Guy Adami and Linda Schwartz to speak at Graduate Commencement May 10

Adami and Shwartz will deliver the addresses at graduate commencement
Guy Adami and Linda Schwartz

Feb. 27, 2014 - Guy Adami, managing director of, and Linda Schwartz, the Connecticut commissioner of veterans affairs, will address students and receive honorary degrees at separate graduate Commencement ceremonies at Quinnipiac University on Saturday, May 10. A live webcast is available.

Adami, a professional investor and noted media analyst, previously served as executive director at CIBC World Markets in the U.S. Equities Division. In that role, he was a frequent contributor to many daytime shows on CNBC and a frequent guest-host of "Squawk Box." He is currently one of the "Fast Money Five" on CNBC's "Fast Money." He will receive an honorary degree and address the graduates at the 10 a.m. ceremony for the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Communications and School of Education. 

Schwartz has devoted her nursing practice to healing the wounds of war and improving the lives of America's 24 million veterans. She has advocated for them on numerous occasions in testimony to both Houses of Congress, the National Academy of Science, the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of State. She will receive an honorary degree and address the graduates at the 3 p.m. ceremony for the School of Health Sciences and School of Nursing.

On Sunday, May 11, Quinnipiac will hold a separate Commencement ceremony in the TD Bank Sports Center for its School of Law students. U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal will receive an honorary degree and address the graduates at 10 a.m. Blumenthal previously served an unprecedented five terms as Connecticut's attorney general where he was a key player in the national fight against Big Tobacco. Among his achievements is his involvement in bringing an end to deceptive marketing aimed at children, a victory that significantly lowered youth smoking rates and compelled a multi-billion dollar settlement for Connecticut taxpayers.

On Sunday, May 18, Steve Forbes, chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media, will address the School of Business and School of Communications at 9:30 a.m.; John Feal, founder of the FealGood Foundation, will address the School of Health Sciences and School of Nursing at 2 p.m.; and Andrew Jenks, an award-winning filmmaker, will address the College of Arts and Sciences at 6 p.m. All ceremonies will be on the academic quadrangle on the Mount Carmel Campus, weather-permitting.

Noel Kilkenny, Consul General of Ireland in New York, and his wife, Hanora, will also receive honorary degrees at the College of Arts and Sciences Commencement ceremony.

Quinnipiac will sponsor a Commencement Fair on the Mount Carmel Campus on Monday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Tuesday, April 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Piazza of the Carl Hansen Student Center. Another date will be held on the North Haven Campus on Wednesday, April 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Representatives from all offices involved in Commencement will distribute caps and gowns and answer questions. Learn more.

For more information, call 203-582-8655.