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Meet Byron Goode Jr.


As a first generation college student, Byron is looking forward to getting involved in the Wake Forest community and giving back in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. “I love spending my free time with my family and volunteering in the community to help those in need.”

What movie has been influential in your life and why?
“Philadelphia,” a movie starring Denzel Washington and Tom Hanks, has been influential because it taught me regardless of your skin color, sexual orientation or medical limitations that each person is created equal and should be given a fair opportunity in any endeavor.
Why are you and Wake Forest a good match?
Wake Forest University and I are a great match because we believe in Pro Humanitiate. I dedicate my time for the service of the those less fortunate; it brings joy to my heart to put a smile on peoples’ faces.

What would your autobiography be titled and why?
My autobiography would be titled “Life’s Goode” because everything in my life has been falling into place. I am about to embark on an incredible journey at Wake Forest University.

What are you most looking forward to pursing at Wake Forest?
I am most looking forward to participating in the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) events, like VISIONS and MOSAIC, because these events have already paved the way for me to attend Wake Forest.

What do you most enjoy doing in your spare time?
I spent the summer traveling the Eastern Seaboard, attending Major League Baseball games in Baltimore, Md.; Philadelphia, Pa.; New York, N.Y.; and Boston, Mass.

Imagine yourself in four years at graduation. What will you be thinking?
At graduation, I will be thinking that most of my dreams have come to fruition. I know it will still be a long road to go to achieve success, but with a Wake Forest University degree, I know I’ll have an advantage.