Dr. Anthony Fauci, who became a household name during the pandemic, will be the key speaker May 7 at a "comeback ceremony" in Michigan Stadium for the 2020 graduates who missed an in-person celebration because of the evil virus.
Just before that, journalist Maria Shriver will be the University of Michigan's main speaker April 30 for 2022 graduates
Fauci will get an honorary Doctor of Science degree.
On March 24, the Board of Regents will also consider honorary degrees recommended by President Mary Sue Coleman for:
Berry Gordy, founder of the Motown record label (honorary Doctor of Music)
Thomas Cleveland Holt, historian and professor, (honorary Doctor of Humane Letters)
William C. Martin, former U-M athletic director, and founder and chair of the Bank of Ann Arbor (honorary Doctor of Laws)