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. Learn more about the hall at rlh.wfu.edu/bostwick.

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


Bostwick Faculty Fellows

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Upcoming Events

Aug 26, 2019: New Works in the John P. Anderson Student Collection 2019 at START Gallery

Established in 1993, the John P. Anderson Collection of Student Art purchases student works as...

Aug 27, 2019: New Works in the John P. Anderson Student Collection 2019 at START Gallery

Established in 1993, the John P. Anderson Collection of Student Art purchases student works as...

Aug 27, 2019: A House Divided: Tri-Racial Tensions at Historic Bethabara at Museum of Anthropology

Founded by Moravian immigrants in 1753, Historic Bethabara is remembered as the first European...

Aug 27, 2019: Exhibit: Horses and the Human Experience at Museum of Anthropology

Over thousands of years, humans and horses have developed a unique partnership. Horses rely on...