Cyndi Lauper to bring star power to Vermont commencement

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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.

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