Entertainer, entrepreneur and music mogul Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs will deliver Howard University’s commencement speech this year in Washington, DC. On Tuesday (April 15th), the school announced Tuesday that Combs will be among five people who will receive honorary degrees as trailblazers in their fields.
Combs was a Howard student in the late 1980s. He will receive an honorary doctorate in the humanities. Since leaving HU, the 44-year-old went on to create built his own business and personal brand. Last year, he launched an all-music TV channel, Revolt, aiming to create the ESPN of music.
University President Wayne Frederick says Combs’ entrepreneurial spirit was sparked at Howard. The university also will honor CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer, transplant surgeon Clive Callender, jazz legend Benny Golson and PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi.