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Michele Gillespie to succeed Rogan Kersh as Provost

April 5, 2022  |   Alumni, Faculty, For Alumni, For Parents, Provost, Top Stories, University Announcement, Wake Forest College

Wake Forest University President Susan R. Wente has appointed Michele Gillespie, current Dean of Wake Forest’s College of Arts and Sciences, to succeed Rogan Kersh as University Provost, effective July 1, 2022.


Founders’ Day Convocation focuses on inclusion

February 26, 2021  |   Alumni, Events, Top Stories

Donna A. Boswell, Wake Forest University’s former and first female chair of the Board of Trustees, received the Medallion of Merit during the annual Founders’ Day Convocation.


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.


Wake Forest University to celebrate, honor first African American women to integrate residence halls

January 29, 2020  |   Alumni, Community in Progress, Top Stories, Valuing Diversity

On Feb. 1, Beth Norbrey Hopkins and four other African American women will talk candidly about their experiences at Wake Forest in the early 1970s. The 9 a.m. panel discussion in Brendle Recital Hall commemorates the 50-year anniversary of the integration of women’s residence halls at Wake Forest.


Senators Burr and Warner to share the stage at Wake Forest

November 4, 2019  |   Alumni, Events, Speakers, Top Stories

Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) and Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) will have a conversation at Wake Forest University on Monday, Nov. 11, in Farrell Hall’s Broyhill Auditorium at 7 p.m.


‘From the Ground Up’ put WFU facilities staff center stage

October 8, 2019  |   Alumni, Arts & Culture, Community in Progress, Events, Staff, Top Stories

Housekeeping staff, arborists, turf crew members, locksmiths and carpenters were among the nearly 70 participants performing on Hearn Plaza in the original dance piece “From the Ground Up.” Performances were held on Oct. 3, 4 and 5.


Wake Forest hosts Freedom School

June 24, 2019  |   Alumni, Community, Student, Top Stories

This summer, Wake Forest University’s education department will host Freedom School, a program for elementary school students aimed at strengthening children’s reading skills and closing achievement gaps.


Seven WFU Fulbright Scholars named

May 10, 2019  |   Alumni, Recognition, Scholars, Student, Top Stories

Six members of Wake Forest University’s Class of 2019 and one member of the Class of 2018 have been awarded grants from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for the 2019-20 academic year.


WFU awards and recognitions briefs

May 3, 2019  |   Alumni, Faculty, Recognition, Top Stories

The WFU Awards and Recognitions briefs celebrate milestones of faculty, staff and students at Wake Forest.


Reckoning with racism

February 8, 2019  |   Alumni, President, Pro Humanitate, Provost, Student, Top Stories, Valuing Diversity

This week, college and university administrators across the country have been combing through old yearbooks as public officials have come under fire for racist imagery and offensive photos in back issues.

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