Jane Shaw to Deliver Commencement Keynote

Jane E. Shaw, Ph.D., Chairman of the Board for Intel Corporation will be the 2010 Commencement (https://www.menlo.edu/commencement/) speaker at Menlo College. The ceremony will also honor Robert (Bob) Lurie with an honorary Business Doctorate from the College. Commencement will be held on the Main Quad on campus at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 8.

Dr. Shaw also serves on the boards of McKesson and Talima Therapeutics. She is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, the American Pharmaceutical Association, the New York Academy of Science, and the World Affairs Council of Northern California.

“We are excited to welcome Dr. Jane Shaw as our 2010 Commencement speaker,” said Menlo College President G. Timothy Haight. “As the Board Chair of one of the world's technology leaders, Dr. Shaw possesses a unique insight into Silicon Valley's future and the opportunities available to our graduates.”

Dr. Shaw's distinguished career included a long tenure from 1987 to 1994 as President and Chief Operating Officer for ALZA Corporation where she received the Founders Award in 1994. In 1990, Dr. Shaw was elected as a fellow for the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists and received the YWCA Twin Award as a tribute to Women in Industry. Later, Dr. Shaw was nominated as Executive Female's “Top 50 Women Line Managers” and Woman of Science. She was honored as the 3rd recipient of the Athena Award from the City of Mountain View's Chamber of Commerce in 1993 and received the 2002 Entrepreneurial Achievement Award from the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs.

Student Body President Hanna Malek said that Shaw's journey from an international scientist to an executive leader would be welcome at the Commencement ceremony. “We are thrilled that Dr. Shaw will come to Menlo to share her perspective on the opportunities afforded to graduates who attain a good education.”

Dr. Shaw earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology from Birmingham University in 1961. In 1964, she received her Ph.D. in Physiology from Birmingham University.

Menlo College's 81st Commencement is part of a celebration for graduates, their families and friends, and members of the Menlo College community.