m. May 19.
* University of Maryland at College Park, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences: U.S. Rep. Steny H. Hoyer. D-Md.-5th, Cole Field House, at 12:30 p.m. May 19.
* University of Maryland at College Park, College of Journalism: John S. Carroll, editor, The Baltimore Sun. Tawes Theater, at 2:30 p.m. May 19.
* University of Maryland at College Park, School of Architecture: Hugh Newell Jacobsen, architect. Architecture Auditorium, at 12:30 p.m. May 19.
* University of Maryland Eastern Shore: Carolynn Reid-Wallace, assistant secretary for post-secondary education, U.S. Department of Education. UMES stadium, at 10 a.m. May 24.
* University of Maryland University College: Vladimir Kurilov, rector of Far Eastern State University, Vladivostok, Russia. Cole Field House, at 10 a.m. May 23.
* Villa Julie College: Lynn M. Martin, U.S. secretary of labor. Villa Julie College, at 4 p.m. May 21.
* Washington College: Gloria Borger, assistant managing editor, U.S. News and World Report. Campus Green, at 10:30 a.m. May 17.
* Western Maryland College: Diane Rehm, radio talk-show host (honorary degree recipient to deliver brief remarks). Gill Physical Education Learning Center, at 2 p.m. May 23.