"Admissions" Archive

Admissions updates for the campus community

The following is a guest post from Eric Maguire, vice president for enrollment.

While working remotely, the Undergraduate Admissions staff joined in solidarity with our colleagues throughout campus to  The Porter Byrum Welcome Center and orange maple leavessustain a strong and vibrant Wake Forest community. Our staff quickly pivoted from our signature face-to-face work to creative virtual efforts. For over six months, our work has included yielding our first-year class, conducting webcam interviews, hosting live virtual sessions, planning fall virtual visits and college fairs, and evaluating Early Decision applications.

Additionally, on Tuesday, September 8, in partnership with our student tour guides, we began to welcome back visitors in a limited capacity to the Porter B. Byrum Welcome Center. As we developed our campus-visitor policy and built our visit program, we consulted with members of Wake Forest, including Student Health Service. The health and safety of our campus community, as well as of our visitors, are of the utmost importance and, therefore, the cornerstones of our policy. In advance of the visit, we require prospective students to complete a registration process to become approved visitors. When confirming their visits, students and guests agree to adhere to a stringent set of directives, including a health screening and temperature check, remaining outside all campus buildings, and wearing a mask for the visit’s duration. At every step, as we crafted the Prospective Student/Family Campus Visitation Policy, we thoughtfully considered our campus community’s welfare.

Thank you for your support. We appreciate your partnership in helping to keep our community healthy while also sharing our campus with prospective students.

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Class of 2024 Enrollment Update

Guest post from Eric Maguire, Vice President of Enrollment:

To date, more than 1,500 students have submitted a deposit to secure a seat in the Wake Forest Class of 2024. We are excited to welcome the talented students who decided to call Wake Forest their collegiate home. The class’ academic credentials rival those of prior cohorts. More than half of students are ranked in the top five percent of their graduating class, and more than three quarters are ranked in the top decile. Among standardized test submitters, the middle 50 percentile SAT score is slightly ahead of last year’s class, while ACT ranges remain unchanged.

The Class of 2024 is also notable for its socio-economic and racial/ethnic diversity. Nearly 10 percent of the incoming class qualifies for Pell grants, while an equal proportion identifies as first-generation college students. Among incoming first-year students, 24 percent identify as either African American, Asian American, Latinx, Native American, or of multiple racial backgrounds. This representation is greater than in previous years. Nine percent of the incoming class are international students, North Carolina residents comprise 16 percent, and 56 percent of the class is female.

In a typical year, more than 1,500 students in the first-year class would signal a significant over-enrollment, as only a portion of those deposits would “melt” over the summer and recent classes have had about 1,400 students. This is far from a typical year, with lingering uncertainty because of the coronavirus pandemic. Although it is difficult to predict attrition of deposits and resulting class size with precision, we believe we are well-positioned for a variety of future possibilities.

We will know our final incoming class size and profile later this summer, but I would like to celebrate this high-achieving group of students who have made the commitment to enroll — and recognize staff who worked tirelessly to enroll such a talented and diverse group. Hats off to the Admissions and Financial Aid teams who made an incredibly quick pivot to remote yield activities and helped guide these students to enroll at Wake Forest.
And let me offer a special thanks to a few individuals who were promoted to new roles in January and whose efforts are reflected in our incoming class: Karen Vargas was appointed to serve as Dean of Admissions; Dawn Calhoun was promoted to Sr. Associate Dean; and Terri Legrand was tasked with leading a new department of Enrollment Compliance and Technology. Their work, in addition to Tom Benza’s promotion to Director of Financial Aid after the June retirement of Bill Wells, will serve us well for many years to come.

As we have made the transition to remote teaching, learning and work, please know that we appreciate our campus community’s tremendous effort to affirm and continue the many qualities which make Wake Forest such a special University. I hope you will join me in welcoming the Class of 2024.

Martha Allman appointed Senior Assistant Provost

This message was sent earlier today on behalf of Provost Rogan Kersh

Wake Forest Faculty and Staff,

Dean of Admissions Martha Allman (’82, MBA ’92) has accepted a new position as Senior Assistant Provost. Effective July 1, 2019, Allman will join the provost’s office in a role combining advisory and leadership responsibilities, with particular focus on bringing greater coherence to the array of programs and services we offer our students.

As undergraduate admissions dean for nearly two decades, Dean Allman developed extensive knowledge of our students and campus, distinctively enabling her to integrate the services and programs that connect—and  transcend—academic disciplines and support offices. Her long-standing relationships across our community with students, faculty, administrators, alumni, parents, and trustees are invaluable in advancing this essential work.

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Comings and goings for November 2017

See a list of employees joining and leaving the University in November 2017:


Barbee, Russell LaMar; Police Officer; University Police
Bowen, Caroline; Coord, Territory Development; Advancement: National Major Gifts
Chakraborty, Debajit; Postdoctoral Research Assoc; Physics
Clarke, Jillian; Parking Enforcement Officer; Parking & Transportation
Doolittle, Christa Kay; Administrative Assistant; Art
Ford, John Phillip; Technical Assistant; Brendle Recital Hall
Gentry, Matthew Ryan; Multimedia Technician II; IS: Administration
Hansen, Chad Dwight; Additional Comp Faculty; Law: Master in Study of Law
Mitchell, Anna Yvette; Assistant to the Dean; Admissions: Undergraduate
Nelson, Indina Latria; Housekeeper; Graylyn: Rooms
Odell, Alisha Rochea; Server; Graylyn: Food Services
Pate, Antonio Demont; Dishwasher; Graylyn: Food Services
Porter, Corin E; Coord, Territory Development; Advancement: National Major Gifts
Powers, Frances Vaughn; Administrative Coordinator; WFUSB-Undergrad Summer Mgt Prog
Sells, George Franklin; Tennis Center Assistant; Athletics: Indoor Tennis Ctr
Sheridan, Margaret Louise; Academic Counselor; Dean of Wake Forest College
Speaks, Jodi Lynn; Group Fitness Instructor; Fitness Center
Svete, Jill Marie; Technology & Data Analyst; OPCD: Career & Professional Dev
Taylor, Shane Ulysses; Asst Dir of Student Engagement; Student Engagement


Bondurant-Clark, Shannon; Reynolda House: Security
Carver, Sarah Virginia; Reynolda House: Security
Clark, Andrew Lee; Graylyn: Guest Services
Cunningham, Lelia Ouida; Reynolda House: Security
Dovico, Adam; Education
Elmore, Alisa Jan; Admissions: Undergraduate
Mc Rae, Tabitha Angier; Student Health Service
McKinney, Jason Schachter; Reynolda House: Security
Miles, Ryan Patrick; Law: Admissions
Rainey, April Sunshine; Fitness Center
Rickert, Jeffrey David; Reynolda House: Security
Ruble, Kimberly Dawn; Center for Leadership and Character
Singleton, Bradley Reynard; Intercultural Center
Wedde, Margaret Ramsay; College: Academic Support

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Comings and goings for October 2017:

See a list of employees joining and leaving the University in October 2017:

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