MacMurray’s 168th Commencement set for May 18

May 15, 2019 | 3:20 PM

MacMurray College will hold its 168th annual Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 18, at 10:30 a.m. in Annie Merner Chapel. 

The Class of 2019 includes an expected 104 undergraduates. MacMurray will confer Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in nursing, Bachelor of social work, Associate of Art and Associate of Science. 

The Commencement speaker will be Dorian Warren, president of the Center for Community Change and Community Change Action. Warren has made a career as a progressive scholar, author, organizer and media personality. 

Dorian WarrenAs well as giving the keynote speech, an Honorary Doctor of Public Service will be bestowed upon Warren, who has worked to advance racial, economic and social justice for more than two decades. He previously taught for more than 10 years at the University of Chicago and Columbia University, where he was co-director of the Columbia University Program on Labor Law and Policy. Warren was host and executive producer of “Nerding Out” on MSNBC’s digital platform and he is also a contributor and fill-in host for programs on the cable news channel.  As a commentator on public affairs, Dorian has appeared regularly on television and radio including NBC Nightly News, ABC, MSNBC, CNN, CNBC, BET, BBC, NPR and Bloomberg, among other outlets. He has also written for publications such as The Washington Post, The New York Times and The Huffington Post. 

Warren is co-author of “The Hidden Rules of Race: Barriers to an Inclusive Economy” and co-editor of “Race and American Political Development.” He received his B.A. from the University of Illinois and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University

The Commencement ceremony is free and open to the public, if tickets are available. To reserve a ticket and to find out if space is available, call 217-479-7024, or email 

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