'Dexter' TV show writer, Discount Tire exec named EMU spring commencement speakers
Eastern Michigan University alumni now working in entertainment and business fields will speak at the school's spring commencement.
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.