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Sean Combs Named Commencement Speaker At Howard University

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Sean Combs will receive an honorary doctorate in the humanities from Howard University.
Sean Combs will receive an honorary doctorate in the humanities from Howard University.

Entertainer and entrepreneur Sean Combs will deliver Howard University's commencement speech this year in D.C.

The school has announced that Combs will be among five people who will receive honorary degrees as trailblazers in their fields. The university also will honor CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer, transplant surgeon Clive Callender, jazz legend Benny Golson and PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi.

Sean "Puffy" Combs was a Howard student in the late 1980s, though he didn't graduate. He will receive an honorary doctorate in the humanities.

He went on to create his Puff Daddy persona and built his own business and brand. Last year he launched an all-music TV channel, Revolt, aiming to create the ESPN of music. It airs in about 20 million U.S. homes.

University President Wayne Frederick says Combs' entrepreneurial spirit was sparked at Howard.

There is no word on whether he plans to tell graduates that it is indeed, "All About the Benjamins."

Howard's commencement is May 10.


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