April commencement speakers named

 

Eastern Michigan University has chosen two alumni to deliver commencement addresses for the dual April 16 graduation ceremonies.

Robert Skandalaris, owner of Quantum Ventures of Michigan, LLC, will speak at the 2 p.m. ceremony, and Steven Tapper, partner and vice president of Tapper’s Diamonds and Fine Jewelry, will speak at the 10 a.m. ceremony.

The nominations must be approved by the Board of Regents.

Tapper received a dual degree in education with an emphasis in fine arts education from EMU in 1976.

“As a graduate of Eastern Michigan University, I use the knowledge and experience that I gained while earning my degree in fine arts and education to guide me in my career choices,” Tapper said in a media release. “Each day, I use the skill sets developed through my education as I move forward.”

Skandalaris received a master’s degree in accounting from EMU in 1976.

Both are set to receive honorary degrees from the university at the ceremonies.