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David Bland - Financial Wrangler

Financial Wrangler

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 […]

Homegrown Harmonies

Homegrown Harmonies

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, […]


The Thing He Carried

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 […]

Bounty from Harmony Ridge Farm

In Pursuit of Greener Pastures

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. […]

On Museum Hack

On The Museum Hack

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 […]

Taylor Field ('76, P '08)
Pastor, East 7th Baptist Church
New York City

Portraits of Pro Humanitate

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 […]

The late Fred Scully and his daughter, Carrington.

Paying it Forward for Fred

Random acts of kindness honor the late Fred Scully (’04, MSA ’05), who remained focused on what he had, not what he was losing.


Ode to Reynolda Gardens

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 […]


Alumnus leads student to ‘Wake’ and ‘Forest’

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.

Kate Farber Gold ('04) pursued her passion.

A taste for social media

Social media expert Kate Farber Gold (’04) lands dream job at Food Network.