Jon Wegman and Lauren Diaz will be the featured speakers at the Grady College Convocation on May 8.

Wegman, Diaz headline Grady Convocation

Grady College is proud to announce that Jonathan Wegman (ABJ ’04) will deliver the Charge to Candidates and Lauren Diaz will be the distinguished senior speaker at the Grady College Convocation for spring and summer graduates on May 8, 2019.

The ceremony starts at 3 p.m. at the Classic Center.

In addition, a Grady College alumna, Deborah Roberts (ABJ ’82), was selected to deliver the keynote address at the University of Georgia undergraduate commencement on May 10. Roberts is a correspondent with ABC News and regularly appears on “20/20” and “Good Morning America.”

Wegman is the head of customer experience and strategy at Twitter. In his five years at Twitter, he has held numerous positions including senior director of Twitter’s consumer marketing strategy and effectiveness and director of sales strategy leadership for planning and innovation. Prior to Twitter, Wegman worked in positions at Performics, Moxie Interactive and J. Walter Thompson. Wegman majored in advertising while at Grady College and also earned his New Media certificate.

Diaz was selected to be the distinguished senior speaker from an audition process. Diaz is a journalism major and a minor in sociology. She also received her New Media certificate. During her time as a student, Diaz participated in study abroad programs, traveling to Dublin, Ireland, and Oxford, England, and served as a Grady College Ambassador. She was also involved with UGA HEROs and UGA Rescue Paws. After graduation, Diaz plans to pursue a career in writing or editing.

In addition to convocation and commencement, Grady graduates and their families are invited to Grady’s Senior Send-off on Friday, May 10 from 4 to 6 p.m. The event provides an opportunity for graduates and their families to stop by the Grady lawn on the way to commencement to celebrate their hard work and say good-bye to their professors. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information about graduation events, please visit the Grady website.

Date: May 2, 2019
Author:  Sarah Freeman,  freemans@uga.edu