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George Faithful with his wife, Enelia, and their daughter, Penelope.

Mentoring made the difference

Thomas. West. Sellner. Theologian George Faithful (’01) says his first book would have been ‘impossible’ without guidance from influential professors.

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

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 […]

Karen Bruton, Brentwood, Tenn.

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 […]

Danny Borrell

One, two, three … Dream!

Former baseball star Danny Borrell (’09) and a family foundation make children’s sports wishes come true.

Col. John C. 'Jay' Waters, left, with his family: wife Anna (seated, right), Albert (striped shirt), Sarah (kneeling) and Eric (on the roof of the car.)

No greater honor

Sacred duty: Col. John C. “Jay” Waters (’87) leads the Army National Military Cemeteries program.

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The scourge of poverty

Rev. Mel Williams (’65) fights to eliminate poverty in Durham, N.C.


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 […]

Oh,Those Lilting Banshees! Where Are They (Funny) Now?

Inside Spring 2014: Vol. 61 No. 2

The Spring 2014 issue will be in mailboxes soon. Here’s a sneak peek at what’s inside!

Yuki Hijiya (left) and Augi Ahn (right) with their mentor, Ed Wilson.

Common ground

Wake Forest, and an admiration for Ed Wilson (’43), connected international students Augi Ahn and Yuki Hijiya (MA ’67) — for life.

Tommy Norman (front) with some of the veterans and their families helped by Charlotte Bridge Home.

Tommy Norman (’66): Honoring our veterans

Veteran Tommy Norman (’66) helps ‘America’s heroes’ transition to civilian life.