Bill Cosby to speak at Shaw commencement

Posted April 12, 2010

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— Comedian and actor Bill Cosby will be the keynote speaker at Shaw University’s spring commencement ceremony, school officials said Monday.

Cosby will speak during the May 8 ceremony at Dorton Arena, university spokeswoman Tanya Wiley said. Graduation is scheduled to start at 11 a.m.

Founded in 1865, Shaw is the oldest black college in the South.

Previous commencement speakers have included “Today” host Al Roker and Congressman Elijah E. Cummings.


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  • 1carpe Apr 13, 2010

    Cosby always brings a positive message about life and living it. Great choice for Shaw U.

  • Seenenuff Apr 13, 2010

    Excellent choice.

  • CestLaVie Apr 13, 2010

    Good for him. I sure admire this man. He speaks out today, when no one else will.