BEREA, Ohio — Mike Mankiewicz of Fulton, a graduate of G. Ray Bodley High School, graduated from Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio, with a bachelor of fine arts in acting.
Baldwin Wallace University recognized the achievements of approximately 680 graduate and undergraduate students at BW’s 171st commencement ceremonies in May. Before taking a walk across the stage, members of the BW Class of 2021 listened to the words of commencement speaker Victor Ruiz, executive director of Esperanza.
Ruiz reflected on the lessons learned from the challenges of the past year and encouraged the graduates to take “advantage of your privileges, your education, your status to benefit you, your family and your fellow human beings. Fight for equity and oppose hate.”