Recognition Archive


WFU Center for Entrepreneurship earns national innovation award

January 30, 2023  |   Recognition, Top Stories

Wake Forest’s Entrepreneurship Center startups have been recognized on Shark Tank and featured on Oprah’s Favorite Things list. Now a Wake Forest teaching method that helps students discover their best startup ideas has earned a national innovation award.


Forbes magazine names Wake Forest best employer in N.C.

August 25, 2022  |   For Alumni, For Parents, Recognition, Top Stories

Forbes magazine ranked Wake Forest University the top employer in North Carolina in its 2022 list of America’s Best Employers by State.


Wake Forest to name roads honoring four trailblazing professors

July 25, 2022  |   Recognition, Top Stories, University Announcement

Wake Forest plans to name four roads on the Reynolda Campus in honor of four trailblazing professors: Elizabeth Phillips, Dolly McPherson, Marjorie “Marge” Crisp and Herman Eure. “Each of these exceptional leaders made an indelible mark on the University — honoring them and telling their […]


Wake Forest’s high student voter turnout gets awarded

December 8, 2021  |   Recognition, Staff, Student, Top Stories

For years, leaders in Wake Forest’s Office of Civic & Community Engagement (OCCE) have worked to engage students in the election process.


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 student-researcher wins prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

April 8, 2020  |   Recognition, Scholars, Student, Top Stories

Hannah Scanlon, a junior mathematics major from Raleigh, N.C., has been named a 2020 Barry S. Goldwater Scholar. Scanlon was selected as one of 396 college students from across the U.S. and is one of 12 in North Carolina to receive the award for the 2020-21 academic year.


WFU recognized for exemplary personal and career development

April 7, 2020  |   Personal and Career Development, Recognition, Top Stories

Wake Forest University has been awarded the 2020 National Career Development Association’s (NCDA) Exemplary Career Center Program Award. The award recognizes a career center program for their commitment to thoughtful, innovative and effective initiatives that support career development.


Wake Forest, Winston-Salem State collaborate on 20th MLK event

January 21, 2020  |   Community in Progress, Events, Recognition, Speakers, Top Stories

Ibram X. Kendi, a professor of history and international relations and founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University, delivered the Martin Luther King Jr. keynote address inside Wait Chapel on Jan. 20.


WFU awards and recognitions briefs

January 10, 2020  |   Faculty, Recognition, Staff, Student, Top Stories

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

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