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Sue Fulkerson O'Connor (from left), Judy Palmer Newsoroff, Kay Overman Ferrell and Mary Martin Pickard Niepold

Didn’t skip a beat

Four Class of ’63 friends stage a Broadway reunion and answer their own question: What makes Wake Forest special?

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The scourge of poverty

Rev. Mel Williams (’65) fights to eliminate poverty in Durham, N.C.

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Pete Daniel (’61) shapes Southern history

Author Pete Daniel (’61, MA ’62) chronicles the South’s transformation.

Now retired Professor of History Ed Hendricks in his backyard bunker in 2002.

How to survive a nuclear war

Wake Forest prepares for doomsday in the 1960s.

Artful Friendship

An Artful Friendship

In a narrow room over the garage, paint palettes and easels await two Wake Forest fraternity brothers. Some weeks the two fellows never make it up the wooden stairs past the Christmas wreaths stored on the wall. They sit on the couch in the living room to watch sports on the big-screen television, or they […]

Tommy Norman (front) with some of the veterans and their families helped by Charlotte Bridge Home.

Tommy Norman (’66): Honoring our veterans

Veteran Tommy Norman (’66) helps ‘America’s heroes’ transition to civilian life.

Beth Pirkle and Mike Bridges move a stove into their new home on Patterson Avenue in 1966.

‘A dangerous nest of subversives’

Five students come face to face with the racial and social changes sweeping the country in the turbulent 1960s.

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Beth Braxton (’66): A call to serve

The Rev. Beth Pirkle Braxton (’66) revisits the gift she received 50 years ago.

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Hale/Orser Fund honors associate deans’ commitment to students

A new fund honors Toby A. Hale (’65, P ’03), Paul N. Orser (’69, P ’01) and their dedication to students.

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College Bowl team wins place in history

For three weeks 50 years ago, four Wake Forest students captured the nation’s attention on the popular “College Bowl” quiz show.