Howard Reich named Adrian College’s spring commencement speaker

ADRIAN — An Emmy award-winning author, journalist and filmmaker from Chicago will be this year’s spring commencement speaker at Adrian College for the college’s 2022 spring graduation, which begins at 3 pm Sunday, May 1.

Howard Reich, who spent more than 30 years as a newspaper arts and jazz critic for the Chicago Tribune, will address more than 300 graduating AC students during the commencement exercises, which, in following tradition of the college, will be staged outdoors in Commencement Plaza along Adrian College’s campus mall in the heart of campus, weather permitting.

Howard Reich, who spent more than 30 years in a career as a newspaper arts and jazz critic for the Chicago Tribune, will address more than 300 graduating students during Adrian College's commencement exercises, which, in following tradition of the college, will be staged outdoors in Commencement Plaza along Adrian College's campus mall in the heart of campus.

In addition to inviting Reich to give the honorary address, Adrian College selected two honorary degree recipients: Kenneth MacLaren, owner of MacLaren Management, LLC, and Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the President of Ukraine. Both will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, a news release from Adrian College said.

At least 20 colleges and universities in the United States—including Siena Heights University—will honor President Zelenskyy for his leadership since the Russian invasion of Ukraine earlier this year.

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