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WFU deepens commitment to first-generation students with admissions initiative

August 3, 2023  |   Admissions, Top Stories

WFU is launching an initiative to further lower barriers to undergraduate admission for first-generation college students. The University will offer an Early Action option specifically for first-generation students to provide an additional pathway of opportunity. 


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.


Wake Forest graduates first class of liberal arts engineers

May 6, 2021  |   Admissions, Faculty, Research, Student, Top Stories

Gabrielle Prichard will begin work as a cloud solution engineer with Oracle. Lucy Vaughn will start her career as a research and development engineer with AstraZeneca. John Hobson will serve in the U.S. Army as a combat engineer commander.


Wake Forest to establish Maya Angelou Artist-in-Residence Award

April 14, 2021  |   Admissions, Community in Progress, Recognition, Top Stories

To recognize the poet, actress, author, singer, teacher, and civil rights activist who has inspired people worldwide and taught generations of Wake Forest students, the University will establish the Maya Angelou Artist-in-Residence Award.


Wake Forest senior Savarni Sanka named Rhodes Scholar

November 22, 2020  |   Admissions, Recognition, Scholars, Student, Top Stories

Wake Forest senior Savarni Sanka has been named a Rhodes Scholar. Sanka, who is from Raleigh, N.C., plans to pursue a masters in public policy and masters of science in refugee and forced migration studies.


WFU students return as University opens with numerous precautions

August 21, 2020  |   Admissions, Student, Top Stories

First-year Wake Forest University students Abbi Fister and Shon Howard come from different parts of the country with different backgrounds, but agree they’re excited to be on campus. They also plan to adhere to the University’s social distancing guidelines to do their part to help keep the campus safe.


WFU announces financial services and fintech hub in Charlotte with Kaplan partnership

February 28, 2020  |   Admissions, Student

Wake Forest University announced today it will open a new professional hub for Financial Services and Fintech in uptown Charlotte. The new course offerings are designed specifically for working professionals.


Honoring ‘Strength, Resolve and Legacy’

February 6, 2020  |   Admissions, Alumni, Community in Progress, Events, Top Stories, Valuing Diversity

When they moved into a women’s residence hall in 1969, Beth Norbrey Hopkins and Deborah Graves McFarlane simply wanted to obtain a good education and weren’t thinking about making history as the first African American women to come to Wake Forest as resident students. But they did.


Senior Dylan King awarded 2020 Marshall Scholarship

December 10, 2019  |   Admissions, Scholars, Student, Top Stories

Senior Dylan King, a senior mathematics and computer science major from Walnut Cove, N.C., has been awarded a Marshall Scholarship.

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