Al Drago '15, photojournalist and Elon University alumnus, is confirmed to be the spring undergraduate commencement speaker. Drago, who was a journalism major, was heavily involved in student media on campus as he was the chief photographer for Elon Local News and photo editor for The Pendulum.
Post-graduation life has taken him from Elon to Washington, D.C., where he covers the White House and politics. Drago has reported on the final days of Barack Obama's presidency, the 2016 presidential campaign, the Trump administration and has begun coverage of Trump's 2020 presidential campaign.
From working locally at The Times-News in Burlington to nationally with The New York Times, Drago has won Hearst Journalism awards and has been recognized by the North Carolina Press Photographers Association, the White House News Photographers Association and the National Press Photographers Association.
Commencement is scheduled for 8:45 a.m. on Friday, May 24.