|AOL co-founder, investor and philanthropist Steve Case to speak at May Commencement|
|Tuesday, October 23, 2012|
Steve Case, co-founder of America Online, chair of the Case Foundation and chairman and CEO of Revolution, will give the spring Commencement address at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Chancellor Holden Thorp will preside during the ceremony on May 12, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. in Kenan Stadium. Case also will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree.
Thorp chose Case in consultation with the University’s Commencement Speaker Selection Committee, whose members include students and faculty.
Case is no stranger to UNC-Chapel Hill, which launched Innovate@Carolina: Important Ideas for a Better World. He spoke to a campus audience and participated with Thorp in the first national forum of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE) held at the Kenan-Flagler Business School. Case co-chairs the council.
Steve co-founded America Online (AOL) in 1985, when the Internet was in its infancy. Under Steve’s leadership, AOL became the world’s largest and most valuable Internet company, and helped drive the worldwide adoption of a medium that has transformed business and society.
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