Massachusetts public universities, colleges set commencement plans

 (UMass Amherst, 2011: Matthew Cavanaugh for The Boston Globe)
(UMass Amherst, 2011: Matthew Cavanaugh for The Boston Globe)

Here is a list of upcoming commencement plans as submitted by Massachusetts public universities and colleges. For updates or corrections, e-mail Globe correspondent Colin A. Young at colin.young@globe.com For a list of private college ceremonies, click here.

Bristol Community College

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Saturday, June 2, 11 a.m. on the green at the Fall River Campus, 777 Elsbree Street, Fall River.

Speaker: Scott Lang, former mayor of New Bedford, and Thomas Murray, C.P.A., of Somerset

Expected number of graduates: 528 undergraduates and 423 graduates

Degrees awarded: Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science, Certificate of Achievement, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Master of Public Administration, Master of Arts, Bachelor of Arts, and Bachelor of Science

Honorary degree recipients: Scott Lang

Bridgewater State University

Saturday, May 12, 10:30 a.m., Boyden Quadrangle, 131 Summer St.

Speaker: Bruce Bartlett, ’68; Dr. Jean F. MacCormack, retiring chancellor, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth; Scott Lang, former mayor of New Bedford

Expected number of graduates: 1,100 undergraduates

Degrees awarded: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Education

Honorary degree recipients: Dr. Jean F. MacCormack, Honorary Doctorate of Public Education

Scott Lang, Distinguished Service Award

Cape Cod Community College

Thursday, May 24, 4 p.m. at the Cape Cod Melody Tent, West End, Hyannis

Speaker: Wendy Northcross, alumna and CEO of the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce

Expected number of graduates: 608

Degrees awarded: Associate of Arts Degree, Associate of Science Degree, academic Certificates in a wide variety of areas.

Honorary degree recipients: Jessie Little Doe Baird of Mashpee – co-founder and director of the Wampanoag Language Reclamation Project and 2010 McArthur Foundation Fellow.

Fitchburg State University

Graduate ceremony is Thursday, May 17, at 6:30 p.m., Weston Auditorium. Undergraduate commencement is Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m. on main campus quadrangle.

Speaker: Ethan F. Becker, author, professional speech coach, and president of the Speech Improvement Company. Becker is a 1993 graduate of Fitchburg State.

Expected number of graduates: 536 undergraduates, 177 graduates

Degrees awarded: Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study, Master of Arts, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Science, Bachelor of Arts, and Bachelor of Science

Honorary degree recipients: Ethan Becker

Framingham State University

Sunday, May 20, 2 p.m., Framingham Village Green

Speaker: Catherine D’Amato, president and CEO of the Greater Boston Food Bank

Expected number of graduates: 750

Degrees awarded: Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Sciences

Honorary degree recipients: D’Amato and Carolyn Mugar (accepting on behalf of Farm Aid).

Greenfield Community College

Sunday, June 3, Noon, One College Drive, Greenfield

Speaker: President Robert Pura; featured faculty speaker Dr. Lindy Gougeon; and graduating GCC student Sharon Santana

Expected number of graduates: More than 300

Degrees awarded: Associate of Art, Associate of Science, and Certificates

Honorary degree recipients: None

Massachusetts Bay Community College

Thursday, May 24, 6 p.m. Wellesley Hills campus, 50 Oakland St., Wellesley Hills

Speaker: Jonathan Bower, outgoing 10-year member of the MassBay Board of Trustees

Expected number of graduates: 538

Degrees awarded: Associates in Arts; Associates in Science

Honorary degree recipients: None

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Friday, May 18, 1:00 p.m., Evans Park, 621 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA

Speakers: Type designer Matthew Carter, and Neurologist Frank R. Wilson.

Expected number of graduates: Approximately 300 undergraduate students and 100 graduate students

Degrees awarded: : Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Architecture

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Saturday, May 19, 11 a.m., Amsler Campus Center Gymnasium

Speaker: Dr. Robert Rabil ’87, director of graduate studies and associate professor of Middle East studies at Florida Atlantic University

Expected number of graduates: 397

Degrees awarded: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Education, Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study

Honorary degree recipients: Sandra Burton, Lipp Family Director of Dance at Williams College; attorney and philanthropist Samuel H. “Sandy” Laitman; and MCLA Trustee Dr. Eugene Leibowitz

Massasoit Community College

Friday, June 1, 5 p.m., tent beside the Asiaf Field House on Brockton Campus

Expected number of graduates: 850

Degrees warded: Associate Degrees and Certificates

Honorary degree recipients: State Representative Geraldine Creedon; E. Dennis Kelley, president and CEO of Bristol County Savings Bank

Middlesex Community College

Thursday, May 24, 10 a.m., Lowell Memorial Auditorium, 50 E. Merrimack St., Lowell

Speaker: TV Judge Alex E. Ferrer

Expected number of graduates: 1,150

Degrees awarded: Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Certificates

Honorary degree recipients: None

Mount Wachusett Community College

Thursday, May 17, 6 p.m., Mount Wachusett Community College Fitness & Wellness Center

Speaker: State Senator Stephen M. Brewer

Expected number of graduates: Approximately 675

Degrees awarded: Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Certificates

Honorary degree recipients: Alumnus of the Year: Alfred E. LeBlanc, retired chief of the Leominster Fire Department; Service Above Self Award: Douglas A. Starrett, President and CEO of the Starrett Company

Northern Essex Community College

Saturday, May 19, 11 a.m., quadrangle on the Haverhill Campus, 100 Elliott St.

