This spring’s commencement season will bring back some of the traditional graduation bells and whistles, including a big-name commencement speaker. Poet Nikki Giovanni, renowned for her socially conscious work on gender and race, will address UM-Dearborn graduates in a pre-recorded video. The student speaker is CASL senior and writer Lena Hakim, who is graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in Arab American studies. She will also address the audience via video. Chancellor Domenico Grasso and Provost Sue Alcock will also speak to graduates. The pre-recorded addresses will be played live at each of the in-person, socially distanced commencement ceremonies taking place April 29 through May 4. They will also be shown on Facebook Live through the university Facebook account.
Spring commencement speakers announced
April 7, 2021