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Cinderella Deacs ’79

Jay Venuto (’81) remembers Wake’s magical run to the Tangerine Bowl.

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Rick Gentry’s (’70) long road to service

San Diego housing leader has spent his career fighting for affordable housing in cities across the country.

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A model education

Cecilia Silva (’74) builds a thriving school in her native Argentina based on what she learned at her alma mater.

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Constant & True

As a student in the early 1970s, Pro Humanitate was not a compelling voice informing my Wake Forest experience. Either I was too self-absorbed in my world of academic discovery, political activism and campus involvement, or the University culture did not strongly reflect this ethos of service to others at the time. It probably was […]

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Taylor Field (’76): Serving the ‘unserved’

Not many of us are so devoted to serving the poor that we’d move our young family right in with them. But that’s just what the Rev. Taylor Field (’76) did.

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The unforgettable Jeff Dobbs (’77)

The dancing, head-spinning Deacon was a crowd favorite in the 1970s.

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Continuing the legacy

Alumni move their children onto a campus that still evokes happy memories.

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Tommie O’Toole (’78): Our man at the Olympics

Just back from the London Olympics, Tommie O’Toole (’78, P ’07) talks about Gabby Douglas, Usain Bolt, Tonya Harding and his favorite Olympic and Final Four memories.

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Summer’s hottest books

From a riveting account of World War I to the uplifting story of Martha Mason (’60), alumni professors share their favorite can’t-put-down summer books.

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Remembering the 1970 march for peace

Forty-two years ago, 600 students marched to President Scales’ house to protest the Vietnam War.