Hood graduates magna cum laude from Baldwin Wallace


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Gregory Hood of Greenfield, a graduate of Goshen High School, has graduated magna cum laude from Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio with a Bachelor of Arts: Organizational Leadership.

Baldwin Wallace University recognized the achievements of nearly 300 graduates at the 2016 BW Fall Commencement exercises in December. Before taking a triumphant walk across the stage to receive congratulations, members of the BW Class of 2016 were inspired by the words of northeast Ohio business and civic leader, Eddie Taylor Jr., who serves as president of Taylor Oswald, a minority-owned enterprise and partner of Oswald Companies.

A native Clevelander with a passion for helping budding businesses succeed, Taylor told the graduates that “there is a mutual and natural interdependence in success.” Beyond partnership, he also urged the graduates to make time for service to others, noting that “life is a team sport.”

Baldwin Wallace University, founded in 1845, was one of the first colleges to admit students without regard to race or gender. An independent, coeducational university of 4,000 students, BW offers coursework in the liberal arts tradition in 75 academic areas. Located in Berea, 12 miles from downtown Cleveland, BW offers students the cultural, educational and business advantages of a major metropolitan area.

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