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No blue Christmas for the Rev. Elvis

Ray Cannata (’90), “The Man Who Ate New Orleans,” trades his culinary list for blue suede shoes.

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 […]

Manju Seal (MA '90), photograph by Travis Dove ('04)

Manju Seal (MA ’90): A ‘greater profit’

Manju Seal (MA ’90) put her high-powered financial career on hold to fight domestic violence.


Second verse for ‘Poetry Man’ Dave Johnson (’90)

Dave Johnson’s (’90) innovative work as poet-in-residence for the New York City Probation Office is featured in the New York Daily News.

(Photo by Steven Gianakouros)

Dave Johnson (’90): Poetry for probation

Playwright and teacher Dave Johnson (’90) holds an unlikely appointment as Poet-in-Residence for the New York City Probation Office.

Amy Bannister White ('90); Serving her community (photo courtesy Corey Lowenstein, The News and Observer)

Amy White (’90): A reason to give thanks

Amy Bannister White (’90) delivers turkeys on Thanksgiving and hope throughout the year.

Left to right: David Edmiston ('88), Heather Hamby Edmiston ('92), Matt Maguire, Virginia Blake Maguire ('91), Chris Martin ('90) and Margaret Robinson Martin ('92).

Saving Grace

Alumni sponsor fundraiser to support S.O.P.H. sister’s child with mitochondrial disease.

Spreading the Wake Forest spirit in China: Nicole Stanton ('11), Monica Kitt ('10), Rachel Baxter ('11), Henry Skelsey ('10) and Ben Terry ('08).

Deacons connect in the Far East

Alumni are renewing their black and gold ties through new alumni clubs 7,000 miles from campus.


‘The Man Who Ate New Orleans’ shares his favorite cafés, taverns and dives

After eating in every single restaurant in New Orleans, Ray Cannata (’90) knows a thing or two about food — and about the people, culture and music of the Crescent City.


The Man Who Ate New Orleans

A prototype movie poster proclaims: “Never since King Kong such a mighty appetite!” As New Orleanians might ask, “Who dat?” He’s none other than Ray Cannata (’90), perhaps the most unlikely Presbyterian minister you’ll ever meet and the man eating his way through every bistro, café, deli, grill, tavern and joint in New Orleans — all 750 of them. For Ray Cannata, life’s a Mardi Foie Gras.