Chris Tucker to get honorary degree at Morris Brown commencement

Chris Tucker will receive an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Morris Brown College.
Caption
Chris Tucker will receive an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Morris Brown College.

Credit: MATT CARR / GETTY IMAGES

Credit: MATT CARR / GETTY IMAGES

Dennis Kimbro, an author and business school professor at Clark Atlanta University, will provide the keynote address at Morris Brown College's upcoming commencement ceremony.

Seventeen students will graduate, including Sam Smith, who spent 50 years working at MARTA before retiring at 71 and returning to Morris Brown to complete his degree.

The commencement is May 20 at 4 p.m. at Big Bethel AME church.

Caption
Author and Atlanta business professor Dennis Kimbro will deliver the keynote speech at Morris Brown College’s 2017 commencement ceremony.

Author and Atlanta business professor Dennis Kimbro will deliver the keynote speech at Morris Brown College’s 2017 commencement ceremony.
Caption
Author and Atlanta business professor Dennis Kimbro will deliver the keynote speech at Morris Brown College’s 2017 commencement ceremony.

Honorary degrees will be given to seven people, including an honorary Doctorate of Letters to Kimbro, an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters to NBA Hall of Famer and David T. Howard High School graduate Walter "Clyde" Frazier and an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts to actor Chris Tucker.

Frazier is from Atlanta, and Tucker hails from DeKalb County.

Other Morris Brown coverage:

Caption
Dr. Stanley Pritchett, president of Morris Brown College, discusses fundraising efforts to renovate the Atlanta-based HBCU.