Olin BSBA to give WashU-wide commencement speech

  • May 17, 2018
  • By Guest Blogger
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Excerpted from a profile in The Record by WashU Senior News Editor Diane Toroian Keaggy.

Senior Class President William “Bill” Feng, BSBA ’18, could not have anticipated the changes this nation, city and campus would undergo in the past four years. But he’s glad to have seen and been a part of it.

“This was the right time to be in a college,” Feng said. “And Washington University was the right place.”

Feng, who will graduate with a degree in economics and strategy from Olin Business School, will address thousands of classmates, faculty and family members Friday, May 18, at Washington University in St. Louis’ 157th Commencement. During his speech, he will encourage fellow graduates to stay engaged in the challenges that face their futures and the world.

“With all of the essays and exams and late nights of studying, it would have been easy to tune out everything else,” Feng said. “But whether it is racial equality or the #MeToo movement, we must confront the big questions and issues of our society and community. Our class has proven that we are brave and innovative.

“My hope is that we don’t stop — that what we have accomplished so far is nothing compared to what we will achieve.”

Read Feng’s full profile on The Source. Pictured above: Class President William Feng, an economics and strategy major at Olin Business School, built bridges during his time as a student here. (Photo: Whitney Curtis/Washington University)

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