Three nearby colleges will hold commencement ceremonies this weekend. St. Ambrose University alumnus Jim Collins will speak on Saturday at 1 pm at the iWireless Center in Moline. Collins is a Trustee Emeritus of the SAU Board of Trustees and will be given an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.
Western Illinois University in Macomb will hold its graduate commencement on Friday and its undergraduate ceremony Saturday in Western Hall. The Quad Cities campus will hold its combined graduate and undergraduate commencement on Sunday at 1 pm at the iWireless Center. President Jack Thomas will speak.
And journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner Jon Meacham will speak at Monmouth College's commencement on Sunday at noon in the Wallace Hall Plaza. Meacham is a presidential historian, executive editor at Random House, and a contributing editor for Time Magazine.