Opened in 1961, Babcock Residence Hall is one of several standing tributes to the generosity and impact of the Reynolds family. It is named for Mary Reynolds Babcock, wife of Charles Henry Babcock and daughter of Richard Joshua Reynolds. With her husband, Mrs. Babcock donated more than 300 acres that became the modern campus of Wake Forest University. In 1959, six years after her death, the foundation created in her memory donated $50,000 that went toward the residence hall’s construction costs. The bee and flower icons on the hall’s seal are emblematic of Mrs. Babcock’s devotion to gardening.
Associate Professor, English
If our lives are like stories, you're about to start a new chapter of yours. As someone who loves a good story, I'm excited for you--and I'm looking forward to being a small part of it as your Faculty Fellow. As a member of the English Department, I teach first-year writing, introductory literature, and upper-level African American literature courses. I'm always interested in thinking and talking about what makes for a great story, whether on the page or in the "real" world, and I'm eager to do that with you as you discover--and write--your own plot-line. Here's to a great adventure...and comedy...and drama...and romance...whatever kind of story you're living!
University Scholar in Residence
Welcome to Babcock! My name is Michael Lamb, and I am a University Scholar in Residence and Fellow in the Office of Personal and Career Development. I teach ethics and political theory and am currently helping develop programs in leadership and character. I grew up on a small family farm in Tennessee and have been at Wake Forest for only a year, so like you, I'm relatively new. But I already feel at home here and want to help make you feel at home, too. I love Wake Forest and look forward to getting to know you this year!