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

Sep 24, 2018: Tandem: Lori & Royce Weatherly at Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery

While Royce and I are individual artists, parents, and alumni of Wake Forest University, this...

Sep 25, 2018: Tandem: Lori & Royce Weatherly at Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery

While Royce and I are individual artists, parents, and alumni of Wake Forest University, this...

Sep 25, 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...

Sep 25, 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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