Wake Foresters had a knockout year. From celebrating world-class rankings to achievements in the classroom, across campus and abroad, the University continues to inspire and impact the world.
School of Business
Charles Iacovou will become the next Dean of the Wake Forest University School of Business, effective July 1.
Move over, pink. The fight against breast cancer now wears Old Gold and Black as a team of graduate students from Wake Forest Schools of Business, Law and Medicine work together to take a promising, but underfunded, cancer therapy to market.
Wake Forest’s School of Business and School of Law both placed highly in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of graduate schools released March 11.
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.
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.
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.
Surrounded by friends, family, fellow donors and members of the Wake Forest community, University Trustee Mary Farrell (P ’10) helped dedicate Farrell Hall, the new home for the Wake Forest School of Business. The ceremony marked the fulfillment of the dream she and her late husband, former Trustee Mike Farrell (P ’10, LLD ’13), began three years ago with a $10 million leadership gift.
“I’m only 10 days into this program, but I already know I’m making friends for life,” Simone Watson (MA ’14) said. “The students and faculty here are incredibly kind and supportive of each other.”
A School of Business professor studies how organizations that don’t support family life may end up causing more turnover among employees. The secret might just be to gaining the spouse’s support.