Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General of the United States, will deliver the commencement address at Boston University’s 137th graduation ceremonies at BU’s Nickerson Field at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 16.
Holder, the nation’s 82nd Attorney General, will speak before more than 5,000 graduates and 20,000 guests at New England’s largest graduation ceremony and will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.
BU President Robert A. Brown announced the commencement, baccalaureate speakers and honorary degree recipients to the members of the Class of 2010 this morning at the annual Senior Breakfast, held at the George Sherman Union.
The prestigious list of honorary degree recipients includes Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee (Doctor of Letters); Presidential Medal of Freedom winner and civil rights defender William T. Coleman, Jr., and Osamu Shimomura, Ph.D., Nobel Prize-winning chemist (Doctor of Science).