David Bland (’76, P ’04) wound his rental car south on Interstate 15 through the cold, clear Montana night. Somewhere between Great Falls and Helena, Bland pulled the car off the winding highway. He stepped into the wintry darkness, frustrated from a day of contentious meetings, and lifted his gaze to a sky full of […]
Stories Tagged: Class of 2004
January 26, 2015
September 22, 2014
y and by, they put down their plates and pick up their instruments. It’s a Friday night in March and there’s a big crowd at the home of Provost Rogan Kersh and his wife, Sara Pesek. Billy Hamilton, professor of Russian, gets out his banjo. Martha Allman, dean of admissions, situates her autoharp. Her husband, […]
September 22, 2014
With little fanfare, Andy Heck (’70, P ’98) takes the two aging rolls of butcher paper out of a plastic grocery bag and begins unrolling them on the kitchen countertop at his home in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. “The scroll,” as he calls the two rolls of paper, is the bridge between those different parts […]
June 3, 2014
Last summer was a strange one around Winston-Salem, one of the coolest and wettest on record. For most of us, a break from the South’s usual summer swelter is a blessed relief, and only 30 summer days without rain is just an inconvenience, an annoyance that ruins nothing more than beach trips and yard work. […]
January 24, 2014
While visiting The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, you might expect a tour guide to tell you about the brushstrokes that Emanuel Leutze used when painting “Washington Crossing the Delaware.” What you may not expect: being asked to sit on the floor and make a sculpture out of Play-Doh, imitate a pose […]
October 2, 2013
Taylor Field (’76, P ’08) NEW YORK CITY Pastor of East 7th Baptist Church, also known as Graffiti Church His cause: Through his church he provides food, clothing, after-school programs, legal services and addiction-recovery programs to the poor, homeless and addicted. Graffiti Church serves 10,000 people a year. “Wake Forest gave me opportunities to ‘first […]
July 11, 2013
Random acts of kindness honor the late Fred Scully (’04, MSA ’05), who remained focused on what he had, not what he was losing.
January 31, 2013
The Gardener By David Bare (P ’09) We are blessed to have the gift of Reynolda Gardens in our community. It is a rare and wonderful treasure to have an estate’s garden, meadow and woodland at our back door, open for free, public use. The 1961 deed of gift transferring Reynolda Gardens to Wake Forest […]
October 4, 2012
Probably no one’s journey to Wake Forest was longer than Somali native Yasin Ali’s, but he had Jordan Adam (’04) pointing the way.
January 17, 2012
Social media expert Kate Farber Gold (’04) lands dream job at Food Network.