Shonda Rhimes ’91 To Deliver 2014 Commencement Address

Rhimes will address the Class of 2014 at commencement along with President Hanlon and the valedictory speaker.

Rhimes will address the Class of 2014 at Commencement along with President Hanlon and the valedictory speaker.

Golden Globe winner Shonda Rhimes ’91 will deliver the main commencement address to students graduating in 2014, according to the administration-run blog Dartmouth Now.

Rhimes is best known for creating the television series Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal.  Besides claiming a Golden Globe for “Outstanding Television Drama” on Grey’s Anatomy in 2007, Rhimes has also been awarded multiple NAACP Image Awards and is a three-time Emmy Award nominee.

At the College, Rhimes dedicated her time to theater and writing fiction.  In addition to directing Dartmouth’s Black Underground Theatre and Arts Association, Rhimes majored in English literature with creative writing.