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NEW ORLEANS Actor John Larroquette will receive an honorary degree and conservationist Marcus Eriksen will serve as commencement speaker at the University of New Orleans's graduation ceremony on May 17.

Larroquette spoke with Bill Capo as he arrived in New Orleans, as you can see in the video above.

Larroquette is a New Orleans native who won four Emmy Awards for his role on the television comedy series 'Night Court' and has appeared on stage and in films. He has a recurring role on the NBC series 'Deception.'

He won a Tony Award in 2011 for his role in the revival of 'How to Succeed in Show Business Without Really Trying.'

Eriksen, a Metairie native, is executive director and co-founder of the 5 Gyres Institute, which focuses on marine conservation.

The graduation ceremonies are scheduled for 7 p.m. at the UNO Lakefront Arena.

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