Colbert, host of “The Colbert Report” on cable TV’s Comedy Central,
will be the featured speaker at the 180th Commencement of MUSC on May
815 grad-uates are expected to receive their degrees from MUSC’s six
colleges (Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies, Health Professions,
Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy) during the outdoor ceremony that begins
at 9 a.m. in the Horseshoe on the MUSC campus.
Colbert will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. Other honorees and their degrees include:
- William H. Best, chair and CEO, Thermal Engineering Corp., Doctor of Science, honoris causa;
- Eugene W. Cochrane, president of The Duke Endowment, Doctor of Humane Letters;
- S.C. Rep. Tracy R. Edge, House District 104, Horry County, Doctor of Humane Letters;
- Marion E. Woodbury, special assistant to the MUSC president, Doctor of Humane Letters.
the youngest of 11 siblings, grew up in Charleston where his father was
vice president for academic affairs at MUSC. He attended
Virginia’s Hampden Sydney College and graduated from Northwestern
University in Chicago where he trained and performed with the famed
Second City comedy troupe. He later moved to New York City and worked
with network and cable television programs, including Comedy Central’s
“The Daily Show,” which earned numerous Emmy and Peabody awards.
In 2005, he became host of his own popular show on Comedy Central.
He resides in the New York area with his wife and three children.
Friday, May 15, 2009