A Law & Order actor and Buffalo-native will be speaking at Buffalo State College's graduation.

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Actor Jesse Martin, who is known for his role as Detective Ed Green on Law & Order, will be at Buffalo State on May 18th for graduation, according to WKBW! He will speak at both the undergrad and grad ceremonies. He will also be presented with a SUNY honorary doctor of fine arts degree. He was born in Virginia, but his family moved to Buffalo when he was in school. He attended elementary school at Campus School/College Learning Laboratory, which was on Buff State's campus. He also attended the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts.

“I, Jesse L. Martin, formally and humbly accept the honor of giving the 2019 Commencement Speech at Buffalo State College. I also, very proudly, accept the Honorary Doctorate that your amazing institution has offered to bestow upon me. It is not lost on me the degree of importance this honor carries. As a child of the Buffalo Public School system, who attended elementary school on your beautiful campus, this is a dream come true.”

~ Jesse Martin

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