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Motor mouth: Dentist on wheels

Health and exercise science major Sara Creighton (’05) wanted to be a dentist since middle school. This summer, she sold her brick-and-mortar office to take her practice on the road in a custom-designed, souped-up trailer housing San Francisco’s first mobile dental office.

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Manning named new basketball coach

Danny Manning, one of the most accomplished college basketball players in the history of the sport, has been named the head coach at Wake Forest University. Athletics Director Ron Wellman made the announcement today.

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.

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.

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Clawson named head football coach

Dave Clawson today was named as the 32nd head football coach in Wake Forest history. Clawson, the head coach at Bowling Green State for the past five seasons, led the Falcons to the 2013 Mid-American Conference championship on Friday with a 47-27 win over No. 16 Northern Illinois.

A Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry scan measures body composition and bone density in different parts of the body. It is one of the many tools researchers at Wake Forest University are using as part of a new study.

Building stronger bones one runner at a time

A first-of-a-kind study by Wake Forest researchers will address why long distance runners, particularly women, are more likely than athletes in other sports to develop osteoporosis later in life.

Chris Paul is presented with his retired jersey.

Wake Forest retires Paul’s jersey

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.

Chris Paul gives back to children at Toys R Us.

Paul returns home to give back

Chris Paul (’07), a former Wake Forest basketball star who now plays for the L.A. Clippers, wasn’t dressed as Santa Claus, but for the children eagerly anticipating his arrival at Toys R Us in Winston-Salem last week, he was as welcome as the real thing.

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The student-athlete balance

Established in 2005, the Dean’s Cup recognizes the Wake Forest athletic team with the highest grade point average each academic year. Recently, men’s track and field/cross country and women’s golf celebrated a three-peat. Each team has captured three consecutive titles.

Wake Forest president Nathan Hatch

Academics, athletics and integrity

President Nathan Hatch is involved in decisions at the highest levels of collegiate athletics and academics today. He recently sat down to discuss the latest developments in intercollegiate sports, leadership and academics.