Brees to receive President's Medal at Tulane commencement

Brees to receive President's Medal at Tulane commencement

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Drew Brees attends the 27th Annual NFL-Sanctioned Super Bowl Breakfast at Marriott Marquis Times Square on January 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Joe Kohen/Getty Images)

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Posted on April 4, 2014 at 10:58 AM

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NEW ORLEANS — Saints quarterback Drew Brees will be honored with Tulane University’s “President’s Medal” at the school’s May 17 commencement.

Brees will be joined by jazz clarinetist Michael White in receiving the medal, Tulane President Scott Cowen announced Friday on the school’s website.

Carnegie Corporation President Vartan Gregorian, World Bicycle Relief founder F.K. Day and musician Wynton Marsalis will receive honorary degrees.

“These individuals have enjoyed extraordinary success in their professional careers but have found their greatest fulfillment in serving others,” Cowen wrote. “To me, this is the true purpose of education and why public service is such a vital part of Tulane’s curriculum.”

Marsalis also will serve as the keynote speaker at the graduation ceremonies.

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