Norbert Leo Butz Named Webster’s 2013 Commencement Speaker

| April 12, 2013

Norbert Leo Butz is Webster University’s 2013 commencement speaker.

Tony Award Winner and Webster University alumnus Norbert Leo Butz will deliver the commencement address and receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at Webster University’s 2013 commencement ceremony, to be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, at The Muny in Forest Park.

“We are delighted to welcome Norbert Leo Butz back to Webster University and to honor him at our commencement,” said President Beth Stroble.

“The story of his career success and his personal commitment to the victims of sexual violence inspire us, and we are eager to hear his address to Webster graduates. Students come to our Conservatory from around the country to develop their talents and make their dreams come true.

“It is heartening to see the success that Norbert has achieved in his career, and his example encourages us to use our talents to benefit the larger community.”

Butz was born and raised in St. Louis and received a bachelor’s of fine arts from Webster’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts program in the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts in 1990. He received the Outstanding Alumni Award from the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts in 2000.

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