Literacy Program

Literacy Program

In 2009, former Athletic Director Ron Wellman, along with staff members Jane Caldwell, Geoff Lassiter, Mike Odom, and others, decided the best way to pay tribute to and expand the legacy of former men’s basketball coach Skip Prosser was through education with a focus on reading and literacy. More than a decade later the program continues to grow as a collaboration with Dr. Alan Brown and the Department of Education, who has transformed the signature program, the Skip Prosser READ Challenge, into an umbrella for various community-engaged literacy efforts involving Wake Forest students and student-athletes.