More than 1,600 graduates and their families gathered on Hearn Plaza under cloudy skies for the 2011 Commencement Ceremony. In her speech, “For Humanity,” PepsiCo CEO Indra K. Nooyi urged graduates to keep their curiosity and stay positive. Read more »
President Nathan O. Hatch, in his remarks to the Class of 2011, said he hoped their Wake Forest education had whetted their appetite for a life of learning. “The very reason a University exists — its heart and soul — is to inspire passion to learn, explore, discover, understand.” Read more »
Senior Bo-Shan Xiang, who is on a mission to build American interest in the study of philosophy, has been awarded a Marshall Scholarship. Xiang plans to study metaethics at the University of St. Andrews.
Senior Lisa Northrop was one of 34 college students from across North Carolina to receive the Community Impact Student Award and a volunteer recognition certificate of appreciation from Governor Beverly Perdue.
For as long as he can remember, senior biology major William Oelsner wanted to be a physician. Then he discovered that by joining science know-how and business savvy, he could improve lives more than one patient at a time.
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Though her parents encouraged her to try a wide variety of sports and activities, dance was “the only thing that stuck,” says Ryann DuRant, a senior communication major and Presidential Scholar in Dance.
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