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A Magnolia Scholar Defines Pro Humanitate

by October 17, 2013

Last weekend, Joseph Belangia was chopping wood in rural Wake County to provide firewood to families in need. A few days before, he raced around Hearn Plaza to raise money for the Brian Piccolo Cancer Fund during Hit the Bricks. Today, he is working to achieve his goal to expand a Read more »

Weaving education, entertainment

by October 19, 2012

The first showing is always the most difficult. Last April, when Wake Forest senior Jawad Wahabzada (’14) premiered his documentary “Children of Kabul” at RiverRun Film Festival, it was to a packed crowd filled with so many faces, he felt a little intimidated. Click here to read more   Read more »

Preparing for your path

by August 29, 2012

When Corynn Kolberg arrived at Wake Forest last August, she was surprised to see a session with the Office of Personal and Career Development (OPCD) on her orientation schedule. After all, she was just a first-year student. Click here to read the full article

‘Children of Kabul’ Documentary by Jawad Wahabzada

by April 13, 2012
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Starting at age seven, Wake Forest junior and Magnolia Scholar, Jawad Wahabzada spent four years working eight hours a day as a child laborer in Afghanistan making Persian rugs in a factory. Though he now lives 7,000 miles from his birth country, his heart is not far from the Read more »

Chakayla Taylor, Fashionista

by March 30, 2012

Flash back to September 2008: I was a senior high school student attending Prospective Student Day in the Wake Forest University Schools of Business. I was captivated with the idea of applying to the business school. Though English was a passion of mine, I was ready to trade in that Read more »

First-Generation Students Spread Their Roots in College Pursuits

by February 21, 2012
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Making the transition from high school to college is daunting for every student, but even more so for first-generation college students. Almost 10 percent of the undergraduate population at Wake Forest is comprised of first-generation students, and the university is dedicated to continuing the tradition of affording competitive educations to students from all walks of life through Read more »

Gerson Lanza uses dance as a form of expression

by December 2, 2011

Single-handedly responsible for breathing new life into the Wake Forest tap dancing community, junior Gerson Lanza is a student worth knowing. Coming to campus from Harlem, N.Y., by way of Honduras, Lanza is a History and Spanish major with a passion for tapping. Though many students may not even know of Read more »

Meet the Magnolia Scholars

by October 28, 2010

The Magnolia Scholars Program has recruited some wonderfully talented students. The inaugural Class of 2013 Magnolia Scholars typifies the eclectic nature of the program, which draws students from all walks of life who can be enriched by and themselves can enrich the Wake Forest campus. The first Scholars include White, Read more »