The season of graduation is upon us as students scramble to finish final projects before walking across that stage. For students at Howard University graduating this May, they will have the opportunity to hear from Puff Daddy as their commencement speaker. Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick announced the news before Howard’s Instagram page blasted it to the community.
“In selecting the individuals who will be awarded honorary degrees, Howard University continues the tradition of identifying leaders whose work has clearly contributed to the advancement of their fields and the world,” Frederick said. “We are honored to have Mr. Combs serve as our speaker. He sat in classrooms where our students sit, walked ‘The Yard,’ and like many students, his entrepreneurial spirit was sparked at Howard. We know he will inspire our class to work hard and to always strive for excellence.”
Puff is getting his scholastic stripes as a new course on the media mogul has also been adopted at New York University’s Clive Davis Institute.