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Ex-Saints coach to address Loyola grads, get honorary degree

Sean Payton Saints
Posted at 10:35 AM, Mar 27, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-27 11:35:36-04

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Retired New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton will be the speaker at Loyola University's spring commencement ceremonies.

Payton also will receive an honorary doctor of letters degree at the May 14 ceremonies.

Loyola's announcement adds that others receiving honorary degrees will include musician George Porter, Jr.; Holocaust survivor Anne Levy; and New Orleans health director Dr. Jennifer Avegno, who led the city's efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Rev. Gregory Boyle will receive an honorary degree in recognition of his work with former gang leaders.

The Loyola law school's speaker will be retired Judge Calvin Johnson, the first Black person elected to serve on the state bench in Orleans Parish.

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