Two Purdue Engineers to speak at August Commencement

Two Purdue Engineers will speak at August 7 commencement: student responder Tanmay Das (mechanical engineering) and morning keynote speaker Jocelyn Wong (agricultural and biological engineering).
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Commencement speakers Tanmay Das (l) and Jocelyn Wong

Das (BSME '21) will deliver the student response at summer commencement at Elliott Hall of Music.

Wong (ABE '96), chief customer officer for Gopuff, the keynote speaker for the morning ceremony.

Wong serves as the chief customer officer for Gopuff, a late-stage startup that delivers consumer goods in less than 30 minutes in more than 650 U.S. cities. Before Gopuff, she served as the chief marketing officer for Lowe’s. During her 24-year career, she has held numerous leadership roles at Safeway, Family Dollar and Procter & Gamble, where she began her career as a process engineer before transitioning into brand management. As a Purdue student in 1994, Wong and her team created soy crayons as part of Soybean Innovation Competition's innovation competition.

After no in-person commencement ceremonies in 2020 and two in-person commencement ceremonies in May due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Purdue University will host two in-person ceremonies on Aug. 7 in Elliott Hall of Music. At the ceremonies, 1,409 candidates are eligible to participate, including 474 undergraduates, 529 master’s, 393 Ph.D. and 13 professional program students. Also participating in the ceremonies will be 106 alumni who were not able to participate in previous commencement ceremonies — 48 undergraduates, 29 master’s, 28 Ph.D. and one professional program alumni.

Source: Purdue News Service, Purdue’s August commencement ceremonies to celebrate students, families and traditions