James Beshara (’08), CEO and co-founder of Crowdtilt, a social group-funding platform, came to campus to meet with student innovators and shared ideas with faculty on how to prepare students to launch start-ups after graduation.
Wake Forest students, alumni, faculty and staff remember Nelson Mandela, an icon of freedom who embodied the spirit of Pro Humanitate, and reflect upon his influence on their own lives.
Students at the School of Business turned an assignment about food insecurity and hunger in Forsyth County into a competition that raised $20,000 to feed school children over the holiday break. They presented a check to Forsyth Backpack, a nonprofit agency founded by School of Law professor Barbara Lentz.
Wake Forest students cook and deliver made-from-scratch Thanksgiving dinners to local residents during Turkeypalooza, an annual event hosted by The Campus Kitchen.
Award-winning poet, author and Civil Rights activist Maya Angelou encouraged a standing-room only crowd to take individual responsibility for creating a community of kindness and respect. The event marked the first 30 days of a yearlong, campus-wide “Dignity and Respect Campaign.”
More than 800 community children from nearly 25 local agencies arrived on campus Wednesday afternoon with costumes and matching smiles to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of Project Pumpkin. At least 750 Wake Forest students volunteered, escorting trick-or-treaters around Hearn Plaza to the festive carnival booths sponsored by 70 different student organizations and academic departments.
A new kind of hands-free communication device developed by Wake Forest could help people with speech impediments and poor motor control interact with the world around them.
The first in his family to go to college, Joseph Belangia has made it his mission to mentor other first generation students so that they also find their unique place in the Forest.
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.
Rather than putting a Band-Aid on a wound, Wake Forest students, faculty and staff continue to take a proactive approach in preventing and eradicating hunger and bringing about systemic change.