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Jay Venuto small photo

Cinderella Deacs ’79

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

Karen Beasley (left) with fellow cheerleaders Sue Ahrens Covington ('85) and Jim Hutcherson ('83, JD '89). (photo courtesy Beth Parker Stout)

Karen Beasley’s legacy: save the turtles

Her legacy of love for nature’s vulnerable sea turtles lives on at the Karen Beasley (’84) Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center.

Reynolds Professor of American Studies Maya Angelou died on May 28, 2014.

Maya Angelou helped us find our voices

Maya Angelou had little patience for anyone who spoke in front of her class with a ‘small voice’ and challenged students to project with confidence, purpose and poise, writes John R. Hilley (’83).

Arthur Orr and his son, Jack, on the Quad at Homecoming 2010.

Righting a wrong

Three Scottsboro Boys are pardoned posthumously thanks to legislation sponsored by Alabama Sen. Arthur Orr (’86).

Associate Dean for Campus Life Mike Ford ('72) welcomes Libby Bell ('93) back to campus for the 25th annual Project Pumpkin.

Libby Bell (’93) unmasks the great pumpkin

Project Pumpkin founder returns to campus to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the annual Halloween tradition.


The familiar and the unfamiliar

For alumni parents, freshman move-in was a day to share memories of their time at Wake Forest while encouraging their children to forge their own path.

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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.

Barbee Myers Oakes ('80, MA '81)

Constant & True

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will. – George Bernard Shaw Though neither of my parents attended college, their belief in this principle fashioned both my infinite thirst for knowledge and the confidence that I could overcome formidable odds […]

Bobby Higdon conducts a training session in Kosovo on the finer points of plea bargaining.

Alumni rebuild battered Kosovo’s courts

Bobby Higdon (’85, JD ’89) and Frank Bradsher (’82) are helping rebuild Kosovo’s judicial system.


Ten years of hitting the bricks

Lori Piccolo (’87) will be watching from afar as hundreds of students race around Hearn Plaza for the 10th annual Hit the Bricks fundraiser Sept. 27.