Margaret Ann O'Sullivan

President Hatch emailed this announcement to students, faculty and staff on April 21:

Dear Wake Forest Students, Faculty and Staff,

I am saddened to inform you that Margaret Ann O’Sullivan, a freshman from Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, died Friday evening, April 20, in her room at Johnson Residence Hall.

We extend our condolences to her family and fellow students, as well as faculty and staff who knew her. Maggie was a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority.

Maggie’s passing is a loss for the entire Wake Forest community.  May her family and friends find comfort and support as they grieve her loss and remember her life.

The University will share information on services for Maggie when that information is available.

Each of us is affected by loss in different ways, and there is no right way to grieve. I encourage you to take care of yourselves and your fellow Deacs during this difficult time.

Wake Forest offers support and counseling services for all students, faculty and staff. The University Counseling Center may be reached at 336-758-5273 and the Office of the Chaplain may be contacted at 336-758-5210.  For faculty and staff, there is also the Employee Assistance Program at 336-716-5493. Please do not hesitate to seek support.


Nathan O. Hatch


Comings and goings for March 2018

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Wake Forest remembers connections to former First Lady Barbara Bush

Wake Forest University has several connections to former First Lady Barbara Bush, who died April 17 at the age of 92.

This week, those connections are recounted in a news release distributed by Wake Forest Communications and External Relations.  As many on campus may recall, Bush delivered Wake Forest’s Commencement address in 2001.  The previous year, her son George W. Bush had debated Al Gore in Wait Chapel during the presidential campaign.  And, many other connections exist, including the time her husband, George H.W. Bush, debated Michael Dukakis in Wait Chapel during the 1988 presidential campaign.

The story of those connections is found here.

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Wellbeing Center to close early on April 26; resume normal schedule April 27

This is a guest post f rom the Wellbeing Center:

The Wake Forest Wellbeing Center including Reynolds Gym & Sutton Center will be closed on Thursday, April 26 from 1:30 p.m. until midnight for a private event.  We will resume normal hours of operations on Friday, April 27. This will be a one-time occurrence.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Staff and faculty milestones April 2018

See a list of staff and faculty milestones for April 2018:

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