Tim Cook, Apple CEO recently accepted the invitation to deliver the commencement speech at Gallaudet University.
Gallaudet University is an educational institution for the deafblind, deaf and hard of hearing. A Twitter exchange revealed a video of Molly Feanny, a student speaker at Gallaudet inviting Cook to speak on May 13 for the school’s 152nd Commencement.
In the minute-long video, Feanny used American Sign Language to say that they (the university) would be honoured to have Cook deliver the commencement address, accompanied by a voiceover and subtitles.
Cook responded on Twitter and said that he’d be honoured to accept the invitation. After the confirmation, the university launched a formal press release where Cook was met with high regard by Gallaudet University President Roberta Cordano.
The 152nd Commencement will be the first in-person ceremony held in Gallaudet since the onset of COVID. The last commencement speech by Cook was in 2020 at the Ohio State University.