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U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Carlos M. Gutierrez, Delivers the 2008 Undergraduate Commencement Address
Remarks as prepared for delivery.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez
Commencement Address to the Georgetown University
McDonough School of Business 2008 Undergraduate Class
May 17, 2008
Congratulations, graduates. Today marks the beginning of a new chapter in your life. I'm honored to be here with you.
On May 16, Kenneth Chenault, Chairman and CEO of American Express, addressed the graduating class of MBAs at the McDonough School's 2008 commencement ceremony. The following is a transcript of his speech:
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez and American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault to Address Class of 2008
American Express Chairman and CEO Kenneth I. Chenault and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez will address members of the class of 2008 at this year's McDonough School of Business commencement ceremonies. Mr. Chenault will address graduates of the School's MBA program on May 16, and Secretary Gutierrez will address the undergraduates on May 17.
In a recent ceremony at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, Beta Gamma Sigma, the international scholastic honor society for business and management, inducted 111 students into its ranks. The event marked the 25th Georgetown class to be inducted into the organization.
On April 21st, the McDonough School of Business welcomed MBIA Chairman and CEO Joseph W. Brown, Jr., for a discussion with faculty and students about the current liquidity and mortgage crisis. During his talk, titled "America's Liquidity Crisis: How We Got Here, Where We Are, and What the Future Holds," Brown provided his perspective as the head of MBIA, one of the world's largest financial guarantors and leading providers of fixed-income investment management services.
On Thursday, April 17, legendary Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens joined students, faculty and staff at the McDonough School of Business for an informal discussion about the future of American energy policy. Mr. Pickens is the founder and chairman of BP Capital Management, one of the nation's most successful energy-oriented investment funds with more than $4 billion under management.
Georgetown University welcomed the second annual Newsweek Global Environment Leadership Conference to campus last week. Approximately 350 industry leaders, scholars, and policymakers participated in panel discussions examining issues related to global warming and the economy. The keynote address this year was delivered by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
On the weekend of March 27th, twelve teams representing some of the country's top undergraduate business programs competed in the Business Strategy Challenge (BSC), a business case competition hosted by Hilltop Consultants and the McDonough School of Business. Hilltop Consultants is an undergraduate, student-run consulting organization that began hosting this competition in 2005. The case was presented on Thursday night, and teams of four students had 36 hours to develop strategic recommendations for the client organization.
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Washington, DC -- Georgetown's McDonough School of Business moved up three places on U.S.News and World Reports' list of the best business schools in the country. In their latest report, "America's Best Grad Schools 2008," Georgetown rose to #22 among U.S. MBA programs, up from #25 in 2007.