Pulitizer Prize-Winning Cartoonist Garry Trudeau is Macaulay’s 2017 Commencement Speaker

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Garry Trudeau

Macaulay Honors College at CUNY proudly announces that Garry Trudeau, the first comic strip artist to win a Pulitzer Prize, will serve as the 2017 Commencement speaker. Trudeau will address Macaulay’s 500 graduates on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 3pm at the United Palace Theater in upper Manhattan.

“We are thrilled to have Garry Trudeau for this year’s commencement ceremony,” said Mary C. Pearl, Ph.D., Dean of Macaulay. “With a keen eye and sharp sense of humor, Trudeau has tackled difficult subjects ranging from mental health to military intervention to the battle lines of personal and political conflict that have challenged our society over the past five decades. His thoughtful approach, his sensitivity, and his deep civic engagement exemplify Macaulay’s highest ideals.”

Trudeau has provided political and social commentary through the influential, creative and accessible medium of comic strips since 1970. He is also the creator and executive producer of the Amazon Studios political comedy series Alpha House. He recently completed his new book, Yuge, which covers 30 years of Donald Trump appearing in his Doonesbury cartoon strip.

Trudeau graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor’s and a Master’s of Fine Arts degree.

About Macaulay Honors College

Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York offers exceptional students a uniquely personalized education with access to the vast resources of the nation’s largest urban university and the largest city, New York City. Selected for their top high school records and leadership potential, Macaulay students receive a full tuition scholarship*, a laptop and technology support, and exclusive access to apply for grants from a Macaulay fund to pursue global learning, research and service opportunities. Macaulay students enroll in one of eight CUNY senior colleges: Baruch, Brooklyn, City, Hunter, John Jay, Lehman, and Queens Colleges and the College of Staten Island. For more information, see macaulay.cuny.edu.

*Students must meet CUNY NYS residency requirements for in-state tuition to receive the Macaulay tuition scholarship.