Anderson graduates from Wake

Published 9:01 pm Saturday, June 15, 2013

Ashley Anderson of Suffolk has graduated from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Wake Forest’s Class of 2013 was reminded that timing is everything in commencement exercises on May 20. Television journalist Gwen Ifill delivered the address, taking to Twitter several days before her speech to ask graduates for suggestions on what she should say. During her speech, she paused to take out her phone and snap a photo of the audience for her Twitter feed.

She urged graduates to find a cause that they believe in and use what they have learned to “affect the lives of those around you.”


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“You have to decide what you care about, and then be prepared to act,” said Ifill, managing editor and moderator of “Washington Week” and senior correspondent for the “PBS NewsHour.” “If you see something, do something…. I don’t care if you’re Tea Party or Occupy. Do something. It is not essential that you care about everything. But you have to care about something.”