Educational innovator Chen to speak at commencement

Milton Chen

MARQUETTE — Educational innovator and author Milton Chen will deliver the keynote address and receive an honorary Doctor of Education degree at Northern Michigan University’s May 4 commencement.

He is senior fellow and executive director emeritus at the George Lucas Educational Foundation — on his 50th birthday, Lucas named him a Jedi Master — and once served as director of research at Sesame Workshop in New York.

His honors include the Fred Rogers Award from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Robin W. Winks Award for Enhancing Understanding of National Parks and touting their value as outdoor classrooms.


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