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OCAC Commencement Addresses

Each spring, the OCAC  Board of Trustees, President and Faculty of Oregon College of Art and Craft present the OCAC graduating class of 2018 at the annual commencement ceremony. The ceremony recognizes the academic achievements of students from OCAC's Masters, Bachelors, and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate programs.

The event features a commencement address given by a notable community leader, often of national prominence. Please see below for videos and transcripts of the speeches given in recent years.

2018: Jordan D. Schnitzer

2017: William Deresiewicz

2015: Thom Collins

2013: Steve Badanes

2012: Joanna Branson

2011: Deborah Kass