Award-winning novelist, Edwidge Danticat, will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree from Adelphi University at its 115th Commencement on Friday, May 20, 2011.

The ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, NY.

Adelphi University will confirm more than 2,700 graduates at the associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels at its Commencement.

Honorary degrees will also be given to the Honorable Ruth C. Balkin, B.A. ’73, Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division Second Judicial Department, and Suzanne Farrell, creator of and current artistic director for the Suzanne Farrell Ballet Company at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

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