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Cassie Freund and a rhinoceros beetle in Borneo.

Saving the orangutans

Cassie Freund (’10) uses her biology degree to save wild orangutans in Borneo.

Lauren Plichta with her 2014 LLS Research Portfolio Award.

‘It’s all for recognizing my mom’

Lauren Plichta (’05) celebrates her late mother every day by raising money for cancer research.

101 Things We Love About Wake Forest: No. 85 - Rolling the Quad

No. 76 – No. 101

 DESSERT FOR A DEAC Leavening legend. Tailgate treasure. What would any pregame party be without Deacon Crunch cookies, mouth-watering morsels chock-full of oatmeal, corn flakes, and chocolate chips created by hostess extraordinaire Marybeth Sutton Wallace (’86)? Does anyone doubt she’s the Martha Stewart of Wake Forest? THE BIEDERMAN CONNECTION Around Hearn Plaza have you noticed […]

Katherine Wycisk ('12) and Aid4Uganda co-director Shane Falconer with a child from a Ugandan orphanage.

Into Africa: Katherine Wycisk (’12)

Katherine Wycisk (’12) turns her passion for caring for orphans in Uganda into a nonprofit.

Yuan Li (left) receives the 'Green Talents' Award from Minister Schavan

Physics alum wins environmental research award

Physics alumnus Yuan Li (Ph.D ’12) wins international recognition for research on solar cells.

Errin Fulp

Creative People

Challenge: Protect computer networks from cyberattacks Solution: Mimic nature to deploy “digital ants” to seek out threats and alert human security experts Co-researchers: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and students, including Michael Crouse (’10, MS ’12), named one of the nation’s top new inventors in 2011 by Inventors Digest magazine “We looked at multiple types of […]


High Impact

ON A WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON IN SPRING, Joel Stitzel drives from downtown Winston-Salem to the Wake Forest School of Medicine campus in his late-model Toyota. He means to upgrade to something newer, with side-impact airbags, because he understands the value of this relatively recent safety feature better than most. He’s meeting with a group of doctors, […]

Blakeney Brown

Blakeney Brown (’12) and professor Betina Wilkinson

Mentoring has a way of coming full circle. Just ask Betina Wilkinson and Blakeney Brown.


Face Time: Rob Musci and Peter Brubaker

There aren’t many professors who would run through fire, climb to the top of a mountain or crawl through mud with their students. Senior Rob Musci of Kernersville, N.C., found one in Professor of Health and Exercise Science Peter Brubaker (MA ’86). Last fall in Virginia, Musci and Brubaker — along with a handful of […]


Face Time: Nick Liu and Stewart Carter

Sometimes students have to travel far from home to discover what is right in front of them. That was the case for junior Cheng “Nick” Liu, a native of China and gifted pianist, who returned home last summer with Professor of Music Stewart Carter (P ’01) to explore the history of Chinese orchestras. Liu and Carter […]