by Pamela Young, Published April 24, 2013
Michigan native Scott Reynolds, award-winning story editor for Showtime's hit thriller "Dexter," will speak at Eastern Michigan University's commencement Sunday, April 28. The ceremony starts at 9:30 a.m. in Eastern's Convocation Center, 799 N. Hewitt, Ypsilanti.
Reynolds, who graduated from Eastern Michigan in 1995, will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Arts and Letters.
"Dexter" features a police forensics expert moonlighting as a killer who goes after criminals who have escaped justice. The American Film Industry named Dexter "TV Program of the Year for 2007 and 2008.
Reynolds will also discuss, "How to Begin a Life of Crime or Television Writing: A Q & A," Saturday, April 27,1 p.m., in 107 Quirk Theatre. The event is free and open to the public.
Reynolds began freelancing for the show in 2007 and was named staff writer one year later. He was promoted to story editor in 2009 and executive story editor in 2010.
Approximately 2,500 students are eligible to participate in Eastern's two spring ceremonies. The morning ceremony honors graduates from the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Technology.
The afternoon ceremony, which begins at 2 p.m., will have graduates from the College of Business, the College of Education and the College of Health and Human Services.
Robert Holman, a retired executive from Discount Tire Company and an alumnus, will be the commencement speaker. He will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Business Administration.
For more information, contact Pam Young at 734-320-7976.