How to Make New Friends in Two Hours


Nick Gray (’04) offers his step-by-step strategy for small, fun cocktail parties to bring new people into your life.

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Seeing Success in Others


Maria Toler Velissaris (’02) , who stretched her entrepreneurial wings building a new company as a Wake Forest junior, has soared as a lauded venture capitalist in women’s health care.

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Finding Answers in the Past


Laura Malone Elliott (’79) offers young people connections and inspiration in her historical novels that can help them navigate the world today.

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Entrusted to Lead


Dr. Susan R. Wente is installed as Wake Forest’s 14th president, sharing her transformative journey and charting a historic course for the University.

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News of the World


Behold the humble Fijian dish bearing tidings from Polynesia, an explorer’s ship, a ‘Disneyland’ museum circa mid-1700s and a Wake Forest bet on the future.

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Stories We're Telling

Staff Favorites


Reading the River


by Carol L. Hanner

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Treasures of the Archives


by Kerry M. King ('85)

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Walking With the Hope


by Maria Henson ('82)

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