Michael Keaton

photo of Michael Keaton
KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

Kent State University awarded thousands of degrees over the weekend, including a Doctor of Humane Letters to actor Michael Keaton.

About three-dozen Kent State digital media and film production students got the chance to meet Keaton before Saturday’s commencement ceremony, asking him about his career and his time at Kent State in the early 1970s.

Keaton studied speech and journalism at Kent State before leaving to pursue a career in acting.  He says he considers journalism “extraordinarily” important.