Tag: Distinguished Alumni Award


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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Norman B. Kellum Jr., Trent Woods, N.C.

Norman B. Kellum Jr., Trent Woods, N.C.

Wake Forest Magazine


After four people were critically injured following a shooting in Greenville, N.C., last summer, Norman B. Kellum Jr. (’59, JD ’65, P ’96) established a relief fund called “Greenville Strong,” for those victims and the victims of future acts of random violence. When two local high schools won state football titles, Kellum and his law […]

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Karen Bruton, Brentwood, Tenn.

Karen Bruton, Brentwood, Tenn.

Wake Forest Magazine


Making money or making a difference? If you had to choose, which would it be? Karen Bruton (MBA ’84), an accountant and business executive, has combined her success for the former with her desire to devote her life to the latter — giving people “a new tomorrow.” As founder of Hope Investments, Bruton traveled globally […]

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Jane Owens Cage, Joplin, Mo.

Jane Owens Cage, Joplin, Mo.

Wake Forest Magazine


With an evangelism of action, not words, Jane Owens Cage (’78) embodies the Wake Forest spirit of Pro Humanitate. She stepped up to serve her community when it needed her most, using business savvy and a gift for connecting with people and building consensus to lead the Citizens Advisory Recovery Team that brought Joplin, Mo., […]

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The late Graham W. Denton, Jr. (’67)

The late Graham W. Denton, Jr. (’67)

Wake Forest Magazine


Last October, three months before the distinguished alumnus lost his fight with pancreatic cancer, Wake Forest had a chance to thank Trustee Graham W. Denton Jr. (’67) for his devotion and service to the University. The University and Denton’s colleagues at Bank of America, where Denton had been an executive, announced that the main reception […]

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