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2013 Commencement Information

Video (00:00): Cal Thomas delivers 2013 Commencement speech.
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Dates for the 2013 Commencement:

  • May 10, 2013 - 7:00 p.m. - Baccalaureate (The Barbara Hodel Center)
  • May 11, 2013 - 11:00 a.m. - Commencement (The Barbara Hodel Center)


2013 Commencement speaker: Cal Thomas

Cal Thomas

Cal Thomas is a conservative American columnist and author syndicated in over 550 newspapers and is heard on over 300 radio stations. In the 1970s he worked as a reporter at NBC News, and later worked as a panelist on Fox News Watch. For two years, he hosted his own show on CBNC, and his program was nominated for a Cable ACE Award in 1995 as the best interview program on cable. He hosted After Hours With Cal Thomas on Fox News until 2005 and has written 10 books, including Mumbai Explained, Common Ground: How to Stop the Partisan War That Is Destroying America, The Death of Ethics in America, and The Things That Matter Most. His latest book is The Wit and Wisdom of Cal Thomas. Thomas has written extensively about political issues he supports, and has written much about America’s relations with Israel.

Cal Thomas is married, and he and his wife have four grown children. They live in Alexandria, Virginia.

Past commencements:

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