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Andrew Borum (far right) with his celebrity teammates (left to right) Rob Riggle, Yvette Nicole Brown and Valerie Bertinelli (courtesy NBCUniversal).

An invisible celebrity no more?

As the Demon Deacon mascot Andrew Borum (’08) was an ‘invisible celebrity.’ This week he’s about to be very visible on a nationally televised game show.

Toby A. Hale

Hale/Orser Fund honors associate deans’ commitment to students

A new fund honors Toby A. Hale (’65, P ’03), Paul N. Orser (’69, P ’01) and their dedication to students.


Ifill to graduates: ‘Care about something’

A ceremony that began with students delivering the welcome in half a dozen languages concluded with heavy rain falling, almost on cue, as it ended.

Mary Scott Haynie original

Mary Scott Haynie (’13): A Deacon then and now

Seventeen years after four-year-old Mary Scott Haynie was the Homecoming poster child, she’s entering her senior year at Wake Forest.


Inspiring others to action

A local high school student who died after a football injury has inspired an incoming first-year student at Wake Forest.

Coach Tom Walter (right) and Kevin Jordan

Tom Walter on character, integrity and ‘The Gift’

“I had to help. I had to help. It was a no-brainer.”


P is for Parent

What’s the meaning of that ‘P’? It’s our way of recognizing parents.

"Every weekend my friends and I, we always try to go to at least one museum and one monument and explore until my feet hurt," says Vaughan.

The Washingtonians

It’s tough keeping up with anyone in Wake Forest’s prestigious semester-in-D.C. program — particularly Aubrey Vaughan and her fast-paced footsteps. This spring, the junior political science major is in the midst of the juggling act otherwise known as WAKE Washington. Vaughan, from rural Versailles, Ky., spends most of her days working at a full-time internship where she creates civics education materials and does media outreach for nonprofit Rock the Vote.

Andie MacDowell (left) and Aidan Quinn as Maryanne and Steve Abbate

“The 5th Quarter”: A movie, a tribute

FORTY YEARS after the movie “Brian’s Song” put Wake Forest in the national spotlight, a film that opened this spring also combines football and adversity, and it presents the close-knit community of Demon Deacons. “The 5th Quarter” features the 2006 Wake Forest football season — when the Deacs were predicted to be in last place but ended up ACC Champions — as a backdrop for a more personal story. Defensive player Jon Abbate (’10) lost his younger brother Luke in an auto accident at home in Marietta, Ga., before the season began.

Sounds like imagination

Sound designer Stowe Nelson (’08) has an ear for what theatregoers hear.