Gallaudet University starting address to be provided by Tim Cook

Apple CEO Tim Cook recently accepted an invitation to deliver the opening address at Gallaudet University.

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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 start.

In the minute-long video, Feanny said in American Sign Language that she (the university) would be honored if Cook delivered the opening address, accompanied by a voiceover and subtitles.

Cook reacted to Twitter and said he would be honored to accept the invitation. Following the confirmation, the university issued a formal press release in which Cook was highly regarded by Roberta Cordano, president of Gallaudet University.

The 152nd Commencement will be the first in-person ceremony held in Gallaudet since the onset of COVID. Cook’s last inaugural address was at Ohio State University in 2020.

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