Speakers

The Commencement Class of 2021 Speakers will be listed as they become available.


Carla HarrisLaetare Medal

Carla Harris Laetare 2021
 

Carla Harris, distinguished business leader as well as a celebrated gospel singer, speaker and author, will be awarded the University of Notre Dame’s 2021 Laetare Medal, the oldest and most prestigious honor given to American Catholics, at the 176th University Commencement Ceremony on May 23 (Sunday).

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Jimmy Dunne Commencement Speaker 2021
Jimmy Dunne
 

Jimmy Dunne, Commencement Speaker

Jimmy Dunne, a University of Notre Dame Trustee and alumnus who in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, led the recovery of his company while also providing compassionate and meaningful care to the families of the firm’s employees who lost their lives, will serve as the principal speaker and receive an honorary doctor of laws degree at Notre Dame’s 176th University Commencement Ceremony on May 23 (Sunday). 

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