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

Jul 17, 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...

Jul 17, 2018: Japan through the Photographer's Lens at Museum of Anthropology

Japan is often seen as a high-tech society and an economic leader in industry and manufacturing....

Jul 17, 2018: Stories of Humanity: Anthropology in North Carolina at Museum of Anthropology

Anthropology is the study of humans. It is a big topic, including everything from basic biology...

Jul 17, 2018: West Mexican Shaft Tomb Ceramics at Museum of Anthropology

This exhibit, based on WFU student honors thesis research, explores artifacts left behind by a...

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