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Manning named new basketball coach

Danny Manning, one of the most accomplished college basketball players in the history of the sport, has been named the head coach at Wake Forest University. Athletics Director Ron Wellman made the announcement today.

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Abramson to speak at Commencement

Jill Abramson, executive editor of The New York Times, will deliver the Commencement address on Monday, May 19. Melissa Rogers, special assistant to the President and executive director of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, is the Baccalaureate speaker.

Bob McCreary ('61) celebrates sports performance center gift on the court with President Nathan O. Hatch, Football Coach Dave Clawson and Athletics Director Ron Wellman.

McCreary gives $7.5 million to sports performance center

Ever since Bob McCreary (’61) came to Wake Forest in 1957 on a football scholarship, he has never forgotten the power of a transformative gift on a young student-athlete.
Now his $7.5 million gift in support of the Wake Forest Football program adds momentum to Wake Forest’s plans for a 95,000-square-foot sports performance center.

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.

Campaign volunteers, donors, alumni and friends gathered Thursday night to celebrate the public announcement of the campaign.

Big moment on campus

“Wake Will: The Campaign for Wake Forest” represents the largest mobilization of support for the mission of Wake Forest in the institution’s 179-year history. Wake Forest University and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center will significantly increase their impact on the region, the nation and the world by investing $1 billion over the next five years to strengthen and renew their ability to carry out their respective missions.

Secrest Artist Series patron passes away

Marion Secrest, who endowed the Secrest Artists Series, passed away on Sept. 20 at the age of 107.

Students relax at Zick's.

Meet in the middle at Zick’s

Zick’s, the newest social and dining destination on campus, is a place for students, faculty and staff to unwind. The space is conveniently located on the first floor and basement levels of Poteat Residence Hall, right off Hearn Plaza.

Xizi Liao (blue blazer) competes with friends in a game of Jenga on Hearn Plaza.

Wake Forest Advantage

To help bridge the academic and cultural differences between educational experiences in their home country and those in the U.S., Wake Forest is introducing the Wake Forest Advantage program. The initiative is designed to help international students prepare for higher education in the U.S. before they arrive on campus.

Richard Burr and Jane Cage

Distinguished alumni reflect Wake Forest spirit

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.

Wade Murphy ('00) and Mary Foskett, professor of religion and director of the Humanities Institute

Humanities Institute receives $1 million donation

Wake Forest graduate Wade Murphy (’00) is donating $1 million to support the Humanities Institute, extending the reach and impact of humanities and the liberal arts. Murphy is the youngest person in the University’s history to make such a large gift.