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'It's second nature to me to be able to relate to young people,' says Stan King.

Standing tall for Brooklyn’s youth

Mentoring and coaching changed former Deacon Stan King’s (’94) life. Now he’s paying it forward at the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club.

Jack Kalavritinos with his wife, Adrienne, and sons Mark (left) and John.

Opening doors to STEM careers

With a mission to attract students to careers in construction, architecture and engineering, Jack Kalavritinos (’85) takes the helm at ACE Mentor Program.

Janice Collins: 'I had to believe in myself and have faith.'

A legend on and off the court

From her parents, ACC Legends inductee Janice Collins (’86) learned the importance of academics, pride and respect. From her aunt, she learned a fierce hook shot.

Kevin Jordan and Tom Walter

Inside Pitch

more than a life-threatening illness, transplant surgery and a fifth year of college to make up for lost time to put the brakes on Kevin Jordan’s dream of playing professional baseball. The Atlanta Braves cap on his head, with its distinctive red “A” logo, hits such a notion out of the park. In the inspirational […]

Hu Womack plays an integral role in campus life.

Red backpack, bold personality

Librarian Hu Womack (’90, MBA ’00), recipient of the University’s 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Building the Dream award, has “good days and great days.”

Joy Liu (MSA '14) says drawing is her stress reliever.

Convergence of cultures

The Deacon meets The Dragon in Joy Liu’s (MSA ’14) creative illustration.

Allison Orr ('93) surrounded by female professional baseball players in Kyoto.

Choreographing a common language

Dance on the diamond: Allison Orr (’93) collaborates with female baseball players in Japan to choreograph ‘Play Ball Kyoto.’


Connecting boys sole to soul

Ashley Brown Armistead (’91) founded Let Me Run, a wellbeing program that inspires boys to be themselves, to build healthy relationships and to live an active lifestyle.


Ted Gellar-Goad and the Secret of the Sphinx

on’t gasp when you hear that Ted Gellar-Goad teaches naked. The young Latin scholar is always appropriately clothed in suit and tie. It’s his teaching style that bares all in a classroom stripped of laptops and other electronic devices, leaving students and teacher exposed to face-to-face learning. Videos? No. Skits based on Roman plays featuring […]

Jane Patton Williams says her art is a way of giving back to Wake Forest.

Food for the soul, from the heart

Handmade pottery by Jane Patton Williams (MAEd ’76) brings food for the soul to campus dining hall.