WFU had an unforgettable 2014

From a commencement speech that the entire country watched to celebrating world-class rankings to honoring new and old traditions, Wake Forest had an unforgettable 2014.


WFU once again a ‘Best Value’

Wake Forest is one of the nation’s “Best Value” colleges and universities according to The Princeton Review. The 2014 list featured 150 schools in all — 75 public and 75 private colleges and universities.


Dining by design

For coffee, lunch, dinner or a late-night study session, North Dining Hall is the newest gathering place on campus. The two-story, 21,000 square-foot dining facility opened in 2014.


WFU business, law schools rank highly

Wake Forest’s School of Business and School of Law both placed highly in the U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of graduate schools, which was released in March.


The 2014 Fulbright Scholars are (from left) Deanna Margius, Anmargaret Warner, Jessica Argenti, Sammie Herrick, Dorronda Bordley, Courtney Flynn, and Meenu Krishnan (not pictured).

Seven receive Fulbright grants

Trekking to a Buddhist temple in the Himalayas sparked Jessica Argenti’s love for forging new cultural understandings. She and six others earned Fulbright scholarships to conduct research or teach English in countries worldwide.


‘Show what you are made of’

Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson addressed the Class of 2014 (and members of more than 50 media organizations) less than a week after losing the top job at the nation’s most distinguished newspaper.


Remembering Dr. Maya Angelou

In a private memorial service for Dr. Maya Angelou that was livestreamed from Wait Chapel, five of her former students reflected on their time together in her classroom and shared the transformative lessons they learned.


#MyTopCollege is Wake Forest University

From educating the whole person to Pro Humanitate to studying abroad, Wake Foresters shared their black and gold spirit across social media to show that #MyTopCollege is Wake Forest University.



Wake Forest goes Hollywood

Crews with 20th Century Fox spent a day on Wake Forest University’s Reynolda Campus filming scenes for an adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ bestselling novel, “The Longest Ride,” to be released in spring 2015.

Residents of South Hall at an event hosted by their Faculty Fellows: Barbara Lentz, Tanya Marsh, Susan Rupp and Hu Womack.

Faculty Fellows, transitioning WFU18 to college life

Wake Forest prioritizes engagement inside and outside of the classroom. With an 11:1 student-faculty ratio, the Faculty Fellows program is an extension of the University’s teacher-scholar model.


U.S. News ranks WFU among top 30

U.S. News and World Report’s 2015 Best Colleges guide ranked the University 27th among 280 national universities. Wake Forest has been ranked in the top 30 in the national universities category for 19 consecutive years and has been ranked in the top 25 five times.

Campus Kitchen executive board members and volunteers prepare meals for local residents in its new space in Kitchin Residence Hall.

A new home for Campus Kitchen

The Campus Kitchen at Wake Forest University held a grand opening for its new home in the heart of campus. Officially opening its doors in 2006, the Campus Kitchen at Wake Forest has continued to grow every year since.


Wake Forest “Hits the Bricks” for cancer

A Wake Forest tradition, Hit the Bricks is an eight-hour relay race along the brick pathways of Hearn Plaza in honor of Brian Piccolo, a Wake Forest alumnus and Chicago Bears running back who died of cancer at age 26.

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