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Martin Sheen to deliver La Roche College commencement address

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Martin Sheen will give the commencement speech at La Roche College in May.

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Thursday, March 21, 2013, 1:33 p.m.
 

Actor and social activist Martin Sheen will deliver the commencement address at La Roche College's 48th commencement on May 4, the school announced Thursday.

Sheen also will receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters.

La Roche, founded in 1963 by the Sisters of Divine Providence, invited Sheen as part of the McCandless school's 50th anniversary celebration.

“The causes that Martin Sheen has been dedicated to mirror the long-established mission of La Roche: educating future leaders who work for mercy, compassion, generosity and justice,” said Sister Candace Introcaso, college president.

Sheen appeared as President Josiah Bartlet in the TV series “The West Wing” and has had roles in more than 100 movies, including “Apocalypse Now.”

He has been an activist for peace and social justice issues and in 1982, he donated his salary for the film “Gandhi” to charity.

 

 
 


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