February 10, 2017
A ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony for Maya Angelou Hall will be available for anyone to view through livestreaming on Feb. 17. It will be livestreamed at go.wfu.edu/angelouhall.
The residence hall, which opened this semester, is named in honor of world-renowned writer, professor and civil rights activist Maya Angelou, who was Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest until her death in 2014.
The 3 p.m. ceremony will include remarks by Angelou’s grandson, Elliott Jones. Legendary singer and songwriter Valerie Ashford Simpson will perform a musical tribute.
Wake Forest leaders–including President Nathan Hatch, Vice President for Campus Life Penny Rue, Maya Angelou Presidential Chair Melissa Harris-Perry, Dean of Residence Life and Housing Donna McGalliard and Chief Diversity Officer Barbee Oakes–will also speak at the event open to the Wake Forest community.
Full announcement available here.