- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 14, 2014

UNIVERSITY PARK, Ill. (AP) - Author Scott Turow and jazz musician Orbert Davis are set to receive honorary degrees from Governors State University.

The university announced Tuesday that Turow and Davis also will be guest speakers on the University Park campus later this month.

Governors State President Elaine P. Maimon says both Turow and Davis “enthrall their audiences” and “reflect GSU’s commitment to scholarship, the arts and public service.”

Turow has written nine best-sellers, including “Presumed Innocent” and “Identical.” The former federal prosecutor is now a criminal defense attorney in Chicago.

Davis is a trumpeter, composer and educator who won an Emmy award for the PBS documentary “DuSable to Obama: Chicago’s Black Metropolis.” He was a music consultant for the Tom Hanks film “Road to Perdition.”

Commencement is scheduled for Friday.

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