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The Offspring’s Dexter Holland set to speak at commencement for USC medical school

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The Offspring frontman Dexter Holland will be giving the commencement address at graduation ceremony for the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine.

The event will mark a return to USC for Holland, who graduated from the college in 2017 with a PhD in molecular biology.

“Clearly, Dr. Holland has a passion for both music and science,” says Peggy Farnham, PhD, vice dean for health and biomedical science education. “I hope that his experiences will demonstrate to our students, and to our community, that science can be an integral part of all lives.”

We can only guess that Holland’s speech will at some point include the phrase “You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid.”

The commencement will take place on May 14, and will address PhD, MPH, and MS graduate students.

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