At Graduation, Saying Names Is An Oral Exam For Professor
Associate Dean for Student Affairs Cathy Glaze is quoted in this "San Jose Mercury News" article:
... But the challenge is growing at Stanford University, where this year a fifth of the law school's 200-member graduating class were foreign students. The ancestry of the first name was German, the second French, the third Latino and the fourth Japanese, recalled Cathy Glaze, the associate dean for students affairs.
Saying the name of Nigerian native Olajumoke Omoniyi Oduwole was the biggest challenge, Glaze said. With an abundance of Nigerian names on Stanford's roster, "when I get to the O's, I have to take a deep breath."