Melinda Gates to speak to Duke grads

Bill and Melinda Gates

November 28, 2012 7:52:56 AM PST
Duke University says Melinda Gates will be the school's 2013 featured commencement speaker.

The school is Gates' alma mater. The businesswoman, philanthropist, and spouse of Microsoft found Bill Gates graduated in 1986. She got a master's degree in business the following year.

She's scheduled to speak to graduates on Sunday, May 12, 2013.

"I can't think of a more inspiring way to send our students forth to their careers than to have Melinda Gates speak at our commencement," said Duke President Richard H. Brodhead in a news release. "A double Duke graduate, she gives us a shining example of the difference a compassionate advocate can make in the world."

More details about commencement will be available at

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