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Fall 2013

Classics scholar James Powell

Latin Influence

On this warm day in May, the sounds of post-Commence-ment cleanup and chirping birds punctuate an otherwise eerie calm that descends upon campus following Wake Forest’s most festive of celebrations. Another class has gone, a new one will be here soon. For those who have just bid farewell to Wake Forest, it is a time […]

Taylor Field ('76, P '08)
Pastor, East 7th Baptist Church
New York City

Portraits of Pro Humanitate

Taylor Field (’76, P ’08) NEW YORK CITY Pastor of East 7th Baptist Church, also known as Graffiti Church His cause: Through his church he provides food, clothing, after-school programs, legal services and addiction-recovery programs to the poor, homeless and addicted. Graffiti Church serves 10,000 people a year. “Wake Forest gave me opportunities to ‘first […]

Allison Orr ('93)
Founder and Artistic Director
Forklift Danceworks
Austin, TX

Portraits of Pro Humanitate-2

Allison Orr (’93) Austin, TX Founder and artistic director of Forklift Danceworks Her cause: Besides staging renowned dance performances, she began two special outreach programs: Leaps and Bounds, which partners with four schools to bring creative dance to children from low-income families, and Body Shift, offering improvisational dance classes to adults with and without disabilities. […]

Bentrice Jusu ('13)
Founder and executive director
Both Hands: The Artlet
Trenton, NJ

Portraits of Pro Humanitate-3

Bentrice Jusu (’13) Trenton, NJ Founder and executive director of Both Hands: The Artlet Her cause: Since 2011, she’s served disadvantaged youth through Both Hands, her nonprofit arts-based mentoring program in Trenton, N.J. Among her awards: Wake Forest’s Schoonmaker Student Prize for Community Service; the Martin Luther King Jr. Building the Dream Award; and the […]

Chris Paul ('07)
Guard, Los Angeles Clippers
Lewisville, NC, and
Los Angeles, CA

Portraits of Pro Humanitate-4

Chris Paul (’07) Lewisville, NC, and Los Angeles, CA Guard, Los Angeles Clippers and six-time NBA All-Star His cause: Along with his family he established the CP3 Foundation, a philanthropic partnership with The Winston-Salem Foundation in honor of his late grandfather, Nathaniel Jones. The Foundation strives to impact the communities it serves by using its […]


Portraits of Pro Humanitate Movie

Travis Dove’s (’04) beautiful photographs capture the spirit of Pro Humanitate.

Mary Martin Niepold ('65)
Senior lecturer in Journalism
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC

Portraits of Pro Humanitate Photo Gallery

Travis Dove (’04) captures the spirit of Pro Humanitate. From quiet acts in meeting an immediate need to large leaps of faith in founding nonprofits, members of the Wake Forest community prove the spirit of our motto is alive in the world. View the photo gallery and then read more about their view of Pro […]


Is There a Doctor in the Hikers Cabin?

In 1997, just a few years after graduating from Wake Forest, Rob Cocke was in a small cafe in a village near Lake Chirwa in Malawi. Playing a board game common there called bao and thinking about lunch, he wondered what time it was. An old man sitting near him had no idea; neither did […]



What books or works of art urge us to live inspired lives or serve the greater good? I immediately had two books come to mind: “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Holocaust survivor Viktor E. Frankl and, more recently, “Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World” by […]


Rise of Pro Humanitate in Students’ Lives

Six years ago, when they made their first foray into downtown Winston-Salem to hand out sandwiches to the homeless, Wake Forest students Jordan Jones (’08), Eric Lange (’08) and Richard Roberts (’08) had trouble breaking out of their comfort zone. “I’ll never forget how nervous we were the first time we went out,” Jones said […]