WHO: John Legend, musician, humanitarian and Penn alumnus, will present the main Commencement address and receive an honorary doctor of music degree.
Other honorary degree recipients are Eugenio Calabi, a Penn professor emeritus of mathematics and founder of the “Calabi Conjecture” regarding the structure of certain abstract spaces; Johnnetta Betsch Cole, director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art; Edna Adan Ismail, health-care advocate, educator and founder of the Edna Adan Maternity Hospital in Somaliland; Raymond G. Perelman, a generous Penn benefactor for whom, in addition to his late wife, Penn’s medical school is named and CEO of the multinational RGP Holdings Inc.; Olympia J. Snowe, a former United States Senator from Maine; George A. Weiss, Penn alum, generous benefactor, president of George Weiss Associates Inc., CEO of Weiss Multi-Strategy Advisors LLC and founder of Say Yes to Education.
WHERE: Franklin Field, 33rd and Spruce streets
WHEN: May 19, 2014, 8:30 a.m.
Reporters, photographers and videographers are required to check in by 8:30 a.m. at the Franklin Field ticket office on 33rd Street, near Spruce Street, for media credentials.
The procession of honorary-degree recipients and about 5,000 graduates enters Franklin Field at approximately 9:30 a.m. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m.
A media platform and mult-box will be available.
Additional information about Commencement is available at http://www.upenn.edu/commencement/event/index.html.