Bill Cosby to be Marquette University's Commencement speaker

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Bill Cosby will be Marquette University’s Commencement speaker at this year’s spring ceremony, which will be held Sunday, May 19th at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. As part of the ceremony, Cosby will receive an honorary doctor of letters degree.

Cosby is well known for his commitment to education. He believes that the best assurance for a satisfying and rewarding life begins with knowledge. Cosby himself went back to college, long after he had achieved much of his success to obtain a master’s degree as well as a doctorate degree in education.

Marquette will also award Sister Rosemary Connelly, R.S.M., an honorary doctor of humane letters degree. She is executive director of Misericordia Heart of Mercy, a service organization in Rogers Park, Ill., that supports people with developmental disabilities.