Sterling K. Brown, a St. Louis native and an award-winning actor and producer, will deliver the 2023 Commencement address at Washington University in St. Louis, according to Chancellor Andrew D. Martin.
Martin made the announcement during a toast March 28 in Brookings Quadrangle to members of the Class of 2023, which includes undergraduate, graduate and professional degree candidates.
The university’s 162nd Commencement ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. Monday, May 15, on Francis Olympic Field on the Danforth Campus.
During the ceremony, Brown will receive an honorary doctor of fine arts degree. He will address more than 3,400 members of the Class of 2023 and their friends and family members.
“I am thrilled that acclaimed actor and proud St. Louis native Sterling K. Brown will address Washington University graduates and their guests at Commencement,” Martin said.
“Sterling’s stellar career, his commitment to both his field and his family, as well as his support of organizations, particularly those in his hometown that lift up young people, serve as a wonderful example to our graduates. The Washington University community looks forward to welcoming Sterling back to St. Louis.”
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