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

Nov 18, 2018: Fall Faculty & Guest Artist Concert at Scales Fine Arts Center

The Fall Faculty & Guest Artist Concert will feature contemporary, jazz and classical ballet...

Nov 20, 2018: Afro Pop! at Museum of Anthropology

American pop culture has had a recent fascination with African cultural objects. The...

Nov 20, 2018: Faith: Five World Religions at Museum of Anthropology

Religion, belief, and faith are very personal and complex topics that affect the lives of people...

Nov 20, 2018: Human Evolution: Hot Topics in Paleoanthropology at Museum of Anthropology

Our ancient ancestors first diverged from other primates around 7 million years ago. This...

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