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Bill Cosby to speak at Marquette's commencement


MILWAUKEE (WKOW) – Bill Cosby will be the speaker at Marquette University's spring commencement ceremony May 19.

Cosby will also receive an honorary doctor of letters degree during the ceremony at the BMO Harris Bradley Center because of his strong commitment to education and believes knowledge helps lead to a rewarding life.

Cosby went back to college after he had achieved much of his success to obtain a master's degree and a doctorate degree in education.

In a news release, Marquette's President Rev. Scott Pilarz calls Cosby a pioneer in breaking down racial stereotypes in television. 

Marquette will also award an honorary doctor of humane letters degree to Sister Rosemary Connelly.  She is executive director of Misericordia Heart of Mercy, a service organization in Rogers Park, Illinois, that supports people with developmental disabilities.

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