Posted April 15, 2014 by Unique in News

Diddy To Receive Honorary Doctorate & Deliver Howard University’s 2014 Commencement Address [Details]

We all know how much Diddy loves HU so who better to deliver a commencement speech then one of the school most famous former students.

Howard News reports:

WASHINGTON (April 15, 2014) – Entrepreneur, philanthropist and entertainment mogul Sean Combs will deliver the 146th Commencement address at Howard University on Saturday, May 10, 2014, Interim President Wayne A.I. Frederick announced today.

The University will award degrees to more than 1800 students. Combs was a student at Howard University in the late 1980s. He will receive an honorary doctorate in humanities at the convocation.

In a statement released by Frederick he says:

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. 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.

Diddy, whose businesses now include REVOLT, the new music-oriented platform for television, web and mobile; Bad Boy Ent.; Sean John; Combs Wines and Spirits – Ciroc Vodka and DeLeon Tequila; and the Blue Flame Agency, was a Howard University student in the late-1980s.

The university also will honor CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer, transplant surgeon Clive Callender, jazz legend Benny Golson and PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi.