Publication Date

Spring 5-5-2002

Streaming Media


The recording of this event was originally filmed on SVHS tape and digitized in 2018. The text for Faison's speech is available at


Frankie R. Faison '71 delivers the Commencement address "Master of my Fate/Captain of my Soul." He earned the M.F.A. in theatre from New York University and has performed in theatre, television and films. At IWU, performed in many School of Theatre Arts productions, was an All-State tight end on IWU's football team, played tennis, was active in the Black Student Association and a member of Theta Chi fraternity. Faison received the IWU Minority Alumni Network Award in 1996.


Higher Education



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