CEO Shawn Boyer and Historian Neil Howe to Deliver UMW 2012 Commencement Addresses, May 11-12

Shawn Boyer (left) and Neil Howe will deliver addresses during the 2012 commencement exercises

The University of Mary Washington has announced its graduate and undergraduate speakers for the 2012 commencement ceremonies to be held on Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12. Shawn Boyer, founder and chief executive officer of, will deliver the graduate address on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the William M. Anderson Center; and historian, economist and best-selling author Neil Howe will be guest speaker at the undergraduate commencement ceremony on Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m. on Ball Circle. Shawn Boyer Boyer founded, the nation’s largest online community of hourly workers with more than 28 million members, in 1999. Headquartered in Richmond, Va., has been named one of the 10 Best Small Companies to Work for in America by the Society for Human Resource Management and the Great Place to Work Institute. In 2008, President George W. Bush recognized Boyer as the National Small Business Person of the Year, a distinction given by the U.S. … [Read more...]