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'Treme's' Wendell Pierce to deliver Loyola's unified commencement address | Loyola University New Orleans

Award-winning actor Wendell Pierce will address Loyola University New Orleans’ Class of 2011 during its unified commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 14, at 9:45 a.m. in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The star of HBO’s “Treme” series will also receive an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters during commencement exercises. Pierce joins Loyola’s other honorary degree recipients including National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Administrator Jane Lubchenco, Ph.D., legendary music producer Cosimo Matassa, and New Orleans businessman and Loyola trustee emeritus John B. Levert Jr.