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Voices into the world

Brenau recognized 375 graduates, including 100 from The Women’s College, during spring commencement ceremonies May 4-5 on the university’s historic Gainesville campus. The graduating class included 195 undergraduate and 180 graduate degree candidates, who were given a special sendoff by keynote speaker Yahlin Chang, producer and writer on the hit Hulu series The Handmade’s Tale. Chang encouraged graduates to speak up for themselves and fight for what they believe. “We all have strengths and weaknesses, but if you can get your weaknesses to feed your strengths, that’s kind of a cool trick,” she said. “So I want to urge you all to not only to find your voice but to nurture it and unleash it.”

Photos by AJ Reynolds/Brenau University

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