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KENT, Ohio– Kent State University has tapped former student and Academy Award-nominated actor Michael Keaton for its spring commencement speaker.

The ceremony is set for May 12 and is Kent State’s second university-wide commencement.

“Michael Keaton developed big dreams and a passion for bringing his characters to life that was sparked in part by his time at Kent State,” said Kent State President Beverly Warren in a news release on Monday. “This is a rare opportunity for our students to hear from someone who has walked in their shoes and now has risen to the top of his field.”

Keaton was a journalism major at Kent State in 1971 before moving on to pursue an acting career.

 

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