Commencement Archive

Gerstner to Deliver Commencement Address

May 19, 1997  |   Commencement, Events

Louis V. Gerstner Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of International Business Machines Corporation, will speak at Wake Forest University’s 1997 commencement ceremony this morning. Approximately 1,348 undergraduate and graduate students will receive diplomas during the ceremony that begins at 9 a.m. on University Plaza. Gerstner was named chairman and chief executive officer of IBM […]

IBM’s Gerstner: Computers Realize Human Dreams

May 19, 1997  |   Commencement

Louis V. Gerstner Jr., chairman and chief executive officer with International Business Machines Corp., told the 1997 graduating class from Wake Forest University today that computer technology is a vehicle for human ingenuity. “Computers are magnificent tools for the realization of our dreams, but they will never replace the dreamers. No machine can replace the […]

Six Receive Honorary Degrees during WFU commencement

May 19, 1997  |   Commencement

Nobel Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison (right in photo) was among six distinguished recipients of honorary degrees awarded by Wake Forest University during today’s commencement. The ceremony also included the awarding of diplomas to approximately 1,348 undergraduate and graduate students. The commencement address was delivered by Louis V. Gerstner Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of […]

IBM CEO to Deliver 1997 Commencement Address

October 15, 1996  |   Commencement, Events

Louis V. Gerstner Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of International Business Machines Corporation, will speak at Wake Forest University’s 1997 commencement ceremony on May 19. Before joining IBM in 1993, Gerstner spent four years as chairman and chief executive officer of RJR Nabisco Inc. Prior to his RJR appointment, Gerstner had an 11-year career […]

Beverly Sills to Speak at Wake Forest’s Convocation

September 4, 1996  |   Commencement, Events

Opera legend Beverly Sills, one of America’s most prominent advocates for the arts, will speak at Wake Forest University’s opening convocation Tuesday, Sept. 24. Sills will address “The State of the Arts” at 11 a.m. in Wait Chapel. Admission is free and open to the public. The event marks the beginning of Wake Forest’s Year […]

Mason awarded honorary degree

May 28, 1996  |   Commencement, Media Advisory

Wake Forest University awarded James Walter Mason an honorary doctor of laws degree during the university’s commencement ceremony on May 20.

Nunn to graduates: rebuild nation’s moral fabric

May 20, 1996  |   Commencement, Media Advisory

U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn delivered a message of civic and family responsibility today to the 1996 graduating class from Wake Forest University.

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