Marquette University's 131st commencement is this Sunday, May 20, at 9:30 a.m. at the Bradley Center, 1001 N. 4th St.
Milwaukee native and Major League Baseball Commissioner Allan H. "Bud" Selig will introduce 2012 Commencement speaker and baseball legend Hank Aaron.
As part of the ceremony, Aaron will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree.
I don't remember my commencement speaker, and clearly many 2012 graduates may not know who Aaron is. But, he's a wonderful man and great choice.
The event is open to the public, so get up early Sunday and get Downtown if you've never seen Aaron speak and want to see a true sports legend.
A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.
He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.
Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.
He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.
He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.