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The bonds of Casa Artom

Friendships formed in Venice still unite these alumni, 40 years later.

Cassie Freund and a rhinoceros beetle in Borneo.

Saving the orangutans

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

Mark Titus Hoover

Bucking the trend

Mark Titus Hoover (’10) takes the road less traveled to the U.S. Embassy in Burkina Faso, West Africa.


A model education

Cecilia Silva (’74) builds a thriving school in her native Argentina based on what she learned at her alma mater.

Lauren Gaston's current project is costume design for a production of 'Romeo and Juliet.' (Photo by Don Ipock)

Her costumes capture moments in time

“Fashion is trend forecasting,” says Lauren Gaston (’09). “Costume design involves digging into a moment in time much like an anthropologist would.”

Ryan celebrates the end of his cross-country bike ride on the California coast.

Himmelsbach’s travels

Backpacking around the world wasn’t journey enough for Ryan Himmelsbach (’11), so he cycled across the USA.


Alumnus leads student to ‘Wake’ and ‘Forest’

Probably no one’s journey to Wake Forest was longer than Somali native Yasin Ali’s, but he had Jordan Adam (’04) pointing the way.


Professor Emeritus Mary Frances Robinson dies

A memorial service for retired French professor Mary Frances Robinson, who died on July 31, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 2, at 3 p.m. in Wait Chapel.

Spreading the Wake Forest spirit in China: Nicole Stanton ('11), Monica Kitt ('10), Rachel Baxter ('11), Henry Skelsey ('10) and Ben Terry ('08).

Deacons connect in the Far East

Alumni are renewing their black and gold ties through new alumni clubs 7,000 miles from campus.

Karen Buschman Barnes ('05)

Human rights for ‘the least of these’

Human rights is both a passion and a profession for Karen Buschman Barnes (’05).