New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg will address WFU grads May 19

Michael R. Bloomberg, mayor of New York City and founder of the financial services and news media company Bloomberg L.P., will deliver Wake Forest University’s commencement address and receive an honorary doctor of laws degree May 19.

Approximately 1,456 students – 835 undergraduate, 621 graduate and professional – will graduate during the outdoor ceremony on Wake Forest’s University Plaza (the Quad).

Bloomberg, author of the autobiography “Bloomberg by Bloomberg,” became the 108th mayor of the world’s second largest city in 2002.

Wake Forest will award four other honorary degrees during the ceremony, including an honorary doctor of science degree to U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona.

Media Note: Transcripts of Bloomberg’s address, as well as downloadable audio files and beta video clips from the ceremony will be available. Contact Sarah Mansell at 336-758-4393 or to arrange coverage or request more information.

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