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Dwyane Wade Returns To His Alma Mater To Receive Honorary Doctorate — '23 Years Ago Marquette Chose Me'

After leading the Marquette Golden Eagles to the Final Four nearly two decades ago, former NBA superstar Dwyane Wade has returned to the Wisconsin university with a new achievement under his belt. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Wade presented the commencement speech to the graduating class of 2022 in addition to receiving an honorary doctor of humane letters degree from his alma mater.

Samantha Dorisca

May 23, 2022

Oprah, Kevin Hart to Deliver Virtual Commencement Speeches for Class of 2020

Facebook and Instagram are giving Class of 2020 graduates the best gift: a virtual commencement featuring Oprah Winfrey. On May 15, the streaming giants will present “ #Graduation 2020: Facebook and Instagram Celebrate the Class of 2020 ,” a multi-hour virtual event set to live stream on both platforms. Along with Winfrey, Lil Nas X, Simone Biles, and more are scheduled to share encouraging words. The online ceremony is a part of a week-long program to celebrate high school seniors and college graduates. Kicking off on May 11, students can expect a digital party, custom filters, superlatives, grad-specific Music Stickers (cue “Graduation” by Vitamin C!), and messages from deans and principals across the country. Although the recent school shutdowns and graduation cancellations have put a damper on students’ final year, Facebook and Instagram hope to make it memorable. Beginning at 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET, the star-studded commencement will be featured on Facebook Watch, the Facebook...

Niki McGloster

Apr 29, 2020