Tom Brokaw to speak at High Point University graduation

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HIGH POINT — Journalist Tom Brokaw will speak at High Point University’s commencement in May 2015.

Tom Brokaw (courtesy of High Point University)

Tom Brokaw (courtesy of High Point University)

Brokaw, 74, is best known as the anchor and managing editor for “NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw,” a job he held for 22 years until he stepped down in 2004. He’s now a special correspondent for NBC, where he has spent his entire journalism career.

“Tom Brokaw has touched the lives of millions through his powerful storytelling on relevant issues,” says Dr. Nido Qubein, HPU president. “Many generations have relied on him to deliver compelling content from around the world. We are honored to have him share his wisdom and experiences with our students.”

Brokaw has won numerous awards for his work, including Emmys and Peabodys. He has published six books, including “The Greatest Generation” in 1998.

Brokaw will become part of an extraordinary lineup of HPU Commencement Speakers, including Gen. Colin Powell, former secretary of state, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and national security advisor; former First Lady Laura Bush; Rudy Giuliani, former New York City Mayor; and Dr. Bill Cosby.

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