Local Students Earn Degree from Drew University

MADISON — Drew University awarded the Bachelor of Arts degree to the following students at its 142nd commencement on May 15, 2010:

  • Kristen M. Shubeck of Linden
  • Melinda Christine Norelli of Linden
  • Jesyka Margret Marko of Winfield Park
  • Matthew D. Ogonowski of Linden


American contemporary nonfiction author and financial journalist Michael Lewis spoke to students at Drew’s commencement ceremony along with University President Robert Weisbuch.

Quoting baseball legend Yogi Berra, Weisbuch advised graduates that when they “‘come to a fork in the road, [they should] take it.’ Do both, each with a whole heart while aware that a third option is always coming along,” he said.

Michael Lewis is currently a contributing editor to Vanity Fair. He is the author of several bestselling books, including “The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine,” “Liar’s Poker” and “Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game.” His 2006 book “The Blind Side: The Evolution of a Game” was released in 2009 as a Hollywood blockbuster film and was an Academy Award nominee for Best Motion Picture of the Year.

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