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James T. Williams Jr., Greensboro, N.C.

James T. Williams Jr., Greensboro, N.C.

Wake Forest Magazine


As a standout tackle on Wake Forest’s football team in the early 1960s, James T. “Jim” Williams (’62, JD ’66, P ’89, ’92) once considered pursuing a career in the NFL until Professor of History Forrest Clonts (1920) encouraged him to attend law school. Williams, who was a first generation college student, said he was […]

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Wade Murphy (’00) helps endow the Humanities Institute with $1 million gift

Wade Murphy (’00) helps endow the Humanities Institute with $1 million gift

Maria Henson ('82)


In February, Wade Murphy (’00), executive vice president of Marmik Oil Co. in El Dorado, Ark., made history as the only person under 35 to make a single seven-figure gift in the University’s history. Murphy, a member of the College Board of Visitors, donated $1 million to the Humanities Institute. In 2010 the National Endowment […]

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