Bostwick

Bostwick Residence Hall

Bostwick Residence Hall, an original Reynolda Campus building, is named for Jabez Abel Bostwick, a New York City benefactor known as the father of the Wake Forest endowment. A business partner of the Rockefellers, Bostwick was the Treasurer of the Standard Oil Trust and CEO of two major railroads in New England, which are represented on the crest by the locomotive. He was drawn to Wake Forest College by its Baptist affiliation and by the personal appeal of President Charles Elisha Taylor. In 1885, Taylor cold-called New York’s elite and found an attentive ear in Bostwick, who left $1.5 million to the school in his will in 1923.

Famous Alumni: Michelle Sikes (’07), an All-American distance runner and a Rhodes Scholar.

Upcoming Events

Sep 24, 2017: Worship in Wait Chapel at Wait Chapel

Worship with Wake Forest Baptist Church in Wait Chapel View on site | Email this event

Sep 24, 2017: She Kills Monsters at Scales Fine Arts Center

She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen Directed by John E. R. Friedenberg September 22-23 at 7:30...

Sep 25, 2017: Seeing Before Words: Photographs from 27 Months in Mongolia at START Gallery

Each year the START Gallery celebrates the achievements of successful alumni from the arts with...

Sep 26, 2017: Seeing Before Words: Photographs from 27 Months in Mongolia at START Gallery

Each year the START Gallery celebrates the achievements of successful alumni from the arts with...

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