Colorado College 2013 Commencement speaker is Marian Wright Edelman. In addition to being the recipient of a Colorado College honorary degree in 1999, Edelman completed her undergraduate degree at Spelman College and went on to graduate from Yale Law School in 1963. Originally from Bennettsville, S.C., Edelman began practicing law in 1964 when she became the first African-American woman to be admitted to the Mississippi Bar. Before moving to Washington, D.C., in 1968 to serve as counsel for the Poor People's Campaign that Martin Luther King, Jr. began organizing before his death, Edelman directed the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund office in Jackson, Miss.
Program of Colorado College Class of 1998 Commencement ceremony, May 18, 1998, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado. CC President Kathryn Mohrman, presiding. Commencement speaker, Adam Werbach, former president of the Sierra Club, "Act Now, Apologize Later."
Program of Colorado College Class of 2005 Commencement ceremony, May 23, 2005, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado. CC President Richard F. Celeste presiding. Commencement speaker, Neal Baer, M.D., L.L.D., and CC Class of 1978, "Tell Me a Story."
Programs for two 1917 Commencement ceremonies: Special Commencement Exercises for Senior Men Withdrawing for Military Service Colorado College, May 8, 1917; and the Colorado College Class of 1917 Commencement ceremony, June 13, 1917, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Program of Colorado College Class of 1997 Commencement ceremony, May 19, 1997, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado. CC President Kathryn Mohrman, presiding. Commencement speaker, Garry Trudeau, Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated cartoonist, "The Impertinent Question."