• Antwone Fisher - Hollywood Producer/Screenwriter and Author of "Finding Fish" (the 2003 book selection of the UB Reads Program)
  • Wolf Blitzer - CNN News Anchor and UB Alumnus
  • Bill Cosby - Comedian, Actor, Author and Humanitarian
  • Joyce Carol Oates - Best-Selling and Critically Acclaimed Author, Professor
  • Kweisi Mfume* - NAACP President and Chief Executive Officer, AND 
  • J.C. Watts* - Former Congressman and Pioneering Republican Visionary
  • Tim Russert - NBC Senior Vice President, Producer and Moderator of "Meet the Press"

* Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Speaker