Actor, CBS morning co-host announced as 2017 commencement speakers
By Rose Marie Kitchen | Published March 22, 2017
With just over two months before the graduating Kean University class of 2017 takes the stage and become graduates, the 2017 commencement speakers have been officially announced.
Actor Kal Penn and Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) morning co-host Norah O’Donnell have been announced as the undergraduate and graduate commencement speakers, according to a release by the university.
Penn will deliver the undergraduate commencement address on May 18, at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. O’Donnell will deliver the graduate commencement address on May 16, at the NJ Performing Arts Center (NJ PAC) in Newark, NJ; stated in the release.
Penn is known for his starring roles in House, 24, the Harold and Kumar franchise and Designated Survivor. From 2009 to 2011 he also served as the Associated Director at the White House office of public engagement.
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O’Donnell is known as an award-winning journalist, co-host of CBS This Morning, a correspondent for Face the Nation, a contributor to 60 Minutes and an occasional fill-in anchor for CBS Evening News. She is also the former National Broadcasting Company (NBC) chief Washington correspondent and news anchor for Weekend Today. She has reported from every continent except Antarctica.
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For more important information about commencement go to:
Undergraduate ceremony: www.kean.edu/commencement
Graduate ceremony: www.kean.edu/graduate