[Jed Kirschbaum, Baltimore Sun]

Over the years, numerous presidents, celebrities and athletes have imparted advice and wisdom to the graduates at universities and colleges around the state.

They have included presidents ranging from Dwight D. Eisenhower (Hopkins) to Barack Obama (Naval Academy); representatives of the sports world such as Hall of Fame Orioles player Cal Ripken (College Park) and Super Bowl winning Ravens head coach Brian Billick (Hopkins); broadcasters such as Tom Brokaw (Hopkins) and Bob Costas (Loyola); and celebrities such as comedian Bill Cosby (who has addressed numerous commencement around the region over the years).

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Click here to see photos of this year’s commencement speakers.