Kay Hagan

Students in law classroom watch as prof Don Vaughan and Dean Jane Aiken announce the Kay Hagan Award

Kay Hagan Award established

Students in Wake Forest Law’s State and Local Government in a Federal System class face a 20-page paper at the end of the fall semester. But thanks to generous donors, one student will take home the Kay Hagan Award and an honorarium for the best paper in the class.
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Remembering Kay Hagan (JD ’78)

(Winston-Salem, N.C., Oct. 29, 2019) — Former U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan (JD ’78), who became North Carolina’s first Democratic female senator, passed away after battling encephalitis for several years. She was 66.

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Former U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan (JD ’78) joins lobbying firm Akin Gump as senior policy consultant

Former U.S. Sen. from North Carolina and Wake Forest Law alumna Kay Hagan (JD ’78)  joined Washington D.C. lobbying firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in Jan. 2016 as a senior policy consultant.

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Wake Forest Law alumni perform well on election night

Wake Forest Law alumna and Democrat Kay Hagan (’78) beat out U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole on Tuesday to become North Carolina’s newest U.S. senator. The race for Dole’s seat gained nationwide attention as the state senator from Greensboro received backing from the national Democratic Party in her successful attempt to unseat Dole.

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