Our expanding team will help us extend the Program’s mission at Wake Forest and beyond.
Leadership and Character Scholars Caroline Thompson (’25) and Ritt Culbreth (’24) moderated a Face to Face Student Forum conversation with two renowned presidential historians.
Cagney Gentry changed parts of his film studies course to encourage curiosity by looking for small stories. The results helped students see a bigger world beyond their own.
The three-day session was meant to support faculty in integrating leadership and character development into new and existing courses.
The longtime education leader will help the Program in its goal of assisting other colleges and universities in educating character in their own contexts.
Students walked a section of the Camino de Santiago to examine the intersections of developing entrepreneurial leadership and character virtues while on pilgrimage.
We interviewed three Scholars and the Director of the Scholars program, Ann Phelps. Here, they talk about what the experience has meant to them in their own words.
The two-day conference served as an opportunity for women or non-binary students to build confidence, explore their potential as leaders, and connect with a network of peers and campus leaders to support them throughout their leadership journey.
During the Senior Colloquium, ten faculty-nominated seniors reflected on their undergraduate experiences and shared the lessons they have learned along the way. This year, two of of Leadership and Character Scholars were among the orators.
The three-day gathering highlighted promising work on character education at colleges and universities, and strengthened a community of scholars focused on educating character in their contexts.
Wake Forest University Awarded $30M Lilly Endowment Inc. Grant to Build National Capacity for Character Education
Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded Wake Forest a $30.7 million grant to support the University’s Program for Leadership and Character and create a national higher education network devoted to educating character.
Alice Hauser, a Leadership and Character Ambassador and a Principled Pluralism Fellow, has been awarded the Rhodes Scholarship.
The ceremony recognized students who have engaged with our Program and have been impacted by it.
For the evening event, about 600 people filled Brendle Hall where Schur shared stories about obsessive mouthwash swishing, a philosopher leaving his corpse to his friend and an incident with a bumper scratch gone viral.
- How Student Performers Examine the Arts’ Influence On Their Character
- Leadership and Character-Led Course Challenges Students to Creatively Solve Community Problems
- Five Program Postdoctoral Fellows Land New Teaching Positions at Universities Across the World
- How a Law Student Looks at Leadership and Character
- Three new team members to join the Program for Leadership and Character
- “What is Wake Forest For?” Dr. Michael Lamb delivers speech at Inauguration Luncheon
- Leadership & Character Scholars get Face to Face with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
- Leadership & Character Scholar wins prestigious Goldwater Scholarship
- Students Hear the Value of Being An Ally and Working Together for Environmental Justice
- Senior Orators Reflect On Their College Experience
- U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo visits Wake Forest University
- $8.6 million Kern Family Foundation Grant Funds Character and the Professions Programs
- How Incoming Medical Students Learn about Leadership and Character
- The Program Initiates 22 Leadership and Character Scholars
- WATCH: Visual artist Wayne Brezinka visits Wake Forest
- How Seven Women Display Leadership and Character in Athletics
- Journal Publishes Case Study of Character in the College Classroom
- Program initiates 14 Leadership and Character Ambassadors
- Leadership, Character, and Complex Calculations
- What Is Principled Pluralism? And Why Does It Matter?
- Leadership and Character Scholars get face-to-face with Malcolm Gladwell
- Flourishing Retreat Helps Connect Students With Nature
- Journal Publishes Article on Seven Strategies for Developing Character
- Ann Phelps wins award for a children’s book six years in the making
- How Iyana Trotman (’24) is already making an impact on Wake Forest’s storied debate team
- A Look at the Impact of Leadership and Character’s Grants for Faculty
- Dr. Elizabeth Whiting Pierce Receives Sustainability Award
- Ethics through Fiction and Film with the Oxford Character Project
- Program Screens “When Lambs Become Lions” Documentary with Filmmaker
- Leadership and Character Co-Sponsors “Lawyers as Leaders” Series
- Michael Lamb Interviews Angela Duckworth at KEEN National Conference
- The Program Funds Panel on Anti-Racist Pedagogy
- Michael Lamb Speaks at “Teaching Intellectual Virtues” Mini-Conference
- “Character and the Professions” Conference Draws Over 2,300 Registrants
- The Program Announces Leadership & Character Council
- Postdoctoral Fellow Accepts Position in Embedded EthiCS at Harvard
- Enneagram and the Election Series with Chris Copeland and Chelsea Yarborough
- Leadership and Character Spring 2021 Course Offerings
- Program for Leadership and Character Announces Mission Statement and Logo
- Department of Engineering and Leadership and Character Awarded $700k from Kern Family Foundation
- Lamb Receives Teaching Award from Center for the Advancement of Teaching
- Program Co-Sponsors “The Path Forward: US Environmental Leadership Beyond 2020”
- Leadership and Character Co-Sponsors “Race and the Media: A Roundtable Discussion Among Journalists”
- Leadership and Character Co-Hosts Voices of Our Generation
- Mendonça, Dykhuis, and Lamb Present at Conference of the Association for Moral Education
- “Leadership for Environmental Justice” with Brahm Ahmadi
- Defining Ethical Leadership in the Age of AI
- Dr. Michael Lamb Shares Strategies to Develop Character at NC State
- “The Respectful Dissent”: Honoring the Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
- Lamb Gives Keynote at School of Virtue and Character in Australia
- Profiles in Leadership with Bill Taylor
- Leadership and Character Postdoctoral Fellows Teach New Courses
- An Expert Briefing for the Oxford Character Project
- Wake Forest Cited in Oxford and Harvard Leadership Course
2020 and earlier
- Franklin and Lamb Discuss Leadership and Character in Chaos and Conflict
- Leadership and Character Adds 9 New Staff Members
- Leadership and Adversity Course Features 11 Distinguished Speakers
- Program Offers Grants for Faculty and Departments
- Movie Nights with Leadership and Character
- Dr. Donovan Livingston Featured in Random House Virtual Commencement
- Call to Conversation Virtual Programming
- $1.68 million from John Templeton Foundation to Study Exemplars
- Leadership and Character Awarded $3.4 million from Lilly Endowment
- Wake Forest Magazine Fall 2019 Issue Focuses on Leadership and Character
- Program for Leadership and Character Featured in the Fabric of Character
- The Ethics of Algorithms
- Kenneth Townsend Speaks at Georgia State University College of Law
- Initiation of Inaugural Class of Leadership and Character Scholars
- Donovan Livingston Delivers Keynote Address at NC Teacher’s Conference
- Kiese Laymon in Conversation with Leadership and Character Students
- Ann Phelps Performs with Theodicy Jazz Collective at Syracuse University
- What Music Can Teach Us about Leadership and Character
- Dr. Michael Lamb Speaks at University of Tennessee
- Rotary Club Invites Michael Lamb to Speak about Leadership and Character
- Leadership and Character in the Law
- Imagining Philanthropy as Compassionate Leadership
- Michael Lamb Speaks on Hope at Princeton University
- Legacies of Leadership: Commemorating the Winston-Salem Sit-in
- Virtual Programming from Leadership and Character
- The Crucible of Character
- Raven Scott Speaks on Self-Leadership at The Calhoun School
- Enneagram Studies Project with Leadership and Character
- New Framework for Character Education in Universities
- The Program for Leadership and Characters Creates Opportunity for Student Artists and Performers
- Program Staff Wins 1st Place in Be Still Media Competition