If you were watching the Oscars last night, you saw the golden moment of Wake Forest’s own Kelly FitzGerald (’17), whose short film was chosen as one of six winners in a Team Oscar contest. You can see Kelly at the Oscars here, and there is a wonderful story in the Winston-Salem Journal about Kelly, with commentary by our own Mary Dalton, Professor of Communication and Film Studies and Faculty Fellow for Luter Hall.
Speaking of winning moments, Dr. Dalton was recognized at last week’s Founders’ Day Convocation as winner of the Schoonmaker Prize for Community Service. She was among a number of faculty members recognized for excellence in teaching, service, and more. Congratulations to all the winners; you can read more about each of them at the link above.
Each year at Founders’ Day, three seniors are selected to deliver an oration that addresses how they have changed during their four years at Wake Forest.
The winners of the 2015 Senior Orations competition were:
- The Airport Effect (By Robyn Lessans)
- Context Clues (By Mary Somerville)
- What We Create in the Mind (By Sarah VanSickle)
I hope you’ll take the time to read these orations and see the talent and depth of thought of our seniors. We’ll continue to feature the other Senior Oration finalists in the coming weeks.
Finally, there was a senior video shown at Convocation. Senior parents, grab your hankies. Freshmen parents, four years goes fast. Enjoy every minute!