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Photo credit: Charles Ommanney for MSNBC

Melissa Harris-Perry to join faculty

MSNBC television host, political thought leader and Wake Forest University alumna Melissa Harris-Perry (‘94) will return this summer to her alma mater as a chaired professor.

Bob McCreary ('61) celebrates sports performance center gift on the court with President Nathan O. Hatch, Football Coach Dave Clawson and Athletics Director Ron Wellman.

McCreary gives $7.5 million to sports performance center

Ever since Bob McCreary (’61) came to Wake Forest in 1957 on a football scholarship, he has never forgotten the power of a transformative gift on a young student-athlete.
Now his $7.5 million gift in support of the Wake Forest Football program adds momentum to Wake Forest’s plans for a 95,000-square-foot sports performance center.


Hitting the right note

The 37th Giles-Harris Competitions in Musical Performance have grown into a major event for Wake Forest’s pianists, singers, and instrumentalists.

Wake Forest University Alan Fox ('79, MBA '81, P '12) and Football Coach Dave Clawson

$5 million kicks off Clawson era

Alumnus Alan Fox (’79, MBA ’81, P ’12) has donated $2 million in support of the Wake Forest Football Program. His gift brings the total amount raised for football to $5 million since the launch of the Wake Will campaign, demonstrating significant momentum for a new era in Wake Forest football under Coach Dave Clawson.


Theatre major to designer

In the five years since she graduated, Lauren Gaston has taken her acting, directing, designing and drawing skills — combined them with her love of travel — and become a rising star in the world of costume design.

Filmmakers Steve James, Peter Gilbert and Frederick Marx. 
Photo credit: Sundance Film Festival.

‘Hoop Dreams:’ 20th anniversary

Hoop Dreams won numerous awards, but as Peter Gilbert explains, it was the story that made Hoop Dreams live on, not the technology.


It’s a dog’s life

While communication and psychology professors don’t teach “dog-speak,” they do teach students how to understand and interact with people — valuable traits that have allowed one graduate to parlay her passion for dogs into a fulfilling career.


Top 10 Wake Forest news stories of 2013

The announcement that Gwen Ifill would be delivering Wake Forest’s 2013 Commencement address was the No. 10 most-viewed story of the year. Find out what other nine stories were hits .

Seniors Erin Hellmann and Logan Healy-Tuke, student co-founders of The Ashley Explorers Saturday Academy.

Student Storytellers: Saturdays with math and jicama

Erin Hellmann (’14) and Logan Healy-Tuke (’14) founded The Ashley Explorers Saturday Academy to strengthen the reading and math skills of elementary students in Winston-Salem.


Imagining the next ‘big idea’

James Beshara (’08), CEO and co-founder of Crowdtilt, a social group-funding platform, came to campus to meet with student innovators and shared ideas with faculty on how to prepare students to launch start-ups after graduation.