CSI: NY Actor and Author Hill Harper to Deliver Keynote Address
JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Hudson County Community College President Dr. Glen Gabert announced that the College will hold its 31st annual Commencement Ceremonies on Wednesday, May 20 in Prudential Hall at New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, NJ. The College expects to confer Associate degrees to more than 700 students from the Journal Square and North Hudson Center campuses that evening.
Hill Harper, one of the actors from the popular TV drama CSI: NY, will present the keynote speech. Mr. Harper earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at Brown University (where he graduated magna cum laude), his Master of Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and his Juris Doctor degree (cum laude) from Harvard Law School, where he was a classmate of President Barack Obama. The Iowa City, Iowa native is the author of two books aimed at inspiring young people to set and accomplish high goals – Letters to a Young Brother: MANifest Your Destiny and Letters to a Young Sister: DeFINE Your Destiny. Mr. Harper is the recipient of two 2007 NAACP Image Awards for his literary endeavors. He is also a Big Brothers Big Sisters volunteer.