Even as a child, Makenzie Whitener was a Demon Deacon fan and Wake Forest was her dream school. Growing up in the area, she spent time on campus, as both of her parents work as staff members for the university.
Senior Itamar Lewin-Arundale is a double major in communication and history, two disciplines that he believes blend well together.
When Cheyenne Zuck reflects on her experience at Wake Forest she simply says, “I say this to people as I’m graduating, but the memories you’ll create here are wonderful.” A double major in classical languages (Greek) and theatre, Zuck speaks to the importance of finding your passion through study.
The Chinese language has long been a part of Lucas Wille’s life — he started studying it in kindergarten. Therefore, it makes sense that he has focused on bringing Chinese culture to campus ever since he arrived at Wake Forest, serving as the president of the Chinese Studies Club for the past two years.
Jorge Dabdoub had never heard of Wake Forest before he visited, but he has not regretted his choice to attend ever since. Dabdoub, who hails from Norwich, CT, has excelled during his time on campus.
David Ostrowski chose biophysics because it was a perfect combination of two subjects that he loved.
Coming into college, senior Nandan Patel knew he wanted to study physical medicine. However, it wasn’t until he worked at Wake Forest’s Baptist Medical Center in pool therapy that he honed in on what exactly he wanted to do.
Elizabeth Sarkel knew she wanted to pursue a degree in the sciences since the moment she moved into her dorm in Babcock freshman year.
Kurt Swartz is a senior Business & Enterprise Management (BEM) major with minors in economics and psychology.
Senior Edward (Ned) Gidley never expected to be an Art History major, however, after he took History of Photography with Dr. John Curley he knew that he wanted to pursue art history.
Sara Coronel, who was born and raised in Asuncion, Paraguay, applied to Wake Forest with the business school in mind.
William von Behren is a double major in accountancy and computer science from San Antonio, TX. Von Behren will graduate this May, but also will return for a fifth year to complete his Masters in Accountancy.
Clara Ortega was originally drawn to Wake Forest because of her interest in the biology department.
Senior Branden Cook’s pursuit of a career in acting has resembled the domino effect, involving him setting up the dominoes and letting them fall neatly into place.
Brooke Einbender is a very social person. Many of her stories revolve around her time with her friends and her start-up company has allowed her to become business partners with two of them. Einbender recently traveled to Charleston with friends and captured the energy of their adventures with disposable cameras.
Senior Annie Wheat fell in love with Wake Forest when she visited campus for the first time.
Callie Cleckner arrived at Wake Forest with an open mind as to what her major may be. However, she quickly became interested in sociology after her freshman year.
Jamie Eisner has been in the Religion department since day one of her freshman year. Beyond the home she found in Wingate, she found a home at Wake Forest.
Before coming to Wake Forest, Nicole Gertenbach had no idea she wanted to major in psychology. She never took a psychology class before her freshman year. However, she took an introductory class and quickly fell in love with the field.
Senior Jay Buchanan finds his passion for politics in every aspect of the world. A student who is deeply passionate about theater, education reform, travel and politics, he is able to justify finding an intersection between everything he pursues.
Before Conner Brown realized his interest in philosophy, he already had a passion for debating and discussing big ideas. After debating at his high school in his hometown of Colfax, NC and investigating different programs and teams, Brown was drawn to Wake Forest and applied early decision due to its exceptional debate team.
Physics can be a daunting subject for many people. Yet for Angela Harper, it is her calling. When applying to colleges, Harper knew she wanted to study physics, but the opportunities for research and the ability to collaborate with professors was what truly drew her towards Wake Forest.
While most students confine themselves to study spaces across campus, senior Jeremy Sexton has spent his last weeks on campus composing not one, but two pieces for upcoming performances. All while studying for his final exams.
When searching for universities to attend, Sam Kridgen had three distinct requirements.
Elizabeth Krizay, a statistics major from Lagrange, Georgia, is noted by many of her professors for her independent spirit, her intuitive questions and her ability to lift up those around her.