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Actress Kerry Washington will deliver the commencement speech for the class of 2013 at her alma mater George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

The “Scandal” star, will also receive an honorary degree. Washington completed her degree in anthropology and sociology at GW in 1998 and graduated magna cum laude.

She admits she’s a bit nervous to speak at the May 19th ceremony on the National Mall. “I’m terrified. I want to have a positive impact on these students.”

George Washington President Steven Knapp said,“I am delighted that Ms. Washington has agreed to give the Commencement address. She has captured the imagination of our students, and they will benefit greatly, as they head out into the world, from hearing her perspective both as an alumna and as a highly successful actor on stage, in film and on television.”

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