Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian Jon Meacham will deliver Wake Forest University’s commencement address on Monday, May 15. The ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. on Hearn Plaza.
The event is not open to the public and parking passes will be required to enter campus. All members of the media are also asked to carry their own media credentials. Morning television crews may arrive as early as 5 a.m. The livestream will be available at go.wfu.edu/wfu17.
More details on commencement and baccalaureate speakers are available here.
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Despite losing her vision three years ago, Kathryn Webster entered Wake Forest to pursue a dual degree in mathematics and business. Webster succeeded, making sure her lack of sight did not get in the way of her vision for the future.
Dwayne Peterkin is a first-generation college student who grew up in the neighborhood that made headlines for Freddie Gray’s death. Peterkin, a former cheerleader, served on the executive committees of his fraternity, Chi Psi; Trailblaze, a student-run organization committed to ending sexual assault; and Momentum Crew, a hip-hop dance group.
Small-town girl and world traveler Sarah Rudasill received research fellowships to study in Costa Rica and South Africa, completed a study abroad program at the University of Cambridge, and conducted biomedical research in spinal cord regeneration.
Quadruplet Moises Castano was born in Bogota, Columbia. His family came to the United States when he was eight. After graduating, he and his best friend will be working on a startup that tackles the issue of the opioid epidemic in America.
Economics major Philip Kayser had roles in 10 Wake Forest theatre productions, including the lead role in MacBeth. He is headed to Wake Forest School of Medicine in the fall.