June 20, 2008
2000 Commencement Ceremonies
Spring - May 14 & 21
by Robert P. Kogod
of Business and the School of Public Affairs
Kogod is a 1962 alumnus of American University. He and his wife
are generous philanthropists in the greater Washington, D.C. area. Kogod
is known for spearheading the development of Crystal City in northern
Virginia, and as benefactor of American University's Kogod School of Business.
Commencement Address by J. Carter
College of Arts and Sciences
Brown served as Director of the
National Gallery of Art. While living with his family in Washington,
the young J. Carter Brown fell in love with the National Gallery of
Art and first conceived of a career that would allow him to pursue
his love for all the arts and to share them with a larger public.
After retiring from the National Gallery in 1992, he continued his crusade to
bring the splendors of art to the mass public.
Commencement Address by William
School of Communication and School
of International Service
Raspberry is the Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated urban affairs columnist
at The Washington Post.
After earning a B.S. in history at the University of Indianapolis in 1958,
Raspberry served as a public information officer with the U.S. Army from
1960 to 1962, before joining the staff of the Washington Post as a teletypist.
Raspberry quickly rose in the ranks of the paper, becoming a columnist
in 1966. Raspberry was first nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 1982, and
won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1994.
by Mark L. Schneider
Washington College of Law
Schneider was the second returned Volunteer (El Salvador, 1966–68) to head
the Peace Corps. He launched an initiative to increase Volunteers' participation
in helping prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa, and also sought Volunteers
to work on information technology projects to enhance development of overseas
Winter - February
Commencement Speech by Daniel Schorr
Schorr's career of more than six decades has earned him many awards for
journalistic excellence, including three Emmys, and decorations from
European heads of state. He has also been honored by civil liberties
groups and professional organizations for his defense of the First