On Friday the 6th of May Steve Wozniak, designer and co-founder of the Apple I and II computer systems is due to speak at the Michigan Universities commencement. He has been chosen to receive an honorary doctorate of engineering. The school hopes that having such a successful person speaking will give graduating students the incentive to go and pursue their employment goals and aspirations and become successful in whatever they choose to do.
Three others will also be receiving an honorary degree at the ceremony including, Michael and Marian Ilitch and Farm Labor Organizing Committees President, Baldemar Velasquez, will receive a doctorate of humanities for his contributions towards better work conditions for farm workers and also President of TIAA-CREF finance company, Roger Ferguson, who is due to receive an honorary doctorate of business.
Lou Anna K. Simon, MSU President, said, “Technology plays a critical role in the education of our students, so it’s fitting that Steve Wozniak will send our graduates off to careers that have been influenced by his innovations.”
The ‘green’ commencement will be the universities second where diplomas are made from recycled paper and graduation gowns are made from recycled bottles.
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