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March 27, 2015

The Alumni Newsletter of  WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY

Colbert has told grads his dreams once included a kimono, his beard, a futon and a samovar of tea.

EDITORS’ PICKS

I am Wake Forest (and So Can YOU!)

Yes, citizens, I'm taking liberties with Stephen Colbert's bestseller to celebrate our graduation "get." March will be remembered for the announcement that Colbert, the comedian and political satirist, will be our Commencement speaker.

"OMG! OMG!" "#WFU wins the local commencement speaker sweepstakes." "Major score." "Wow WFU you rock." "10 years too late, dang!" "I'M GOING BACK TO RE-GRADUATE." So said the tweets.

I expect Colbert to be a cultural commentator with a healthy dose of inspiration. "Well, you are about to start the greatest improvisation of all. With no script," he told Knox College graduates. At Northwestern University, he was happy to report dreams can change, noting, "If we'd all stuck with our first dream, the world would be overrun with cowboys and princesses." Read more here. And for those who want to rush the stage and "re-graduate," take heart. A livestream webcast of the May 18 ceremony will be available.

Cheers,

Maria Henson

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

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