Arnold Palmer


When Arnold Palmer rode across BB&T Field with the Deacon on a motorcycle during the 2013 homecoming game, generations of Wake Forest fans gave him a standing ovation fit only for “The King.” Today the Wake Forest community remembers Palmer, the alumnus now considered to be one of the greatest players in the history of men’s professional golf.

Memorial Service

A public memorial service took place on Oct. 4 at 11 a.m. at St. Vincent’s College Basilica in Latrobe, PA.

“I didn’t realize until many years later what I had truly learned at Wake Forest – both in and out of the classroom – about the meaning of a productive and meaningful life.”

Arnold Palmer

You can do things in your life and you can watch what happens in your life and you go back to the things that meant the most to you. And, Wake Forest meant the most.

– Arnold Palmer