Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell will be the guest speaker Saturday at High Point University’s commencement exercises.
Saturday marks the beginning of the college graduation season in the Carolinas, with commencement exercises at many schools in the two states, including High Point and Queens University of Charlotte.
ESPN and ABC analyst Jay Bilas is the commencement speaker at Queens.
Here is Saturday’s schedule:
• Anderson University – 10 a.m. Saturday, Alumni Lawn on campus.
• Brevard College – 10 a.m. Saturday, Betty Neale Academic Quadrangle on campus.
• Charleston Southern University – 10 a.m. Saturday, North Charleston Coliseum.
• Columbia College – 10 a.m. Saturday, Township Auditorium, Columbia.
• Francis Marion University – 10 a.m. Saturday, Smith University Center.
• Greensboro College – 10 a.m. Saturday, front campus.
• High Point University – 9 a.m. Saturday, Roberts Hall Lawn. Speaker: Gen. Colin Powell.
• Lander University – 11 a.m. Saturday, Finis Horne Arena on campus.
• Livingstone College – 10 a.m. Saturday, Alumni Memorial Stadium. Speaker: Jocelyn Frye, former police director for Michelle Obama.
• Meredith College – 7 p.m. Saturday, Dorton Arena. Speaker: Coca-Cola executive and philanthropist Susan Mboya.
• Morris College – 10 a.m. Saturday Sumter County Civic Center.
• University of Mount Olive – 2 p.m. Saturday, Kornegay Arena. Speaker: U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield.
• Newberry College – 2 p.m. Saturday, PE Complex.
• North Carolina Wesleyan –10 a.m. Saturday, Dunn Center for the Performing Arts.
• Peace College – 9 a.m. Saturday, College Green.
• Queens University of Charlotte – 10 a.m. Saturday, Burwell Lawn.
• Saint Andrews College – 9 a.m. Saturday, DeTamble Terrance.
• Voorhees College – 11 a.m. Saturday, Dawson Center.
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