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Media Advisory: Jill Abramson confirmed to deliver Wake Forest University Commencement address

By Katie Neal, 336-758-6141, media@wfu.edu; Cheryl Walker, 336-758-6073, media@wfu.edu Office of Communications and External Relations

Jill Abramson, former Executive Editor of the New York Times, has confirmed that she will deliver the Commencement address at Wake Forest University on Monday, May 19.

A Commencement Speaker Advisory Committee comprised of students, faculty, staff and administrators provided input on the speaker selection process. On Thursday, Wake Forest President Nathan Hatch re-affirmed the University’s invitation to her.

“I cannot think of a better message for the Class of 2014 than that of resilience,” said President Nathan Hatch. “Jill Abramson’s accomplishments speak for themselves, and I am confident she will have an inspiring and timely message for our graduates.”

Media wishing to attend the ceremony should send requests to the Wake Forest News Office at media@wfu.edu by Friday, May 16, 2014. A member of the News Office will confirm specific details regarding credentials, parking, and other logistics for each request.

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