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MIAMI (CBSmiami/AP) — The University of Miami students will be treated to a big-name speaker at their commencement ceremony – singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffet.

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The university says Buffet will speak Friday when during the combined graduation for six of the university’s schools, including the school of music.

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The Margaritaville singer is also a best-selling author, philanthropist and businessman.

Buffett is active with environmental causes, such as the Save the Manatees Club, which he co-founded in 1981. Last month, he performed at the Florida Capitol, to rally the cause of buying Everglades land from a sugar company for preservation.

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