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Flushing native John Favreau to receive honorary doctorate at Queens College commencement ceremony
Flushing native John Favreau to receive honorary doctorate at Queens College commencement ceremony

May. 29, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed

Actor-director and Flushing native John Favreau will be awarded an honorary doctorate at Queens College’s 99th commencement ceremony on Thursday, June 1. 

Queens College President Frank Wu will preside over the college’s commencement exercises, which will recognize over 5,000-degree candidates. In total, the college will award just over 5,100 undergraduate and graduate degrees this year to candidates from summer and fall 2022, and winter and spring 2023.​ 

Favreau, who attended the college from 1984 to 1987, with the degree of Doctor of Fine Arts, Honoris Causa. 

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