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Kevin Shorter, wife, Allison, and their daughters explore pagodas in China.

Help, hope for orphaned Asian girls

His family’s vision, says Kevin Shorter (MBA ’06), is to keep orphaned Asian girls off the street and out of the sex trade.

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. […]


Focus on Pro Humanitate

    About four years ago, when I was living in my first home after completing graduate school, I began trying to emulate my grandmother. Doris Pearce Smith (’55, P ’78, ’80) passed away when I was a student at Wake Forest. At pivotal moments in life — my wedding, both graduations from Wake Forest […]

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 […]


The Place Where I Live

Last April I was fortunate enough to make a long- overdue visit to Wake Forest. Mary DeShazer, professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies, delivered the prestigious Hubert McNeill Poteat Lecture, and afterward I attended a special gathering to honor her. Catching up with many of my women’s studies professors I had vivid memories […]

Allison Orr ('93)
Founder and Artistic Director
Forklift Danceworks
Austin, TX

Portraits of Pro Humanitate-2

Allison Orr (’93) Austin, TX Founder and artistic director of Forklift Danceworks Her cause: Besides staging renowned dance performances, she began two special outreach programs: Leaps and Bounds, which partners with four schools to bring creative dance to children from low-income families, and Body Shift, offering improvisational dance classes to adults with and without disabilities. […]

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Missy Malkush (’06): A helping hand

Missy Malkush (’06) has volunteered in four countries to help those who’ve lost limbs to war, disease or injuries.

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.

Blake Brandes teaches rap to high school students and corporate teams.

Hip-hop power to the people

It’s a rap: Blake Brandes (’06) uses hip-hop to communicate a socially conscious message.


Hitting a winning idea

Kevin Dias (’06) hopes to become king of the virtual mini-golf world with his new game app, Putter King.