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Posted on Tue, Feb 19, 2013 : 6:57 p.m.

'Dexter' TV show writer, Discount Tire exec named EMU spring commencement speakers

By Kellie Woodhouse

Eastern Michigan University alumni now working in entertainment and business fields will speak at the school's spring commencement.

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Eastern Michigan University commencement in 2011.

The executive story editor for the award-winning Showtime television series "Dexter" will speak during the morning ceremony of EMU's commencement on April 28.

Television producer Scott Reynolds graduated from EMU in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature, Film Studies and Theatre. When he returns to his alma mater for the speech, he will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Arts and Letters.

Reynolds began freelance writing for "Dexter" in 2007 and was named a staff writer one year later. He was promoted to story editor in 2009 and executive story editor in 2010.

Robert Holman, Jr., a retired executive from Discount Tire Company, will speak at the 2 p.m. ceremony and be awarded an honorary Doctor of Business Administration.

Holman began working at Discount Tire while a student at EMU. He graduated in 1974 with a bachelor’s of business administration in accounting and eventually rose the ranks at Discount Tire's Arizona headquarters, retiring in 2008 at the company's executive vice president and chief accounting officer.

The EMU Board of Regents approved the speakers during its meeting Tuesday.

Kellie Woodhouse covers higher education for Reach her at or 734-623-4602 and follow her on twitter.



Wed, Feb 20, 2013 : 1:07 p.m.

Maybe the Dexter writer could write an episode where a Tire executive is somehow involved. You can guess how that might go.