University of Southern Indiana
Commencement Speakers
May 2013  Chad Hartmann Chad J. Hartmann '95 M'00
(Graduate Ceremony)
Mathematics Teacher, Helfrich Park Middle School, Evansville, Indiana
May 2013  David Goodman David E. Goodman '79
(Romain College of Business and Division of Outreach and Engagement Ceremony)
CEO of Advanced Green Technologies and CEO of Edenark Group
May 2013  Paul Ramsey Paul J. Ramsey '99*
(College of Liberal Arts Ceremony)
Assistant Professor, College of Education, Eastern Michigan University

*Dr. Ramsey was unable to attend the ceremony.  His speech was delivered by Dr. J. Casey Harison, USI Professor of History and mentor to Dr. Ramsey.
May 2013  Elizabeth Brown Elizabeth J. Brown '92 M'04
(College of Nursing and Health Professions)
Principal at ELLO Consulting, LLC; Quality Consultant at LifePoint Hospitals
May 2013  Rhonda Brown Rhonda M. Brown '92
(Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education)
Manger of STEM for Lake County, Florida
December 2012  Paul Kuban Paul A. Kuban
USI Distinguished Professor
(2012)
May 2012 Sheila Hauck Sheila L. Hauck M'97 D'11 
(Graduate Ceremony)
Executive Director of Professional Practice, Oncology, and Palliative Care, St. Mary's Medical Center
May 2012 Valerie McKenny Valerie A. McKinney M'05
(College of Business Ceremony)
Global Serialization Operations for Bristol-Myers Squibb, Inc.
May 2012   Joyce Winnecke Joycelyn Winnecke '82
(College of Liberal Arts Ceremony)
Vice President and Associate Editor, Chicago Tribune
May 2012   Wayne Meriwether J. Wayne Meriwether M'08 
(College of Nursing and Health Professions Ceremony)
Chief Operation Officer, Methodist Hospital
May 2012 Joey Barnett Joey Barnett '81 
(College of Science, Engineering, and Education Ceremony)
Professor of Pharmacology, Medicine, Pediatrics, and Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology; Vice Chair of the Department of Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University
December
2011 
Barbara Davis Barbara A. Davis
USI Old National Bank Distinguished Professor (2011) 
May
2011
Brad Ellsworth J. Brad Ellsworth '81
President of Vectren Energy Delivery of Indiana - North 
December
2010 
Brian Mcguire Brian L. McGuire
USI Integra Bank Distinguished Professor (2010) 
May
2010 
Roeder Robert C. Roeder '71
Principal and Senior Human Capital Consultant, Mercer, Inc.
December
2009 
Kevin Valadares Dr. Kevin J. Valadares
USI Integra Bank Distinguished Professor (2009) 
May
2009 
Ray Hoops  Dr. H. Ray Hoops
President, University of Southern Indiana
December
2008 
Sherry Darrell Dr. Sherry B. Darrell
USI Integra Bank Distinguished Professor (2008) 
May
2008 
Sherrianne Standley Sherrianne M. Standley
Vice President emeritus of Advancement, University of Southern Indiana 
December
2007 
Paul Doss Dr. Paul Doss
USI Integra Distinguished Professor (2007) 
May
2007 
Jean Lemmon Jean LemMon
Award-winning journalist and entrepreneur
May
2006 
Martha Lamkin Martha Lamkin
President and CEO of Lumina Foundation for Education 
May
2005 
No Photo Charles C. Huppert
Businessman and War Hero 
May
2004 
No Photo Melissa S. May
Indiana Court of Appeals, attorney and judge 
May
2003 
Joseph Kernan  Joseph E. Kernan
Lt. Governor, state of Indiana
May
2002 
No Photo Edward G. Boehne
Retired President and CEO Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia 
May
2001 
No Photo  Helen Thomas
Author and Hearst Newspaper Columnist
May
2000 
No Photo Dr. David Hamburg
President emeritus of Carnegie Foundation 
May
1999 
Frank McDonald  Frank McDonald II
Mayor of Evansville and USI alumni
May
1998 
H. Lee Cooper H. Lee Cooper
Chairman of the Board CNB Bancchares, Inc. 
May
1997 
No Photo Ann M. Stack
Publisher Emeritus of Arts Indiana Magazine 
May
1996 
Evan Bayh Evan Bayh
Governor, state of Indiana 
May
1995 
Shepard Randall T. Shepard
Evansville native and Chief Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court 
May
1994 
No Photo Gordon St. Angelo
Program Officer for Community Development at the Lilly Endowment 
May
1993 
No Photo Larraine R. Matusak
Leadership Scholar, W.K. Kellogg Foundation 
May
1992 
No Photo George B. Weathersby
Educator and Business Executive; former Chairman of Indiana Commission for Higher Education 
May
1991 
No Photo John J. Pruis
Educator and Business Executive; Chairman of the Board of Incorporators for a Separate State Univeristy in Southwestern Indiana
May
1990 
No Photo Judith G. Clabes
Editor of The Kentucky Post 
May
1989 
Lee Hamilton  Lee. H. Hamilton
Former Chairman of the Mead Johnson Company
May
1988 
Ernestine Raclin Ernestine M. Raclin
Chairman of the Board of First Source Corporation and First Source Bank, South Bend, Indiana 
May
1987 
No Photo James Thomas Morris
President, Lilly Endowment, Inc. of Indianapolis 
May
1986 
Robert Dunkerson Orr Robert Dunkerson Orr
Governor, state of Indiana; Native of Evansville 
May
1985 
No Photo William Knowlton Zinsser
Author and Editor of the Book-of-the-Month Club 
May
1984 
Beurt SerVaas Beurt Richard SerVaas
Chairman of the Board, Curtis Publishing Company; President, SerVaas, Inc. 
May
1983 
Francis Shea Reverend Francis Raymond Shea
Archbishop of Evansville Catholic Diocese 
May
1982 
John Mutz John Massie Mutz
Lt. Governor, state of Indiana; Former State Senator 
May
1981 
No Photo James R. Harris
Administrator of the U.S. Office of Surface Mining; Former State Senator 
May
1980 
No Photo Wynetka Ann Reynolds
Provost, Ohio State University 
May
1979 
No Photo William Robert Burleigh
Former editor of The Evansville Press; Editor of The Cincinnati Post 
May
1978 
Russell Loyd  Russell G. Lloyd
Mayor, city of Evansville
May
1977 
No Photo Virgil Alfred Clift
Professor Emeritus, New York University; Editor, Encyclopedia of Black America 
May
1976 
No Photo No Speaker.
May
1975 
Alan Rankin Alan Carson Rankin
President, Indiana State University 
May
1974 
Sylvia Porter Sylvia Fidd Porter
Author and nationally syndicated columnist 
May
1973 
Robert Dunkerson Orr Robert Dunkerson Orr
Educator and Chairman, History and Psychology, Evansville, Indiana Schools (retired) 
June
1972 
Dick Lugar Richard Green Lugar
Mayor, Indianapolis, Indiana 
June
1971 
Peter Muirhead Peter Parker Muirhead
Executive Deputy Commissioner of Education Department of Health Education and Welfare 
April
1970 
No Photo No Speaker.

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