2012 Highlights: Diversity Archive


American Indian voices

November 30, 2012  |   2012 Highlights: Diversity, Alumni, Community, Events, For Alumni, For Parents, Top Stories

Part of the Lumbee Indian Tribe, Dr. James Jones was the first American Indian to graduate from Wake Forest and the first to attend the University’s medical school. He and two others, Lonnie Revels and Lucretia Hicks, were honored for their pivotal roles in bringing greater awareness and inclusion of American Indian students.


New website asks ‘Where are you from?’

November 20, 2012  |   2012 Highlights: Diversity, Community, Faculty, For Alumni, For Parents, International, Top Stories, Valuing Diversity

Communication professor Alessandra Von Burg’s vision was born of the idea that everyone has stories to tell whether they are lifelong U.S. citizens or recent immigrants.


Recognized for Diversity

November 16, 2012  |   2012 Highlights: Diversity, For Alumni, For Parents, Recognition, Top Stories

For its commitment to diversity and inclusion, Wake Forest has received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. In addition to diversity efforts related to gender, race and ethnicity, schools were evaluated on initiatives related to veterans, people with disabilities and members of the LGBT community.


Under the ‘Big Tent’

October 29, 2012  |   2012 Highlights: Diversity, Alumni, Arts & Culture, Community, Engaging in the Arts, For Parents, Pro Humanitate, Student, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

The “Big Tent,” a public art project conceived by Wake Forest art professor David Finn, provided a safe space for students at Mt. Tabor High School to talk openly about ethnic and cultural differences.


WFU celebrates world cultures

October 1, 2012  |   2012 Highlights: Diversity, Arts & Culture, Events, For Alumni, For Parents, Student, Top Stories

Featuring music, dancing and fun, the World Cultural Festival is an annual campus event highlighting differences that unite, inspire and entertain the entire community. This year, the festival was held under the “Faces of Courage” banner — a University celebration of 50 years of integration.

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