By: Taylor Grant
The University of South Carolina announced the commencement speaker line-up for graduating seniors in the class of 2012.
Students had hoped for speakers such as Tom Brokaw, who spoke at USC's December commencement, but many say they are disappointed.
A NOAA administrator, a J.P. Morgan Chase regional chairman, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission chairwoman and three USC professors will speak at the commencement exercises next month.
Former President Bill Clinton will deliver his commencement speech across town at Columbia College and New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is speaking at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
"We can't get Bill Clinton? We can't get a politician or a celebrity? We just get a USC professor? You know, I can go and see them right now for free if I wanted to," said graduating senior Derek Leggette.
Jane Lubchenco is the first female administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and will address business, mass communications and information studies, nursing, pharmacy and public health graduates at the May 4 commencement.
Chairman of the Midwest region of J.P. Morgan Chase Glenn Fletcher Tilton will speak to South Carolina's Honors College and College of Arts and Sciences graduates at the May 5 commencement.
Inez Moore Tenenbaum is the chairwoman of the U.S. Consumer product Safety Commission and will speak to the School of Law.
USC professor of history Walter Edgar will address education, engineering and computing, hospitality, retail, sport management, music and social work graduates.
Dr. Jim Chow is a USC clinical associate professor of dermatology and will speak to medicine and doctoral graduates.