2021 Commencement Speakers and Honorees Commencement Speaker Liz Tigelaar '98, Emmy and Golden Globe nominated television creator and executive producer, will speak to graduating seniors. Student Speaker Ali Kelley has been selected to represent the Class of 2021 as the student speaker for Commencement. Honorary Degree Recipients Economist Raj Chetty and theologian the Very Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas will be awarded honorary Doctor of Letters degrees. Presidential Medal Eileen Filler-Corn '86, speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates, is the recipient of the Ithaca College Presidential Medal.