John Burnley Winslow’s graduation present is a 1913 Wake Forest yearbook. When Winslow walks across the stage to get his diploma, it will be exactly 100 years after his great grandfather Albert Rufus Phillips earned his Wake Forest degree in May of 1913.
Wake Forest has been at the forefront of transforming the traditional, outdated concept of “career services” into a holistic, four-year approach to personal and career development. Now Andy Chan, the vice president for personal and career development, is building upon the success of our students to help colleges and universities nationwide do the same.
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.
When Rahel Tafese spent a day job shadowing a sales representative for BioRx, she learned about treatments for immune deficiency, but more important, she made connections that will help her as she figures out her career path. Forty alumni offered an insider’s view of their work to current students as part of the new program.
Student artists spent hours in the studios in Scales Fine Arts Center, creating pieces this semester. Thirty-four of these works will be on display through May 20 as part of the Student Art Exhibition in the Hanes Gallery.
The 2014 World Cup in Rio de Janeiro is just over one year away. But while fan excitement builds, 170,000 Brazilians may be relocated from their homes. It’s a story filmmaker Jawad Wahabzada will be covering as a fellow with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
Janelle Leuthaeuser is on the cutting edge of biophysics. A molecular genetics and genomics Ph.D. student, she is part of a nationwide effort to create a more efficient generation of protein-based drugs.
As most seniors prepare for life after Wake Forest, a small group of talented students have decided to start their careers here, at “Mother, So Dear.” After commencement, 15 recent graduates will stay at Wake Forest for at least another year, having accepted positions in Admissions, Information Systems, Advancement and as Wake Forest Fellows.
Senior theatre major Dean Guerra knows the power of bringing stories to life on stage from his participation in 43 productions as actor, director, sound designer, light designer and stage manager. He also shares this love of theatre by teaching children in a local school.
Rows of brightly colored desks lined the Magnolia Quad on April 16 as Wake Forest students painted more than 60 of them for Old Town Elementary School students. Some children even grabbed a brush to help.