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Jane Patton Williams says her art is a way of giving back to Wake Forest.

Food for the soul, from the heart

Handmade pottery by Jane Patton Williams (MAEd ’76) brings food for the soul to campus dining hall.

Kevin Shorter, wife, Allison, and their daughters explore pagodas in China.

Help, hope for orphaned Asian girls

His family’s vision, says Kevin Shorter (MBA ’06), is to keep orphaned Asian girls off the street and out of the sex trade.

Karen Beasley (left) with fellow cheerleaders Sue Ahrens Covington ('85) and Jim Hutcherson ('83, JD '89). (photo courtesy Beth Parker Stout)

Karen Beasley’s legacy: save the turtles

Her legacy of love for nature’s vulnerable sea turtles lives on at the Karen Beasley (’84) Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center.

'Big Brother' Chad Brown (right) and Erik, his 'Little Brother.'

‘Big Brother’ takes his role seriously

Mentoring matters to Chad Brown (’01, JD ’06), who is North Carolina’s Big Brother of the Year for Big Brothers Big Sisters Services.

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Strong Is the New Pretty

Former soccer player Kate T. Parker (’98) is a mother and photographer whose new project shows young girls’ strength, power and confidence.

Katina Parker (right) with Dr. Maya Angelou

Filmmaker Katina Parker (’96) remembers Maya Angelou

A writer of world renown claimed Katina Parker (’96) and ‘watered and seeded’ her soul.

Reynolds Professor of American Studies Maya Angelou died on May 28, 2014.

Maya Angelou helped us find our voices

Maya Angelou had little patience for anyone who spoke in front of her class with a ‘small voice’ and challenged students to project with confidence, purpose and poise, writes John R. Hilley (’83).

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.

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.

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.