The New England Institute of Technology has announced its plans for graduation day. The school’s 82nd commencement will take place on Sunday, May 7, at the Amica Mutual Pavilion in Providence. Oscar-winning actress Marlee Matlin will be the keynote speaker. Matlin, who was the first deaf actor to receive an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her debut role in “Children of a Lesser God,” has also appeared in several TV shows and has earned four Emmy nominations. Additionally, former Congressman Jim Langevin will receive a Doctor of Humane Letters from NEIT for his years of public service, during which he worked to improve cybersecurity, advance career and technical education, and create opportunities for students with disabilities. Langevin has been a leader in the disability community, and NEIT wrote in a news release that he helped to open doors and remove obstacles for people with disabilities. An image of Langevin is included in the post, and there is a related link to an article about his new role at URI.

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