School of Business hooding ceremony speaker announced

5.10.2013 News Release, School News

For Immediate Release – May 10, 2013
Contact: Stephanie Skordas,, 336.758.4098

Hooding Ceremony Keynote Speaker Announced

Wake Forest University School of Business welcomes Janet Marguia of the NCLR

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – May 10, 2013 Janet Murguia, CEO and President of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) will offer the keynote address at the Wake Forest University School of Business 2013 Hooding Ceremony. The ceremony will held from 7:30-9:30pm on May 19 in Wait Chapel on the University’s Reynolda Campus.

"Mrs. Murguia has been a leading voice for equality in the area of education, healthcare, immigration reform, civil rights and the economy,” Hansford Johnson, director of Graduate Student Affairs, said. “We are honored to have her join us for this special occasion.”

NCLR is the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States. Under Murguia’s leadership, the organization has focused on strengthening NCLR’s relationship with sister civil rights and advocacy organizations such as the NAACP and the National Urban League. The organization also helped register nearly 200,000 new Hispanic voters in the 2008 election.

Murguia has experienced the American dream firsthand. Her parents immigrated to the United States from Mexico. She grew up in Kansas City, Kansas and received three degrees from Kansas University: a BS degree in journalism, a BA degree in Spanish and a JD degree from the School of Law.