Renowned historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin will give the undergraduate commencement address at Loyola Marymount University at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 11 in the Sunken Garden.
Goodwin is a biographer and political commentator whose most recent book, “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln,” was the basis for the Academy Award-winning film “Lincoln,” starring Best Actor winner Daniel Day-Lewis. She is the author of several other works, including the book “No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt,” which was awarded the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for history.
Rocket scientist Tom Mueller, who earned an LMU master’s degree in mechanical engineering in 1992, will address the graduate commencement, which is scheduled for 10 a.m. Sunday, May 12.
Mueller is co-founder and vice president of propulsion and development at SpaceX, a space transport company based in Hawthorne. In 2012, SpaceX became the first private company to send a cargo payload to the International Space Station.
More than 1,400 bachelor of science and bachelor of arts degrees will be conferred at the May 11 ceremony, and more than 700 graduate degrees will be conferred on May 12. Both commencement ceremonies will be streamed live at