This Saturday, Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s LeVar Burton will be speaking at the UMass Lowell commencement ceremonies.
A record number of graduates will be there to hear Burton’s commencement address.
“Throughout his career, LeVar Burton’s work in front of and behind the camera has motivated young people to learn,” said UMass Lowell Chancellor Marty Meehan. “His latest venture, which harnesses technology to educate, is another powerful example for UMass Lowell‘s Class of 2015, demonstrating how innovative thinking can address challenges in their communities and beyond. We are honored to welcome Mr. Burton to UMass Lowell and look forward to the inspirational message he will share with graduates.”
“I admire UMass Lowell‘s long tradition of producing socially conscious, entrepreneurial graduates and I am genuinely looking forward to this year’s commencement,” said Burton.
There will be two ceremonies, one set at 9 AM and one set at 2:30 PM, and Burton will speak at both commencement ceremonies.
“[Burton], honorary degree and distinguished alumni award recipients will be recognized at the annual Commencement Eve Celebration on Friday, May 15 at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, 50 Warren St., Lowell. The program, which also honors student academic and service award winners, has raised millions of dollars for student scholarships since it was first held in 2008.”
Source: Press Release