JOHNSON, Vt. (AP) — A university in Vermont has announced singer, songwriter and activist Cyndi Lauper will return to the school to give its commencement address.
Northern Vermont University-Johnson said Lauper will deliver the address May 18.
The 65-year-old attended what was then known as Johnson State College in the 1970s. She didn’t earn a degree but launched a career that includes more than a dozen Grammy nominations and two wins. She produced hits like “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” ”Time After Time” and “True Colors.” She’s also won an Emmy and a Tony.
NVU President Elaine Collins described Lauper as a “creative genius” and a “leading voice in issues of social justice.”
Lauper is also known for her advocacy work in the LGBT community. She’ll be awarded an honorary doctorate of letters.
The Western Journal has not reviewed this Associated Press story prior to publication. Therefore, it may contain editorial bias or may in some other way not meet our normal editorial standards. It is provided to our readers as a service from The Western Journal.
Truth and Accuracy
We are committed to truth and accuracy in all of our journalism. Read our editorial standards.