Heroes

Heroes are those who are secure enough to be gracious, who recognize the communities from which they came, and who, after achieving their childhood dreams, embrace adult responsibilities.

Here are examples of heroes from Wake Forest:

  • Founder of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Anthony Atala,
  • Tycely Williams (‘97), who has led fundraising efforts that have raised more than $92 million for the YWCA and the American Red Cross,
  • NBA MVP Chris Paul (‘07), who founded the CP3 Foundation to support his community,
  • James “Woody” Faircloth (‘90), a finalist for the CNN Hero of the Year award for his work to provide temporary housing for victims of California’s wildfires,
  • Killian Noe (‘80), who founded the Recovery Café, in Seattle, Washington, for those battling addictions and living on the streets,
  • Dr. Khalique Zahir (‘87), who leads medical-relief missions overseas, and
  • baseball coach Tom Walter…who gave his outfielder his kidney!

To learn even more about Wake Forest’s heroes, I hope you’ll look into our on-campus information sessions and student-led campus tours.

And if you can’t make it to campus, no problem at all: we offer a variety of live virtual information sessions.

Finally, please peruse our application, available now.

Warmest regards,

Eric Maguire, Vice-President for Enrollment, Wake Forest University

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