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Commencement 2013

Ifill to graduates: ‘Care about something’

Around 1,700 graduates and their families gathered on Hearn Plaza under cloudy skies for the 2013 Commencement Ceremony. In her speech, Gwen Ifill, managing editor and moderator of “Washington Week” and senior correspondent for the “PBS NewsHour,” urged graduates to find a cause that they believe in and use what they have learned to “affect the lives of those around you.” More »

President HatchHatch addresses graduates

President Nathan O. Hatch, in his remarks to the Class of 2013, said, “My challenge today is not for you to lower your sights. Dream big. Make no small plans. But in order to do so, you will also have to ramp up your grit score.” More »

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Meet the Class of 2013


Senior profiles from the Old Gold & Black »


Eleven chosen as Fulbright scholars

fulbrightFrom researching regenerative medicine in Sweden to teaching in Vietnam, 11 Wake Forest students and recent graduates have been awarded Fulbright scholarships to go abroad during the 2013-1014 academic year.

Fifteen grads to start careers here

fellowsAs most seniors prepare for life after Wake Forest, a small group of talented students have decided to start their careers here, at “Mother, So Dear.” After commencement, 15 recent graduates will stay at Wake Forest for at least another year.


More Senior Stories

» Yasmin Bendaas: Vanishing Ink
» Danielle Gallant: Life lessons from the City of Joy
» Ethan Groce: Lead Where You Live
» Bentrice Jusu: Juggling documentaries, non-profit
» Kory Riemensperger: Wake Radio
» Jawad Wahabzada: Telling the world’s stories

More Senior Photos

» Focus on the Forest
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