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March 31, 2017

The Alumni Newsletter of  WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY

 

What Wake Forest connection do these three presidents have in common?

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And the speakers are ...

If your answer to the question posed in the cutline above is the biographer who will be Wake Forest's Commencement speaker, you are correct. Pulitzer Prize winner and presidential historian Jon Meacham will deliver the address to the Class of 2017 on May 15. "There is no better time for us to understand how the past informs the future," said President Nathan O. Hatch in lauding the choice of an historian. (The president is himself a noted historian.)

Meacham's books include "Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush," which became a #1 New York Times bestseller; the Pulitzer Prize-winning "American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House" and "Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power." The latest biography underway is about James and Dolley Madison.

Kathy "Killian" Noe ('80), a Distinguished Alumni Award winner and an exemplar of Pro Humanitate, will be the Baccalaureate speaker. Wake Forest Magazine features her in the current issue for her work as founder of the Recovery Cafe in Seattle, Washington. Read more about the speakers here.

Happy spring,

Maria Henson

Maria Henson ('82)
Associate Vice President and Editor-at-Large
magazine.wfu.edu

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