For Wake Forest fans who have attended ACC Tournament games in the Greensboro Coliseum, or those who made the drive there for “home” basketball games in the 1980s, the trip wasn’t complete without a stop at Stamey’s Barbecue restaurant across the street. While alumni associate the Stamey name with barbecue and basketball, current and future students will remember the late W. Keith Stamey (’59) for creating a major scholarship program through the largest single gift ever made to the University by an individual.
Stamey left his entire estate, valued at about $7 million, to endow a need-based scholarship for undergraduates from the University’s “traditional constituency.” The scholarship was first awarded in 2001 to 62 incoming freshmen and returning students, who received awards from $1,000 to $15,000 depending on need.
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