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NBA All-Star Chris Paul donates $2.5 million to Wake Forest Basketball

August 7, 2018  |   Athletics, Philanthropy, Pro Humanitate, Top Stories, Wake Will

Former Wake Forest University superstar and hometown hero Chris Paul is donating $2.5 million to support Wake Forest Basketball. The Houston Rockets point guard’s latest donation to his alma mater – the largest ever by a former basketball student-athlete or any alumnus under the age of 35 – will ensure that future generations of Demon Deacons can succeed on and off the court.

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WFU student-athletes read to elementary school students

December 6, 2017  |   Athletics, Community, Faculty, Student, Top Stories

In collaboration with the Skip Prosser Literacy Program, Wake Forest University students and student-athletes in education professor Alan Brown’s “Issues and Trends in Education” class will read to second graders at Old Town Elementary School on Thursday, Dec. 7.

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Chris Paul to participate in conversation on leadership at WFU

August 30, 2017  |   Alumni, Athletics, Events, Speakers, Top Stories

Chris Paul (’07), Demon Deacon standout, NBA superstar, Houston Rockets point guard, businessman and philanthropist, will join members of the Wake Forest community in Wait Chapel on Wednesday, September 13, at 5 p.m. for a conversation about leadership.

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WFU breaks ground for Shah Basketball Complex and Sutton Sports Performance Center

April 21, 2017  |   Alumni, Athletics, Philanthropy, Top Stories

Wake Forest University held a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, April 20 for the Sutton Sports Performance Center and the Shah Basketball Complex.

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Helping middle schoolers become “contenders”

April 10, 2017  |   Athletics, Community, Faculty, Student, Top Stories

Talking about sports with a Wake Forest football player is helping a group of eighth graders engage in reading. Wendell Dunn, a defensive end for the Demon Deacons, has teamed up with Wake Forest education professor Alan Brown to lead an after-school sports literacy program for students at Paisley IB Magnet School in Winston-Salem.

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WFU to toast the life and legacy of alumnus Arnold Palmer April 6

April 5, 2017  |   Athletics, Events, Student

Wake Forest University students, faculty and staff will toast alumnus and legendary golfer Arnold Palmer to coincide with the first day of the Masters Tournament. The student-run Traditions Council, men’s and women’s golf teams and other members of the campus community will enjoy signature “Arnold Palmer” drinks of iced tea and lemonade, honoring the alumnus who died Sept. 25.

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Sports writer Robert Lipsyte to visit 8th grade literacy program

April 4, 2017  |   Athletics, Community, Faculty, Student

Author and nationally known sports journalist Robert Lipsyte will talk about “The Contender” with a group of 8th graders who are reading his book in an after-school sports literacy program at Paisley IB Magnet School. The program is led by Wake Forest University education professor Alan Brown and Wake Forest football student-athlete Wendell Dunn.

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WFU student NCAA Tournament watch party planned tonight

March 14, 2017  |   Athletics, Campus Life, Events, Student, Top Stories

Wake Forest University students will gather in the Sutton Center tonight as the men’s basketball team faces Kansas State in the First Four of the NCAA Tournament. The Screamin’ Demons and Office of the President organized the watch party, which begins at 9 p.m. Tip-off is at 9:10 p.m.

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Alumnus Mit Shah donates additional $5 million to Wake Forest Basketball

January 26, 2017  |   Alumni, Athletics, Philanthropy, Top Stories, Wake Will

Wake Forest University alumnus and trustee Mit Shah (‘91) has donated an additional $5 million in support of Wake Forest Basketball and the basketball player development facility which is currently under construction.

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Deacs defeat No. 23 Temple to win Military Bowl

December 27, 2016  |   Athletics, For Alumni, For Parents, Top Stories

Wake Forest football jumped out to a 31-7 lead and held on to defeat No. 23-ranked Temple 34-26 to win the 2016 Military Bowl. The victory was the Demon Deacons’ first bowl win since 2008 and the first victory over a ranked team since 2011.

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