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Story Ideas: Commencement 2016

May 2, 2016  |   Commencement, Events, Speakers

Commencement story ideas include both expert commentary and student examples for how to find a job in 2025, what grads are looking for in their employers, and the growing internship to full-time job trend — plus local students and trash to treasure sustainability angles.

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Looking back at 2015

December 21, 2015  |   Admissions, Campus Life, Commencement, Events, President, Student, Thrive / Wellbeing, Top Stories

Wake Forest had a newsworthy 2015, from big dollar research grants, new dean appointments and heartwarming campus traditions that continue to show that Pro Humanitate is more than a motto, it’s a way of being.

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Colbert: ‘Give yourself extra credit’

May 18, 2015  |   Admissions, Alumni, Campus Life, Commencement, Top Stories, Uncategorized

For senior Margaret Mulkerrin, comedian and late night television host Stephen Colbert offered the perfect advice for the Class of 2015. “Do yourself a favor: Be an easy grader. Score yourself on a curve. Give yourself extra credit.”

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Graduation trifecta for parents of triplets

May 14, 2015  |   Commencement, For Parents, Student, Top Stories

What happens when triplets graduate from three different universities in three different states on three consecutive days? For Wake Forest parents John Marbach and Sherry Pressler, this weekend is going to be one wild ride.

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A new Commencement tradition

May 4, 2015  |   Commencement, Top Stories

For more than 40 years, the raising of the Commencement stage and a tent cover on the Quad have been a treasured part of graduation. This year, the University has updated and refined the experience for graduates and their guests.

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