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Commencement 2015 Overview

Colbert: ‘Give yourself extra credit’

For senior Margaret Mulkerrin, 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,” the comedian and late night television host said, while encouraging graduates to set their own standards for success as they transition out of the classroom. More »

Hatch Addresses Graduates

President Nathan O. Hatch, in his remarks to the Class of 2015, said “Graduation is also a great time to breathe in another sense—to stop and think about the larger contours of your own life. This is a pivotal moment, one that calls for breathing room, space for you to reflect on the journey ahead.” More »

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Full text of Stephen Colbert’s address »


Meet the Class of 2015


Senior profiles from the Old Gold & Black »


A new home for Campus Kitchen

Oriana WrightOriana Wright, a senior biology major from Austin, Texas, has been volunteering with Campus Kitchen since her first-year. Wright was originally drawn to Campus Kitchen based on her volunteer experience in high school, but quickly fell in love with the passion and commitment of Campus Kitchen to the community.

Sonar-assisted human navigation

Jack Janes and Dominic PradoJack Janes, a senior computer science major; Dominic Prado, a senior biology major; and Ran Chang, a sophomore computer science major, began brainstorming during the first STEM incubator meeting of the Fall 2014 semester.

DashPop: School of Rock

“We thought it would be an awesome opportunity for us to become a part of a growing movement of arts, music and creativity in this city,” said senior Jim Le, who sings and plays various instruments in folk-Americana band Stranger Season.


More Senior Stories

» John Marbach: An investment in wellbeing
» Andrew Wilcox: A way to save the Amazon?
» Jalissa Smith: Wake Forest launches ‘Thrive’
» Solomon Jordan and Natalie Brashear: Play shines light on Radium Girls’ history
» Sonia Kuguru: Building community
» Madeline Crego: Wake Forest “Hits the Bricks” for cancer
» Cecilia Rambarat: New eyes on science
» David Hughes: Internship on the world’s stage
» David Hale and Sean Taylor: Research Day, a hallmark event
» Victoria Lawton and Dianne Uwayo: Project Pumpkin: Carrying on tradition
» Blair Bryce: Building community from scratch
» Lee Mendenhall, Bryson Rominger, Stephanie Campbell and Ekta Patel: Students support Missions of Mercy
» Elizabeth Carlson: It’s finals week – take time to ‘ZieSta’
» Nehemiah Rolle and Joe LeDuc: Committed to making a difference
» Ty Kraniak: WFU grads are launching careers
» Marshall Shaffer: Media Advisory: Academy awards story ideas
» Shoshanna Goldin: Interfaith focus
» Abdulmalik Obaid : Media Advisory: WFU senior receives prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship
» Daniel Buchen and Ekta Patel: A dinner dilemma
» Cat Draper, Anna Morten and Jordan Schuler: Students ring in 10th anniversary of Wake ‘N Shake
» Nine named Fulbright scholars

More Senior Photos

» Focus on the Forest
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