Alumni News



The intersection of innovation and regulation: The 2018 Hylton Lecture

Claudius Modesti (P ’20), former director of enforcement at the PCAOB and Josh Jones (BS ’95), an EY partner and former fellow of the Securities and Exchange Commission, gave the 2018 Hylton Lecture November 8 in Broyhill Auditorium.
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Teamwork to Last a Lifetime

For Blake Jennings (BS ’11), teamwork is everything. That’s an ethic he absorbed during his time at Wake Forest University and it has become a cornerstone of Jennings’ professional life. “Teamwork is absolutely vital to success in organizations,” said Jennings, director of development at Greensboro-based Biscuitville Fresh Southern.
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Constantly Pursue What Makes You Come Alive

Devi Eddins Walters (’07, MA ’08) couldn’t wait for her next finance class with Rob Nash — or, on other days, her next marketing class with Kenny Herbst. Walters’ enthusiasm for the Wake Forest School of Business Master’s in Management program meant she met each day ready for a fresh challenge.
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Opening Doors and Unleashing Potential

For Grant Trivette (MSBA ’17), earning his Wake Forest Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) degree was like finding the key that unlocks the door to opportunity. Trivette had barely started his coursework in the inaugural MSBA class when he began receiving personalized advice on developing a resume, writing cover letters, and interviewing for the specific jobs in which he was interested.
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To Achieve Real Success, Just Add Grit

Excellent grades are important. Natural intelligence matters. But the most crucial ingredient to success is something else entirely. William Cooper III (BS ’96, MSA ’97), known as “Coop” by his friends, said Wake Forest University developed in him a keen determination to succeed, to work incredibly hard, and to push through when the going got tough.
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Brothers Share Wake MBA Experience

Brothers Diego Espinoza (MBA ’10) and Sergio Espinoza (MBA ’13) shared everything growing up: a crib, a room, even friends. In their 20s, their mother passed away unexpectedly, and the loss was compounded when the brothers were separated for the first time. Diego, the elder by a year and 10 months, left their home country of Costa Rica to finish his undergraduate studies in Kansas.
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Program’s Prestige Leads to Professional Growth

As Adrian Wilkinson (MBA ’14) considered school choices to help take his career to the next level, one thing stood out to him: the way the reputation of the Wake Forest University School of Business would resonate with his professional network and future employers.
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Self-Discovery Spurs New Growth

What if your assumptions about yourself turned out to be too limiting? What if you had secret gifts inside even you didn’t know about? Mona Baset (MBA ’12) can tell you just what that’s like. Her Wake Forest University experience challenged what she thought she knew about herself — and revealed abilities that brought her new opportunities.
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Investing in Her Future, One Saturday at a Time

When Maranda McBride (MBA ’11) set out to earn her MBA, she faced the unique challenge of learning at one university while teaching at another. McBride, an associate professor at North Carolina A&T State University with a Ph.D. in engineering, wanted to continue teaching while earning her degree.
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Be your own boss: Alumni share the secrets of entrepreneurship

By Amber Veverka Coming up with an amazing idea, and...
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Top CPA Exam performer recognized

Congratulations to Aubrey Ramsdell (BS ‘16, MSA ‘17), who received...
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A fond farewell

By Stephanie Skordas, Sr. Associate Director, Communications “We are here...
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Wake Forest School of Business continues tradition of Top 20 rankings in U.S. News & World Report

School remains #1 part-time MBA program in North Carolina WINSTON-SALEM,...
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Warren Stephens: The only way entrepreneurship works

The president and CEO of Stephens, Inc., one of the largest privately-held investment banks in the country, was on campus at the invitation of the School’s BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism.
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Wake Forest School of Business MBA students promote healthy grocery shopping

A team of MBA students from the Wake Forest University School of Business Winston-Salem Evening MBA program took first place in a student case competition featured during the Inmar Analytics Forum on Sept. 12, 2017. 
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Mastering Management: Welcoming the Class of 2018

The Wake Forest School of Business welcomed 119 students into the Master in Management program. The Class of 2018 represents 69 colleges and universities and 48 undergraduate majors.
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How smart leaders create engaged employees

Chris Arline (MBA ‘11) returned to the WFU Charlotte Center to lead a training session for current Charlotte MBA students on Saturday, June 24.
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Anil Rai Gupta delivers Graduate Hooding Ceremony keynote on the enduring value of living Pro Humanitate

“Wake Forest was love at first sight for me,” Anil Rai Gupta (MBA ’92) told the audience at the Wake Forest University School of Business Graduate Hooding Ceremony on Sunday, May 14. “Everything was fresh and exciting: the campus, the exchange of ideas, and the curriculum.”Gupta is chairman and managing director of Havells India, one of the fastest-growing electrical goods companies in India, which purchased the European lighting company Sylvania in 2007, an organization one and a half times larger than Havells.
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School of Business alumna honored with national accounting award

Kayla Elizabeth Gawlik (MSA ‘16) has earned the Elijah Watt...
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Life as a Consultant: More than Travel

Wake Forest School of Business alumni share their insights into...
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After Class

Warren Stephens and Professor Thomas Goho reconnected in Farrell Hall, and there, they laughed about memories that have shaped their friendship.
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Making A Statement: Purpose Over Mission

It took months and months of research and discussion that continues even today. But when Lowe’s Companies, Inc. settled on its purpose as a corporation, it was elegant, powerful, and short...
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Be Authentic: 5 Tips for Career Success

When Kelly Smith (’86) came to Wake Forest, he was looking for a challenge. “I decided I would try the hardest major, and I thought that was accounting,” said Smith, now the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Office at Replacements, Ltd.
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Wake Forest Had Her at Hello

Andrea Malik Roe is always on-call for her urgent care startup, Atlanta’s CRH Healthcare. As she works to grow her four-year old company, she and her husband are also raising their five and seven-year-old boys.
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