Coming soon: Fall 2011 issue

Web Exclusives


It has been months in the making so we’re excited that the Fall 2011 print edition will soon be in mailboxes everywhere. Get a sneak peek at the magazine here.

Our cover story, written by Mark Schrope (’93) and designed by Kris Hendershott, is a tale of history, technology and intrigue with scientist Michael Toth (’79) at the center of it all. Read about Toth’s quest to uncover secrets from the past as he examines ancient documents including the famous Archimedes Palimpsest.

Enduring friendships are what many alumni cherish most about Wake Forest, and Maria Henson (’82) writes about two roommates who haven’t let decades and distance keep them apart. Byrd Barnette Tribble (’54) and Betty Holliday Waddell Bowman are as close now as they were as freshmen in Bostwick dormitory on the Old Campus. Julie Helsabeck’s graphic design is as engaging as the photos by Ken Bennett.

More than 200 Wake Forest graduates have embodied the spirit of Pro Humanitate by serving in the Peace Corps. As the humanitarian organization celebrates its 50th anniversary, Cherin C. Poovey (P ’08) tells the story of alumni who joined Peace Corps to change lives, only to find their own lives changed immeasurably.

Fall 2011, cover by Kris Hendershott

In “Teaching it Forward,” Lisa Kline Mowry (’82) catches up with eight alumni whose Wake Forest experience inspired them to pursue careers in academia. Magazine intern Hannah Kay Hunt (’12) shares highlights of her summer in the Big Apple as an intern for People magazine.

As she does with each issue, Janet Williamson (P ’00, ’03) pulled together hundreds of Class Notes so you can keep up with classmates.

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About the Author

Senior Editor Kerry M. King (’85) got his start writing about Wake Forest as sports editor and editor of the Old Gold & Black. Since returning to Wake Forest in 1989, he’s written stories on hundreds of alumni. He received Wake Forest’s Employee of the Year Award in 2004 when he worked in the Public Affairs office. His wife, Heather Barnes King (MA ’97), is a high school math teacher. She received the Marcellus E. Waddill Excellence in Teaching Award for Wake Forest alumni in 2011. They have two furry children, Shetland sheepdogs Brady and Dexter.

Staff Favorites

Deac to Deac

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Exit Smiling

by Maria Henson ('82)

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by Kerry M. King ('85)

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