Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
FILE - Utah Valley University graduates line up for commencement in Orem Thursday, April 30, 2015.

OREM — CNN political anchor Wolf Blitzer will give the keynote address at Utah Valley University's 77th commencement exercises on May 3 at the UCCU Center.

Convocations for the University's individual colleges and schools will be held the next day.

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During the ceremony, honorary degrees will be conferred upon Blitzer; the Rev. France Davis, of Calvary Baptist Church; author and speaker Stephanie Nielson; and Jeffrey L. Sermon, president/CEO of Utah Community Credit Union.

Blitzer, host of "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer," began his career reporting for the Reuters News Agency in Tel Aviv, Israel, in 1972. The Jerusalem Post then hired him as its correspondent in Washington, D.C., after which he joined CNN in 1990. He became the network's lead White House correspondent and eventually began anchoring news programs.