Gwynne Shotwell, president and COO of SpaceX, delivered the Northwestern Commencement address to the Class of 2021 during the University’s June 14 virtual ceremony.
Shotwell, a double Northwestern alumna, also received an honorary degree, along with ‘me too.’ movement founder Tarana J. Burke, renowned medical researcher Dr. Helen H. Hobbs and fellow alumnus George R.R. Martin, the best-selling author and creator of HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”
Honorary Degree Recipients
- Tarana J. Burke - Activist and advocate Tarana J. Burke
- Dr. Helen H. Hobbs - Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and a professor of internal medicine and molecular genetics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
- George R.R. Martin - Alumnus George R.R. Martin, an internationally acclaimed best-selling author and creator of HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” one of the world’s most popular television shows