Southern New Hampshire University's 2013 Commencement exercise will be held on Saturday, May 11, at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, beginning at 11 a.m. Please bookmark this page and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updated information.
Starting Wednesday, March 6 at 11 a.m. - Guest Ticketing Goes Live
All guests are required to have a ticket for the ceremony. Eligible graduating students can obtain tickets for their guests from the Graduation Page on mySNHU. Questions can be directed to email@example.com.
2013 Commencement Speaker Announced Bob Ryan Honorary Doctor of Laws
Often referred to as the “quintessential American sportswriter” and a “basketball guru,” Bob Ryan is a name well known in the sports world. A man whose passion for the game of basketball won him a seat at The Boston Globe in 1969 where he went on to become the Celtics beat writer and later the general sports columnist in 1989. He also began writing for the Basketball Times in 1976. Ryan is a true sports expert; he has covered 21 NBA Finals sports, 11 Olympic games, 11 World Series, 11 Super Bowls, five BCS championship games, eight US Open championships, six British Opens, four Ryder cups, four Masters, two PGAs, four World Basketball Championships and 29 Final Fours. In August of 2012, after 44 years of working for the same daily newspaper, Ryan retired his post as a full-time columnist for the Globe. A 1968 graduate of Boston College, Ryan majored in history and started his career at The Boston Globe directly after graduating. He is a member of five Halls of Fame and has received numerous awards, including the 2000 AP National Sportswriter of the Year and the 2006 Dick Schaap Award for Outstanding Journalism. Ryan has authored 11 books, including coauthoring Drive: The Story of My Life with former Celtic, Larry Bird. He is also a frequent guest host on ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption and guest on The Sports Reporters. Bob Ryan has sat the sidelines of some of history’s greatest games and is truly a sports icon. Ryan resides in Hingham, MA, with his wife Elaine and is the proud father of two and grandfather of three