20100729south0087The first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified Green dorm on campus opened in the Fall of 2010 and has big-screen displays in common areas that help residents learn how and what they’re saving in consumption on an daily basis. The facility is actually the second to be known as South. The dorm now known as Collins was called South from 1985 until 1994. The lighthouse on the South crest references the iconic scenery of North Carolina cities such as New Bern, where Samuel Wait spent considerable time in the helping develop the institution we now know as Wake Forest University.

Famous Alumni: To be determined. Perhaps by you.

Faculty Fellows:

Barbara-LentzBarbara Lentz (

Welcome! My name is Barbara Lentz and I teach Contracts, nonprofit law, writing and art law courses at the law school, in London and Nicaragua plus a nonprofit and social entrepreneurship class at the College. I grew up in Chicago, and practiced law there and in other big cities before moving to North Carolina. I founded Forsyth Backpack to run weekend and supplemental food programs at public schools and am involved with Pro Humanitate efforts on campus and in our community. Working with students is the best part of my job, so I enjoy serving as a Faculty Fellow at South Hall. My large, not-so-smart Labradors will also be spending some time at South Hall on the patio.

Alessandra-Von-BurgAlessandra Von Burg (

Welcome to South Hall! My name is Alessandra Von Burg and I am originally from a small town in Northern Italy. I have lived in Phoenix, Arizona, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where I studied Communication, Political Theory, European Union and citizenship studies. I am also a proud parent of a Deac and I know how excited you are to live on your own, even if your parents are just a phone­call away. I cannot wait to meet you, discuss local and international politics, speak foreign languages together, learn about where you are from, and introduce you to the Wake and Winston­Salem community.


Ron-Von-BurgRon Von Burg (

Welcome to Wake Forest and South Hall! My name is Ron Von Burg, an Assistant Professor in Communication and Core Faculty in the Interdisciplinary Program in Humanities. My scholarly interests include public debates on science and science fiction film. I look forward to discussions about the latest blockbuster or a timeless classic. I am originally from Mesa, Arizona, but I have lived for many years in the East, including Pennsylvania, Virginia, and North Carolina. I understand being away from home for school, from the perspective of both student and parent. I look forward to meeting you and sharing Winston­ Salem and Wake Forest, your new home, with you over the next year.

John-FriedenbergJohn Friedenberg (

J E R Friedenberg ­ JERF (BA Wake Forest University, MFA Carnegie Mellon University) Director of Theatre and Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Theatre & Dance. Jerf teaches Theatre Management, Stage Management, Intro to Theatre, First Year Seminars, Senior Seminar, and team teaches Studio Production. He regularly directs plays and travels frequently adjudicating productions as well as recruiting for theatre and the arts at Wake. His checkered academic career has given him an appreciation for education over training, experience over observation, and reflection over urgency. With two grown daughters, he is an advocate for equality, a fan of title IX, and a supporter of women’s soccer and other sports. He                                                                      tends to go left on hugs and politics.