Odede ’12, Wood ’12 Featured Graduates

In a story on outstanding Class of 2012 graduates by NBC Nightly News, Kennedy Odede ’12 and Lowell Wood were both profiled by the newscast. Odede, who scraped his way to Wesleyan from Kibera, the worst slum in Kenya, and who created a school, health center and clean water station in Kibera while studying at Wesleyan, discussed hope and opportunity.

Wood, who transferred to Wesleyan as a sophomore but remained in ROTC from his previous school, discussed building bridges and understanding regarding his choice to serve in the military. Wood’s piece is below the main graduation story in the personal profiles section. He is the third student profile in the series (first row, third profile).