Big News Monday

Today has all kinds of big news to report! After completing a national search, Eric Maguire has been appointed the University’s Vice President for Enrollment, effective July 1.  He currently serves as vice president and dean of admissions and financial aid at Franklin & Marshall College and is known for his success in recruiting highly talented students, prioritizing academic excellence and increasing socioeconomic, racial and ethnic diversity. Here is an excerpt from the news release:

Dr. Hatch “created the new vice president for enrollment position to enhance the University’s ability to attract the best students by strategically aligning undergraduate admissions and financial aid functions. In this role, Maguire will have broad responsibility for recruiting, admitting and enrolling undergraduate students.” 

Dr. Hatch said of Maguire: “Eric Maguire is a national thought leader in higher education enrollment who will bring creativity and strategic vision to this important role. Eric takes an innovative, student-centric and data-driven approach to admissions, which we are confident will build upon our success in attracting outstanding students to Wake Forest. We fully expect he will bring an even greater diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, talents and experiences to our campus community.”

We look forward to having him join the team on July 1st. So that is news on the administration side.

On the athletics side, it was also a huge news weekend:

“Jennifer Kupcho (’19) made golf history on Saturday by winning the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur. She posted a final round 67 to finish the historic tournament at 10-under par and became the first woman to win at Augusta National Golf Club. Kupcho capped her final round with a magical six-hole stretch, playing legendary holes No. 13-18 in 5-under par to erase a two-shot deficit and post a four-shot win.” Read the full story from Athletics.

I was reminded a couple of weeks ago (by a Deac golf mom) that I have not given due love to the golf teams. Men’s golf was #3 last time I looked, and they just won the Augusta Haskins Award Invitational. The NCAA website ranks women’s golf as #13 in the nation. So a giant GO DEACS! to Jennifer Kupcho, the men’s and women’s golf teams – and by extension to all our athletic teams. We have so many great things happening that I can’t always keep up 🙂

In other news, unstable weather is predicted for Winston-Salem area today and severe weather is possible. Students received the following email about it.

Last up in this very newsy day, a program note. For those families who might not be aware, we have a nationwide network of what we call Wake Communities. They are called WAKE[name of city] – so WAKEWinston-Salem or WAKESan Francisco. While the communities are run through our Alumni Engagement office, the events are open to all Wake Foresters: alumni, parents, and friends.

The WAKEChicago community has an interesting event coming up on May 8th and wanted me to mention here:

Join WAKEChicago for a guided group tour of Hamilton: The Exhibit at Northerly Island.

Alexander Hamilton’s remarkable story has inspired millions of Americans. Now, you can see it through his eyes in this 360-degree immersive exhibition inspired by the revolutionary musical.

With a dynamic and interactive mix of lighting, sound, multimedia, music and historical artifacts, you will experience how it felt to write the way Hamilton wrote, fight the way Hamilton fought, and live the way Hamilton lived.

More details (and registration) are on the WAKEChicago community page. They have limited tickets, so act quickly.

 

— By Betsy Chapman ’92, MA ’94

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