Speaker: Martin Meehan, chancellor, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Expected number of graduates: 1,261 associate degrees and certificates

Degrees awarded: Associate in Science, Associate in Arts, Certificates

Honorary degree recipients: None

Roxbury Community College

Friday, May 18 at 1 p.m., Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center, 1350 Tremont St., Boston Speaker: Steve Pemberton, chief diversity officer and divisional vice president for Walgreens Expected number of graduates: 381

Degrees awarded: Associate of Arts, Associate of Science and Certificates

Salem State University—-- Undergraduate School of Arts & Sciences

Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m., O’Keefe Center

Speaker: Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo

Expected number of graduates: 630

Degrees awarded: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, and Bachelor of Science

Honorary degree recipients: DeLeo and Patricia Zaido, executive director of the Salem Partnership and former director of the Center for Creative and Performing Arts at Salem State University

Salem State University School of Business and the School of Human Services –

3 p.m., Saturday, May 19 at the O’Keefe Center

Speaker: Kenneth Feinberg, US Treasury

Expected number of graduates: 622

Degrees awarded: Bachelor of Science

Honorary degree recipients: Feinberg and Rev. Arthur T. Gerald Jr., pastor of Boston’s historic Twelfth Baptist Church and retired associate dean, student life at Salem State University.

Salem State University School of Graduate Studies

Thursday, May 17 at 4 p.m. O’Keefe Center, 225 Canal Street, Salem

Speaker: Molly Baldwin, founder and executive director of Roca Inc.

Expected number of graduates: 399

Degrees awarded: Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration; Master of Education, and Master of Social Work.

Honorary degree recipients: Baldwin and Dennis Drinkwater ’67, founder and president of Giant Glass.

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Friday, May 11, 4 p.m. McGuirk Alumni Stadium

Speaker: Television journalist Ted Koppel

Expected number of graduates: 5,000

Degrees awarded: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science

Honorary degree recipients: Koppel

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Graduate ceremony will be Saturday, May 26, 2:30 p.m. Undergraduate ceremony will be Sunday, May 27, 10:15 a.m. Both ceremonies will be held at the Vietnam Veterans Peace Memorial Amphitheater, 285 Old Westport Rd., North Dartmouth.

Speakers: Dr. Susan K. Avery, president and director of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, will deliver the address at the graduate commencement. Roxana Saberi, an award-winning author, journalist, and human rights advocate who was jailed by the Iranian regime in 2009, will deliver the undergraduate commencement.

Expected number of graduates: 1,550 undergraduate students and 325 graduate students.

Degrees awarded: Bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees.

Honorary degree recipients: Civic entrepreneur Hubert E. Jones, broadcaster Gil Santos, US Representative Barney Frank, and retired Justice of the Bristol County Probate and Family Court Elizabeth O’Neill LaStaiti.

University of Massachusetts Lowell

Saturday, May 26; 9 a.m. ceremony for bachelor’s degree recipients; 3 p.m. for master’s and doctoral degree recipients. Both ceremonies will be at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell, 300 Martin Luther King Jr. Way

Speaker: US Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar

Expected number of graduates: Approximately 2,000 undergraduate and 800 graduate degree recipients, a record number for fifth year in a row

Degrees awarded: Associate of Science, Associate of Science in Engineering Technology, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts ,Bachelor of Liberal Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology, Master of Arts, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Music, Master of Science, Master of Science in Engineering, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Engineering, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Science

Honorary degree recipients: Salazar, Retired Rear Adm. Susan J. Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.A., federal government medical expert and champion for improving health, Robert S. Ward ’71, chairman of Emergence Venture Partners; president of ExThera Medical Group, and John Pulichino ’67, chief executive officer of Group III International Ltd.

Westfield State University

Saturday, May 19, 3 p.m. at the Mass Mutual Center, Springfield

Speaker: Michael Uslan, one of the main producers of the “Batman” movie franchise

Expected number of graduates: 1,100

Degrees awarded: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Education, and Bachelor of Social Work

Honorary degree recipients: Uslan; Eleanor Clift, an editor of Newsweek, member of The McLaughlin Group, author, political analyst and pundit; Stephen Trachtenberg, president emeritus of George Washington University; Steven Grossman, Massachusetts state treasurer.

Worcester State University

Saturday, May 12, 11:30 a.m. DCU Center, 50 Foster St.

Speaker: Dr. Imoigele P. Aisiku ‘92, Director, Neurocritical care, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, associate professor and vice chairman of Critical Care, Department of Neurosurgery, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Aisuku is part of the team that provided care for US Representative Gabrielle Giffords.

Expected number of graduates: 1,106

Degrees awarded: Bachelor of Arts , Bachelor of Science and Master’s Degrees.

Honorary degree recipients: Aisiku, Dr. Stephanie M. Chalupka, professor, Department of Nursing, Dr. Steven H. Corey, professor, Department of Urban Studies