WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — U.S. Sen. Mark Warner will be the College of William and Mary’s commencement speaker this spring.

The Daily Press reports that the Virginia Democrat will give the address May 12.

During the ceremony, the NASA mathematician who inspired “Hidden Figures,” Katherine Johnson, will be honored and receive an honorary doctorate of science degree from President Taylor Reveley. A news release says health issues will prevent Johnson from attending, but she will provide videotaped remarks.

The university’s first three black residential students, Lynn Briley, Karen Ely and Janet Brown Strafer, will also receive honorary doctorates.


Information from: Daily Press, http://www.dailypress.com/