Wake Forest graduate James M. O’Connell has been named a Rhodes Scholar. O’Connell, who is from Tampa, Fla., graduated summa cum laude in May 2013 with a bachelor of arts in politics and international affairs. He plans to complete a masters in public policy.
U.S. News and World Report’s 2014 Best Colleges guide ranked Wake Forest 23rd among 281 national universities — the highest ever ranking for the University. The guide also ranked Wake Forest 11th on its “Strong Commitment to Teaching” list.
From researching regenerative medicine in Sweden to teaching in Vietnam, 11 Wake Forest students and recent graduates have been awarded Fulbright scholarships to go abroad during the 2013-1014 academic year.
A senator, a humanitarian and a banker received the University’s 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award in recognition of their extraordinary service to Wake Forest, their field, humanity or society. Richard Burr (’78), Jane Cage (’78) and Graham Denton Jr. (’67) were honored. Read their individual stories and watch tribute videos.
Alec Christian, a junior from Salem, Conn., who studies organic chemistry, was recently awarded a Goldwater Scholarship. Christian was selected as one of 271 math, science and engineering students from around the country to receive the award for the 2013-2014 school year.
For the first time in the history of Wake Forest debate, three teams made the sweet 16 out of 78 teams in the National Debate Tournament — signalling the start of another successful chapter in a long history of winning debaters.
Bloomberg Businessweek ranked Wake Forest’s undergraduate business program No. 1 in the nation for academic quality and among the top 20 programs overall for the fifth consecutive year. “The Best Undergraduate Business Schools” ranking report was released on March 20.
Melissa Rogers, who teaches in Wake Forest’s School of Divinity, has been named Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
Named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the University is one of 28 schools in North Carolina to be recognized for engaging its students, faculty and staff in meaningful service that achieves measurable results.
The University is named to The Princeton Review’s 2013 “Best Value Colleges” list, announced today.