Duke University has announced that Tim Cook to deliver the 2018 commencement address on May 13 in Wallace Wade Stadium on the university's campus in Durham, North Carolina. Cook, of course, is a Duke alum himself, having graduated from the school’s Fuqua School of Business with his MBA.


Duke University President Vincent E. Price made the announcement, touting that Cook’s accomplishments at both Apple and in his advocacy for social justice. Duke’s graduation will be held on Sunday, May 13, 2018.

"I am absolutely delighted that Tim Cook will be returning to campus as this spring's commencement speaker," said [Duke President Vincent E.] Price. "Throughout his career, Tim has embodied Duke's values of innovation and service to society, whether through his contributions to Apple's groundbreaking technology or his advocacy for social justice. I can imagine no better person, and no bigger Duke fan, to inspire the Class of 2018."

In addition to the press release, however, Price, along with its commencement speakers Kavya Sekar, Matthew King, shared an Animoji video to make the announcement. Cook also makes a surprise in the video, with he making an appearance as the fox, saying he's thrilled to be joining Duke students on their big day.

Aside from this year's upcoming appearance at Duke, Cook has been delivered a number of other commencement addresses. The Apple CEO gave his commencement addresses at MIT in 2017. In recent years which he delivered the address at Auburn and George Washington University.


Via 9to5Mac And MacRumors

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