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Motor mouth: Dentist on wheels

July 22, 2014  |   Alumni, Athletics, For Parents, Top Stories

Health and exercise science major Sara Creighton (’05) wanted to be a dentist since middle school. This summer, she sold her brick-and-mortar office to take her practice on the road in a custom-designed, souped-up trailer housing San Francisco’s first mobile dental office.


#MyTopCollege is Wake Forest University

July 17, 2014  |   2014 Highlights, Alumni, Campus Life, Staff, Student, Top Stories, Uncategorized

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


Remembering Dr. Maya Angelou

June 2, 2014  |   2014 Highlights, Alumni, Faculty, For Alumni, For Parents, Teacher-Scholar, University Announcement

A private memorial service for Dr. Maya Angelou will be livestreamed from Wait Chapel on June 7. Five of her former students reflect on their time together in the classroom and share the transformative lessons they learned.


Finishing strong

May 16, 2014  |   Alumni, Commencement, Events, For Alumni, For Parents, Student, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

It was on a two-week summer road trip with her mom that Elizabeth Jay (’14) entered the gates of Wake Forest for the first time. Like so many, as soon as they stepped onto campus, they realized Wake Forest was the perfect school for Elizabeth. “In a rare mother-daughter moment, we completely agreed,” commented the […]


Meet the Class of 2014

May 14, 2014  |   Admissions, Alumni, Campus Life, Commencement, Community, Faculty, Student, Sustainability, Teacher-Scholar, Thrive / Wellbeing, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Meet 14 graduates inspired by their experiences at Wake Forest to lead lives that matter.


Melissa Harris-Perry to join faculty

April 11, 2014  |   Alumni, Campus Life, Community, Faculty, For Alumni, For Parents, Humanities, Humanities Highlights 2013-2014, International, National, Online, Pro Humanitate, Recognition, Scholars and Scientists, Teacher-Scholar, Top Stories, Valuing Diversity, Working Together

MSNBC television host, political thought leader and Wake Forest University alumna Melissa Harris-Perry (‘94) will return this summer to her alma mater as a chaired professor.


McCreary gives $7.5 million to sports performance center

March 6, 2014  |   Alumni, Athletics, Student, Top Stories, University Announcement, Wake Will

Ever since Bob McCreary (’61) came to Wake Forest in 1957 on a football scholarship, he has never forgotten the power of a transformative gift on a young student-athlete.
Now his $7.5 million gift in support of the Wake Forest Football program adds momentum to Wake Forest’s plans for a 95,000-square-foot sports performance center.


Hitting the right note

February 24, 2014  |   Alumni, Arts & Culture, Campus Life, Faculty, Mentoring, Student, Top Stories, Uncategorized

The 37th Giles-Harris Competitions in Musical Performance have grown into a major event for Wake Forest’s pianists, singers, and instrumentalists.


$5 million kicks off Clawson era

February 6, 2014  |   Alumni, Athletics, Philanthropy, Top Stories, Wake Will

Alumnus Alan Fox (’79, MBA ’81, P ’12) has donated $2 million in support of the Wake Forest Football Program. His gift brings the total amount raised for football to $5 million since the launch of the Wake Will campaign, demonstrating significant momentum for a new era in Wake Forest football under Coach Dave Clawson.


Theatre major to designer

January 30, 2014  |   2014 Highlights: OPCD, Admissions, Alumni, Arts & Culture, Top Stories, Wake Will

In the five years since she graduated, Lauren Gaston has taken her acting, directing, designing and drawing skills — combined them with her love of travel — and become a rising star in the world of costume design.

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