Gibson is scheduled to speak May 5 at the undergraduate convocation in the Jack Breslin Student Events Center. He’s set to receive an honorary doctorate of humanities.
Gibson, diagnosed in 2015 with Parkinson’s disease, scored the winning run in the 1984 World Series. Four years later, he was awarded the National League MVP during his first season with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Ford Foundation President Darren Walker will speak at the advanced-degree ceremony. He led the philanthropy committee that helped resolve Detroit’s bankruptcy.
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