Wake Foresters Phillips and Leslie McLean Bragg have teamed with James Lubo Mijak, a Lost Boy of Sudan, around the goal of building permanent primary schools in southern Sudan. Once a dream, the Raising Sudan project is becoming a reality.
ACC basketball legend Randolph Childress has returned to Wake Forest as an assistant to the director of athletics, focusing on compliance, fundraising and the mentoring of student athletes.
Steve Dixon (’82) and his wife have spent much of the last year telling the story of one family caught up in the U.S. immigration process. On Monday, he witnessed the reunion of the Wasilewski family, the subject of the documentary “Tony and Janina’s American Wedding.”
Porter Byrum’s recent gift of Park Road Shopping Center to Wake Forest and two other universities is more than just the latest example of generosity from a local philanthropist. Read more about Byrum and how he exemplifies the University’s Pro Humanitate motto in an essay from President Nathan Hatch.
July 19th, 2011 | Alumni
Students at Wake Forest University, Queens University of Charlotte and Wingate University will benefit from today’s sale of Park Road Shopping Center in Charlotte, N.C. Mr. Porter Byrum donated the shopping center to the institutions in June. Wake Forest will receive in excess of $40 million from the sale.
WAKE Washington offers students a chance to live, learn and work in the nation’s capital. The rigorous program offers students across every major a real-world taste of government, politics, think tanks and nonprofits, and a chance to hobnob with high-profile powerbrokers.
It took only one year for Ron Johnson to leap from a management position at a SuperTarget store to a role at athletic apparel maker Under Armour where he helps develop shoes worn on court by NBA stars. Johnson says he owes his dramatic ascent to the M.A. in Management program offered by Wake Forest.
Bernardo Diaz (’07) has been named one of 40 Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellows for 2011. Fellows are selected by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation to prepare for careers in the United States foreign service corps.
Eleven years after her father died, Kimberly Boatwright Shirley (’85) will be remembering his legacy as she celebrates Fathers’ Day. She has carried on her father’s belief in education through the John W. Boatwright Scholarship at Wake Forest.
A loyal friend of Wake Forest and a 2011 recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award, Porter B. Byrum, has given Park Road Shopping Center to Wake Forest University, Wingate University and Queens University of Charlotte.