A Cosby for Celebration
Hey, hey, hey! He’s got an immediately identifiable smile and a voice that can make Jell-O fly off shelves, and he lent both—plus his comedic prowess—to the University of Baltimore’s 115th graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremony, May 21 at the Patricia and Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric. Bill Cosby, the entertainer perhaps best known as The Cosby Show’s iconic Dr. Cliff Huxtable, provided the keynote address to a standing-room-only crowd that also filled several overflow spaces.
Cosby, who put UB in the national spotlight when CNN named him among its top 10 “big-name college commencement speakers” May 13, told the audience, “I want you to be known as the kind of graduates who [will] take [your] education and will show up, no matter where it is, and … do great work because [you] have pride in [yourselves].”