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Holiday lights decorate Hearn Plaza at twilight on the morning of Thursday, December 10, 2015.

Looking back at 2015

Wake Forest had a newsworthy 2015, from big dollar research grants, new dean appointments and heartwarming campus traditions that continue to show that Pro Humanitate is more than a motto, it’s a way of being.

Media Advisory: Wake Will: The Campaign for Wake Forest Hits Half-Billion Dollar Mark

Two years earlier than projected, Wake Will: The Campaign for Wake Forest has reached the half-billion dollar mark in total campaign commitments and is more than 83 percent toward its Reynolda Campus goal. As of June 30, 2015, Wake Forest has raised more than $503 million of its $600 million goal for the Reynolda Campus. […]

President Nathan O. Hatch

President Nathan Hatch: Historian

Not every college president has written a book that is required reading for students across the country a quarter century after its publication like President Nathan Hatch’s “The Democratization of American Christianity.”


‘Show what you are made of’

It was the commencement ceremony the entire country was watching. Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson addresses the Class of 2014 and members of more than 30 media organizations less than a week after losing the top job at the nation’s most distinguished newspaper.

Steve Reinemund in the newly completed Farrell Hall

A new dawn for the dean

Steve Reinemund will step down as Dean of the Wake Forest School of Business at the end of this academic year. Despite his many accomplishments, his greatest legacy will be his unwavering commitment to developing passionate, ethical business leaders driven to achieve results with integrity.

President Nathan Hatch

Where we stand

With its strategic plan, Wake Forest charted its path to staying comparable to its best peers, but keeping its priorities and culture distinct. In his annual State of the University speech, President Nathan Hatch outlined Wake Forest’s progress along that path.

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.

Nathan Hatch

Hatch elected chair of NCAA board

The NCAA Division I Board of Directors has elected Wake Forest President Nathan O. Hatch as chair of the board. “I am honored to be selected chair of this important body as we seek to address these important issues and work to uphold the ideals of collegiate athletics,” Hatch said.


Hatch featured in Wall Street Journal

Author and religious scholar Stephen Prothero named Wake Forest University President Nathan O. Hatch’s “The Democratization of American Christianity” one of the five best books on religion and politics in the Wall Street Journal.

Vice President for Personal and Career Development Andy Chan with members of the Class of 2012 (photo credit: D.L. Anderson for The Wall Street Journal)

Wall Street Journal features WFU

The Wall Street Journal prominently featured Wake Forest for its national leadership in making personal and career development a mission-critical component of the college experience. The article, “Colleges Get Career-Minded”, appeared the day after commencement.