Colin Powell among Saturday Carolinas commencement speakers

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.