College of Communication > About > College News > 2021 News Archive > University Announces 2021 Commencement Speakers
By Office of Academic Events /
April 29, 2021 /
Posted in: Alumni, Student /
Duarte, the co-anchor of WGN News at 4 p.m. and host of WGN's “Adelante Chicago," began her journalism career as a reporter for Telemundo Chicago. She went on to work in news markets throughout the country including Miami, Indianapolis and Detroit. While in Indianapolis she launched, produced and hosted the public affairs show, “Hoy en Dia," which won an Emmy for its impact on the Latino community.
She is a DePaul College of Communication graduate. In 2019, the college's Center for Journalism Integrity and Excellence awarded her its Distinguished Alumna Award.
In addition to speeches from DePaul President A. Gabriel Esteban, Interim Provost Salma Ghanem, the college's dean and notable guests, each ceremony will include the following student speakers:
Kendall Palmer, College of CommunicationMassimo Marco Boffa, College of Computing and Digital MediaJuan Manuel Sandoval, College of EducationKizuwanda Wyatt, College of LawGisselle Cervantes, College of Liberal Arts and Social SciencesMaya Fitzgerald, College of Science and HealthSebastian Moreno, Driehaus College of BusinessJennifer Salazar, Kellstadt Graduate School of BusinessSabrina Lowery, School of Continuing and Professional StudiesJeffrey Todd Parrott, The Theatre SchoolCorina Santos, violin performance, School of Music
For a list of each college's debut time, visit the
commencement website. The Class of 2021, their family and friends, as well as the entire DePaul community, can view and share the ceremonies through YouTube and the DePaul commencement website. Videos will be available to watch and re-watch through May 2022.
For questions, contact
firstname.lastname@example.org. If graduates have not already done so, they should register for
Graduation Celebration, set for May 19 - 28, for commencement experiences on the Lincoln Park Campus.