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David Couch ('84), former major league pitcher John Smoltz and Tom Walter, the Wake Forest baseball coach

Couch donates $4 million to athletics

David Couch (’84), a Wake Forest alumnus and former football and baseball player, has committed $4 million in support of the Wake Forest baseball program and Sports Performance Center.

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Project Pumpkin: Carrying on tradition

More than 450 student volunteers welcomed children from nearly 25 local agencies to campus Wednesday afternoon for Project Pumpkin, Wake Forest’s annual student-run Halloween festival.

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.

Wake Forest students cook and deliver made-from-scratch Thanksgiving dinners to food-insecure local residents during the annual Turkeypalooza.

Turkeypalooza: A week of Thanksgiving

Wake Forest students cook and deliver made-from-scratch Thanksgiving dinners to local residents during Turkeypalooza, an annual event hosted by The Campus Kitchen.

Runners take off at the start of Hit The Bricks.

Wake Foresters “Hit the Bricks”

More than 1,000 students, faculty and staff participated in Hit the Bricks, an eight-hour relay race around Hearn Plaza that honors the memory of Brian Piccolo, a Wake Forest All-American football player who passed away from cancer during his career with the Chicago Bears.

Jeanette Wallace Hyde (center) meets with School of Divinity School Dean Gail O'Day (left) and first Jeanette W. Hyde Scholar Rachel Revelle (right).

Divinity School receives $2 million for scholarships

Jeanette Wallace Hyde, a life trustee who served as a U.S. Ambassador, made a $2 million gift to support student scholarships and financial aid at the Wake Forest School of Divinity.