Dr. Coates

Dr. David Coates, a Professor of Political Science, values his role as teacher, scholar, and mentor to students

Magnolia Scholars are assigned faculty advisors who are especially interested in supporting first generation student transition and success. These teachers work closely with Magnolia Scholars in advising, course registration, choice of major, international opportunities, summer advising and career counseling.

Rebecca Alexander

Dr. Rebecca Alexander a Professor of Chemistry devotes time to mentoring students


Upperclass Magnolia Scholars involved in mentoring other scholars

Upperclass Magnolia Scholars serve as Magnolia mentors and also assist in the important aspects of transition to Wake Forest expectations and opportunities. The Magnolia mentors will assist students in transitioning to Wake Forest in general, but their specific focus in on the academic environment.  Students engage their mentors in intimate settings where they are assisted in time management, understanding how to study, how to navigate the library and general concerns of student life.