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Wake Forest Scholars Program spring scholarships roundup

May 8, 2024  |   Scholars, Student, Top Stories

Six Wake Forest students are featured in this spring scholarship roundup from the Wake Forest Scholars Program.


Two Wake Forest students named Goldwater Scholars

May 1, 2024  |   Scholars, Student, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

Wake Forest junior Elena Singer-Freeman and sophomore Cassi Hung have been named 2024 Barry M. Goldwater Scholars.


2024 student art-acquisition trip selections unveiled

April 19, 2024  |   Arts & Culture, Student, Top Stories

Every four years since 1963, a small group of students has traveled to New York City, with University funds, to purchase art for Wake Forest’s Student Union art collection. This year they purchased nine works.


Applied mathematics major Shelby Horth named Goldwater Scholar

April 27, 2023  |   Admissions, Faculty, Scholars, Student, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

Wake Forest junior and Mullen/Carswell Scholar Shelby Horth has been named a 2023 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar. She is one of 413 college students from across the U.S. to receive the award for the 2023-24 academic year


Wake Forest senior Alice Hauser named Rhodes Scholar

November 13, 2022  |   Admissions, Scholars, Student, Top Stories

Philosophy and Piano Performance major Alice Hauser has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to study at England’s Oxford University beginning in the fall of 2023. She was among 32 Americans chosen by the Rhodes Trust on Nov. 12.


Three WFU students awarded Fulbright Scholarships

May 19, 2022  |   Scholars, Student, Top Stories

Three Wake Forest students and alumni have been awarded Fulbright Scholarships during the  2022-2023 academic year.  


Sociology class uses 1950 Census to create work history family trees

May 6, 2022  |   Faculty, For Alumni, For Parents, Humanities, Student, Top Stories

When Wake Forest sophomore Gabi Overcast-Hawks searched the 1950 U.S. Census records, she found her grandfather’s handwritten name, along with his mother and father and seven brothers and sisters. Place of birth: Carroll County, Virginia. Occupation: farmer. She and the other students in Professor of Sociology Ana-Maria Gonzalez Wahl’s “Sociology of Work, Conflict and Change” class, used the demographic snapshots of people in their own family trees to better understand bigger picture societal trends.


Two Wake Forest students and friends named Goldwater Scholars

April 13, 2022  |   Scholars, Student

Wake Forest students Landon Bradshaw (left in the photo above) and John Billos (on the right) have been named 2022 Barry M. Goldwater Scholars. The two are among 417 college students from across the U.S. to receive the award for the 2022-23 academic year.  


High Performance Computing: Collaborations power research & learning

March 31, 2022  |   Faculty, Research, Scholars, Staff, Student, Top Stories

In a temperature-controlled room located in an out-of-the-way part of campus, rows of computers are humming, blinking and whirring in a High-Performance Computing Center called the DEAC Cluster.


Wake students to dance, raise money for cancer research

March 15, 2022  |   Campus Life, Events, For Alumni, For Parents, Student, Top Stories

At age 5 months, Wake Forest sophomore Gabrielle Peko was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common childhood cancer. After undergoing chemotherapy treatments and some surgeries, she was pronounced in remission at age 2. On Saturday, March 19, Peko will join more than 1,000 Wake students at Wake ‘N Shake, an annual dance marathon that raises money for the Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund of the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist. The event runs from noon to midnight in the Sutton Center.

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