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Actor, comedian, M.D. Ken Jeong to give Convocation address

Actor, comedian, M.D. Ken Jeong to give Convocation address

Actor and comedian Ken Jeong, who rose to fame with the “Hangover” film series and “The Masked Singer” – and who’s a licensed physician and anti-racism advocate – will give the keynote address at Senior Convocation, Thursday, May 25, at 1 p.m. in Barton Hall.

The student-run 2023 Convocation Committee announced the selection April 26.

“Ken Jeong was a highly coveted speaker and, from the beginning, our committee was thrilled about the prospect of having him join the Class of ’23,” said Yasmin Ballew ’23, chair of the committee. “Of the many names we discussed, he stood out for his passion, commitment to advocacy and, of course, his humor.”

Senior Convocation is a celebration of the accomplishments of the undergraduate graduating class. The event is geared toward December 2022 and May 2023 undergraduate graduates; graduate and professional students and current Cornell community members will be invited as space allows.

“For many, Convocation signifies accomplishment,” Ballew said. “As a student-run event, it is a time to celebrate all that our class has accomplished on the journey to graduation, to reflect on our trials and successes, and to consider how we can continue ‘to do the greatest good.’"

For more details, see the full story on the Cornell Chronicle.