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Advisory: David Brooks to give commencement address at Wake Forest University May 21

May 8, 2007

David Brooks, New York Times columnist and a regular commentator on “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer” and National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” will deliver Wake Forest University’s commencement address and receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree May 21.

Brooks will address more than 1,400 Wake Forest graduates during the 9 a.m. outdoor ceremony on Hearn Plaza (the Quad).  The ceremony is not open to the public.

Media are invited to cover Brooks’ address.  Passes and reserved seating will be available for members of the media.  Beta video footage and downloadable audio will be available following the commencement ceremony.  B-roll of graduates will also be available.

For information on media arrangements for the event or to request beta footage of Brooks’ speech, contact Cheryl Walker at (336) 758-6073 or

Press Contacts:

Cheryl Walker
(336) 758-5237

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237

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