Join the Conversation

Our distinguished speakers share their unique experiences and provide our students the opportunity to develop intellectually, spiritually, socially and ethically.

Join the Merrimack College community for the President’s Speaker Series sponsored by Robert McCusker ’68 and the Office of the President. Check back soon for additional names and upcoming events! See the excitement from last year’s Speaker Series events in our photo gallery

Past Speakers


GIULIANA & BILL – Season: 5 – Pictured: (l-r) Bill Rancic, Giuliana Rancic – Photo by: ... Bill and Giuliana Rancic | April 12, 2019
Television Personalities, New York Times Best Selling Authors, Entrepreneurs, Executive Producers, Restaurateurs, Marketing Experts, Fertility Patients, Breast Cancer Survivor


Danny Amendola Danny Amendola | April 13, 2018
Two-Time Super Bowl Champion and former New England Patriots Wide Receiver


Ben Nemtin Ben Nemtin | October 4, 2017
Creator and Executive Producer of MTV’s hit series The Buried Life and #1 New York Times Best Selling Author of “What Do You Want To Do Before You Die?”

Aly Raisman Aly Raisman | April 7, 2017
World Champion gymnast, gold medalist and finalist on season “Dancing with the Stars”


Daymond John Daymond John | April 4, 2017
Founder and CEO, FUBU; Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship; Star of ABC’s “Shark Tank”; Chief Executive Officer, The Shark Group

Kim Barker Kim Barker | November 16, 2016
Author of Whiskey Tango Foxtrot and New York Times Investigative Reporter


Jerry Greenfield Jerry Greenfield | April 6, 2016
Co-Founder of Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc.



Imaculee Ilibagiza Imaculee Ilibagiza | March 8, 2016
Rwandan Genocide Survivor


Clint Malarchuk Clint Malarchuk | February 22, 2016
Former NHL Goaltender & Mental Health Advocate


Jose Jose Antonio Vargas | November 9, 2015
Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist and Filmmaker



Chris Speilman - ESPN College Football analyst - 2002. Credit: Rich Arden/ESPN Chris Spielman | March 23, 2015
Former NFL Linebacker and Cancer Warrior