Lubchenco to speak at CC commencement

Jane Lubchenco

Jane Lubchenco

Jane Lubchenco, a 1969 graduate of Colorado College and the first woman to serve as the head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, will be the commencement speaker at Colorado College’s 132nd commencement ceremony at 8:30 a.m., Monday, May 19, on Armstrong Quad, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St.

In addition to Lubchenco, two alumni and a community leader will receive honorary degrees: Ed Robson, a 1954 graduate of Colorado College and Arizona business leader and developer of active adult communities; Robert Schock, a 1961 graduate and member of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize; and Jerri Marr, forest supervisor of the Pike and San Isabel National Forests, and the Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands, who was credited as a hero during the 2012 Waldo Canyon fire.

Note that Cascade Avenue will be closed from Uintah to Cache La Poudre streets from 8 a.m. to approximately 1 p.m. for the commencement ceremony.

In the event of inclement weather, commencement exercises will take place in the Colorado Springs World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., in Colorado Springs. If weather is a concern, listen to Colorado College’s radio station, KRCC-FM 91.5, for announcements.