Actor Josh Duhamel to Receive Honorary Degree from UND

North Dakota native and actor Josh Duhamel will attend the University of North Dakota’s spring graduation ceremony in order to accept an honorary degree from the university. 

Duhamel adds his name to the list of former honorary degree recipients that includes NBA coaching legend Phil Jackson, President John F. Kennedy and NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg. 

“We are extremely proud to have Mr. Duhamel as an unwavering ambassador for the University of North Dakota and our entire state,” said UND President Mark Kennedy. “He has shown himself to be a champion of North Dakota throughout his acclaimed movie career, demonstrating to audiences around the world the tremendous talent we produce in our communities.”

Duhamel is scheduled to be in Grand Forks the weekend of May 11th. 

He will join U.S. Secretary of the Air Force, The Hon. Heather Wilson, for the commencement proceedings.

UND’s General Commencement exercises are set for Saturday, May 11, at the Alerus Center. There will be a graduate degree ceremony at 9 a.m. that day, followed by an undergraduate ceremony at 1:30 p.m. 

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