The following is a list of college graduations occurring locally and across the state beginning Friday.

--Clemson University, 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Friday, Littlejohn Coliseum, no speaker but U.S. Rep. James Clyburn will receive an honorary degree

--South Carolina State University, 7 p.m., Friday, Oliver C. Dawson Stadium, Patricia Harris, global chief diversity officer for McDonald's Corporation

--Trident Technical College, 7 p.m., Friday, North Charleston Coliseum, Wilbur Johnson, managing partner at Young, Clement, Rivers, LLP

--University of South Carolina, 3 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday, Colonial Life Arena, Eugene Robinson, Pulitzer Prize winner and associate editor and columnist for The Washington Post; and 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Colonial Life Arena, Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve chairman

--Charleston Southern University, 10 a.m., Saturday, North Charleston Coliseum, S. Truett Cathy, Chick-Fil-A founder and chairman

--College of Charleston, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Saturday, Cistern Yard, Marco Cavazzoni, vice president and general manager of final assembly and delivery at Boeing Charleston

--The Citadel, 9:30 a.m., Saturday, McAlister Field House, Bob Schieffer, CBS News chief Washington correspondent

--Charleston School of Law, 2 p.m., May 15, McAlister Field House at The Citadel, Kaye Hearn, South Carolina Supreme Court Justice

--Medical University of South Carolina, 9 a.m., May 21, the Horseshoe on campus, Clifford L. Stanley

--American College of the Building Arts, 10 a.m., May 22

--Art Institute of Charleston, 10 a.m., June 19, Charleston Music Hall, Charleston Mayor Joe Riley