University of Lincoln students had a special guest at their graduation ceremony at the cathedral on Wednesday.
Stand-up comedian and actor Reginald D Hunter was awarded an honorary doctor of arts degree at the graduation ceremony of University of Lincoln.
The famous American actor, writer and comedian is well known for his appearances in various TV shows like Have I Got News For You and The Unbelievable Truth amongst many others.
Upon receiving the award, Reginald said he felt incredibly humbled. He advised the achievers to “find out what you do that is really funny, and you can only learn that if you have someone or several someones that will tell you the truth about you even when its good.”
Talking to The Lincolnite after the award ceremony, Reginald described Lincoln as “majestic”. A regular to United Kingdom, he has been to Lincoln city before and has also performed at The Engine Shed. “You turn around and there is something big and huge, all tall standing there. Its all just majestic.”
More than 800 undergraduate and postgraduate students from across the four academic colleges of University of Lincoln were awarded graduate degrees in two ceremonies in the Cathedral on Wednesday. The degrees were presented by Professor Mary Stuart, Vice Chancellor of the University.
In addition to the graduating degrees awarded to the students, Reginald D Hunter was awarded the honorary degree of arts and Willi Meixner, Chief Executive Officer of the Power and Gas Division at global engineering giant Siemens AG, was awarded an honorary doctor of engineering.