Founder and CEO of Chobani
Nearly 30,000 Northeastern graduates will have the opportunity to hear from Hamdi Ulukaya and his journey of acquiring an old yogurt factory in upstate New York after arriving in the United States from eastern Turkey before becoming the founder and CEO of Chobani, the largest yogurt facility in the world.
National Correspondent for NPR
Co-host of NPR’s banner show, Morning Edition, and award-winning reporter Leila Fadel will speak to more than 3,500 Northeastern graduates about her monthlong reporting trip in Kyiv, Ukraine, her coverage from Minneapolis in the wake of the police-killing of George Floyd, and her experience during the Arab Spring and its aftermath in Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, and Syria.
President of Northeastern University
President Aoun, an internationally respected voice on global and experiential education, and a thought leader on the future of higher education, will be speaking to graduates on May 13th.
Undergraduate Student Speaker
College of Science
Life lessons from her mother have prepared Adwoa Sefah to deliver her student speech to the Class of 2022 at Northeastern’s undergraduate Commencement ceremony at Fenway Park.
Graduate Student Speaker
D’Amore-Mckim School of Business
Aniyah Smith, a soon-to-be MBA graduate with a background in cosmetics and fragrance marketing, is ready to deliver a fashionable student speech at Northeastern’s graduate student Commencement ceremony at Fenway
Commencement ceremonies are ripe for memorable quotes and anecdotes. Add the country’s most beloved ballpark as the setting and Northeastern’s 2022 graduates will remember these lasting words of wisdom.
Northeastern undergraduate Commencement: Chobani CEO urges Class of 2022 to challenge things that make them ‘uncomfortable in the world’
As fireworks popped behind Fenway Park, 4,200 of Northeastern University’s newest alumni turned to see their closest friends and family cheer raucously in celebration of their accomplishments. They poured out into the world ready to face head-on its injustices. “I hope you turn toward them, look them square in the eye, and work for the rest of your life to change them,” said Chobani founder and Commencement speaker Hamdi Ulukaya.
Northeastern graduate Commencement: Leila Fadel tells Class of 2022 to ‘write the rest of your story’
Themes of perseverance and hope elevated the Commencement ceremony for graduate students on Friday morning at Fenway Park. Fadel, a 2004 graduate of Northeastern’s School of Journalism, and a host of Morning Edition at National Public Radio, urged the graduates to respond to their fears with strength and self-belief.
Commencement Week Events
CPS Doctoral Hooding & Graduation Ceremony
CPS Bachelor’s Completion & Master’s Graduation Ceremony
School of Law Commencement