An actress and UCLA alumna will deliver the 2018 college commencement address in June, UCLA officials announced Wednesday.
Mayim Bialik, who is known for her role in the sitcom “The Big Bang Theory,” will speak at both commencement ceremonies in Pauley Pavilion on June 15.
Patricia Turner, senior dean of the UCLA College, said in a statement that Bialik has shown Bruin values through her hard work, determination and civic duty that will help inspire graduates...
Bialik was involved in different student organizations at UCLA, including serving as a student leader for the Jewish group Hillel at UCLA and writing music for UCLA’s Jewish a cappella group.
Full story at http://dailybruin.com/2018/04/04/alumna-actress-mayim-bialik-will-deliver-commencement-address-for-2018/
There is a back story here. Bialik defended UCLA after an antisemitic incident involving the undergraduate student government:
She was also the victim an antisemitic incident involving a UCLA student/employee: