YOUNGSTOWN - Native son Ed O'Neill will be returning to Youngstown State University.
O'Neill, 66, who currently stars in the hit television show "Modern Family," will attend YSU's spring commencement 10 a.m. May 18, where he will receive an honorary Doctor of Arts degree.
O'Neill graduated from Ursuline High School, and attended The Ohio State University and YSU.
Due to the increasing number of those wishing to attend and in order to ensure adequate seating, tickets are required for entry and will be given to about 1,000 undergraduate students who will receive diplomas at the ceremony.
YSU president Cynthia E. Anderson, who retires June 30, will speak during the afternoon commencement at 2:30 p.m., where only 200 graduate students will receive degrees. Tickets are not required for the afternoon ceremony.