Review past Commencement speakers and speeches.
2019 Commencement Address: Seeking Inspiration from Centre’s Past by Kentucky historian Stuart W. Sanders, Centre College Class of 1995. Rev. Canon Naomi Tutu spoke at the baccalaureate service. Her powerful sermon celebrated the humanity, dignity and wonderful variability of all people. More…
2018 Commencement Address: Robert M. Franklin, PhD
2017 Commencement Address: New York Times best-selling author J.D. Vance
2016 Commencement Address: Posse Founder Deborah Bial
2015 Commencement Address: Lt. Governor Crit Luallen ’74 [YouTube Video]
2014 Commencement Address: Kentucky Governor Steven L. Beshear
2012 Commencement Address: Janet H. Brown, executive director of the Commission on Presidential Debates (PDF)
2011 Commencement Address: Life Stories I’ve Learned by Lee T. Todd, Jr., president University of Kentucky
2010 Commencement Address: Larry Shinn, president Berea College
2008 Commencement Address: Retired astronaut Leland D. Melvin speaks on the subject of creativity. Melvin drew from his 25-year career with NASA, where he logged two flights aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis and over 565 hours in space to help build the International Space Station.
2007 Commencement Address: Lift Up Another Person by Tim Russert, journalist and moderator of Meet the Press