Bob Woodruff announced as Commencement Speaker


Madeline Diamond, News Editor

University President John Bravman announced that award-winning journalist Bob Woodruff will be the University’s 165th Commencement Speaker for the Class of 2015. Woodruff will give his keynote address on May 17. Currently a correspondent for ABC News, Woodruff has also served as both a correspondent and an anchor on World News Tonight.

Woodruff is known for his resilience after suffering severe injuries, including a traumatic brain injury, after being hit by an improvised explosive device (IED) while reporting in Iraq in 2006. Woodruff recounted his experience working in Iraq, as well as his recovery after returning to work just a year after the attack. He has since founded the Bob Woodruff Foundation with his family, which helps injured service members, veterans, and their families.

Woodruff was selected as the Commencement Speaker by the officers of the Class of 2015, including Senior Class President Colin Hassell.

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