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Carla Harris, vice chairman, managing director and senior client advisor at Morgan Stanley, will deliver Wake Forest University’s commencement address Monday.  During her 30-year career, Harris has had extensive experience in the technology, media, retail, telecommunications, transportation, industrial and healthcare sectors — landing major deals including the initial public offerings of UPS and Martha Stewart Living. She now oversees Morgan Stanley’s Multicultural Innovation Lab. 

Joining Wake Forest for the commencement weekend will be Baccalaureate speaker His Eminence Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan. Dolan was named Archbishop of New York by Pope Benedict XVI on Feb. 23, 2009. Following the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, Cardinal Dolan participated in the Conclave that elected Pope Francis in March 2013. 

The Baccalaureate service and commencement exercises will be livestreamed on the Wake Forest University website at

Monday, May 21, 2018

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Ruth Smith

Ruth Smith left a positive review 5/21/2018

It was wonderful not sure about our bus ride back to the coliseum it was a long way around. Still need more bathrooms! So happy my son graduated!