Duke University has announced that Tim Cook, who attended the institute in 1988 and has served on the Board of Trustees since 2015, will be delivering the 2018 commencement address at the Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, North Carolina on May 13th.
Tim Cook was revealed as the address speaker through a brief Animoji video shared by the university in which Tim featured as the Animoji Fox, finishing his reveal with “Go Blue Devils”, the institutes basketball team.
University’s President, Price said…
I am absolutely delighted that Tim Cook will be returning to campus as this spring’s commencement speaker,” said 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.
From the first day I walked onto campus more than 30 years ago, Duke has been a source of inspiration and pride for me — both professionally and through the deep personal friendships that have endured to this day,” said Cook. “It’s my honor to be returning to salute the class of 2018 as they begin the next chapter of their lives as Duke graduates.
The video features Duke University students Kavya Sekar, Matthew King, and University President, Price.