Keynote Speaker

Each year at Commencement, through the conferral of honorary degrees, Denison University recognizes individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to their field.

This year, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Connie Schultz will deliver the keynote address at Denison University’s 181st Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 14. At the ceremony, Schultz also will be recognized with the conferring of an honorary degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa.

Schultz is a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for USA Today and author of the New York Times bestselling novel The Daughters of Erietown. She also is a professional in residence at Kent State University’s School of Media & Journalism, where she teaches opinion writing, feature writing, and ethics.

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