Wake Forest Magazine | The alumni magazine of Wake Forest University

The Traveling Community


Sometimes, you can find a friend in the most unlikely place.

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We Are Families


Jessica Peterson Dempsey ('96, JD '99) and Melanie Sheffield Haley ('00) never crossed paths at Wake. Then a twist of fate brought them together — forever.

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We Will Surely Dance Again


For two short hours we left behind our burdens, our stresses, our differences and our loneliness and we danced together.

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From History to Charcuterie


Restaurateur Kate Ward Leeder ('98) took the career path less traveled and ended up exactly where she was supposed to be.

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Living the dream


Ed Kivett ('87, MBA '94) realizes his life's dream as a mountain innkeeper.

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Stories We're Telling

Staff Favorites


10 for 10


by Cherin C. Poovey (P '08)

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An Original Power Couple


by Michele Gillespie, Wake Forest Kahle Family Professor of History

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Cinderella Deacs '79


by Kerry M. King ('85)

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Farewell, Peggy Smith


by Maria Henson ('82)

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