Apple cofounder and designer of the Apple I and Apple II computers Steve Wozniak will be speaking at Michigan State University’s Spring commencement on Friday, May 6th. The school announced Wednesday that Mr. Wozniak would also be receiving an honorary doctorate of engineering.
“Technology plays a critical role in the education of our students, so it’s fitting that Steve Wozniak will send our graduates off to careers that have been influenced by his innovations,” MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon said in a statement. “We are also honored to have Roger Ferguson, a global leader in finance and economics, speaking at commencement. His successes will inspire our advanced-degree candidates as they strive to make a difference in the U.S. and around the world.”
The school also noted that this will be the second “green” commencement, with students wearing gowns made of recycled plastic bottles. Diplomas and programs for the event will be printed on recycled paper.
Apple Cofounder Steve “The Woz” Wozniak
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