Vermont's upcoming commencement season is going to have some star power.
Northern Vermont University-Johnson announced that Cyndi Lauper is going to deliver the commencement address on May 18.
The 65-year-old singer, songwriter and activist attended what was then known as Johnson State College in the 1970s. She didn't earn a degree but launched a career that included 15 Grammy nominations. She produced hits like "Girls Just Want to Have Fun,'' "Time After Time,'' and "True Colors.''
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In making the announcement, NVU President Elaine Collins described Lauper as a "creative genius'' and a "leading voice in issues of social justice.''
The 65-year-old is known for her advocacy work in the LGBT community. She'll be awarded an honorary doctorate of letters.