John Burnley Winslow’s graduation present is a 1913 Wake Forest yearbook. When Winslow walks across the stage to get his diploma, it will be exactly 100 years after his great grandfather Albert Rufus Phillips earned his Wake Forest degree in May of 1913.
When Rahel Tafese spent a day job shadowing a sales representative for BioRx, she learned about treatments for immune deficiency, but more important, she made connections that will help her as she figures out her career path. Forty alumni offered an insider’s view of their work to current students as part of the new program.
As most seniors prepare for life after Wake Forest, a small group of talented students have decided to start their careers here, at “Mother, So Dear.” After commencement, 15 recent graduates will stay at Wake Forest for at least another year, having accepted positions in Admissions, Information Systems, Advancement and as Wake Forest Fellows.
A senator, a humanitarian and a banker received the University’s 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award in recognition of their extraordinary service to Wake Forest, their field, humanity or society. Richard Burr (’78), Jane Cage (’78) and Graham Denton Jr. (’67) were honored. Read their individual stories and watch tribute videos.
Student groups came together to showcase the “Big Tent,” encouraging their peers to think about diversity and identity through art. The project was part of the University’s year-long Faces of Courage celebration commemorating the 50th anniversary of integration.
The University’s first Latino graduates, Carlos Perez (’65) and Peter Bondy (’67), were honored March 21 during the Celebration of Latino Heritage March 21. The event was part of the ongoing Faces of Courage series.
In recognition of his competitive excellence and considerable charity, Wake Forest retired the No. 3 jersey of NBA All-Star Chris Paul (’07) in a halftime ceremony during Saturday’s home game against Maryland.
The Wake Forest community gathered in Wait Chapel for the annual Founders’ Day Convocation to celebrate the University’s founding in 1834 and the accomplishments of faculty and alumni in teaching, research and service. The event also included videos and orations from graduating seniors reflecting on their time at Wake Forest.
Wake Forest graduate Wade Murphy (’00) is donating $1 million to support the Humanities Institute, extending the reach and impact of humanities and the liberal arts. Murphy is the youngest person in the University’s history to make such a large gift.
Lion dancers, drummers, and kung fu performers joined Wake Forest students and the community to celebrate the “Year of the Snake” at The Chinese New Year Festival on Feb. 16.