April 25, 2013
by Kathleen Garber
About 300 alumni and current students gathered on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at the original Wake Forest campus in Wake Forest, NC for a day of tradition and fellowship. Alumni who attended in Wake Forest, NC revisit their campus and connect with old friends, while current students learn more about the history of Wake Forest. The day is hosted by the Wake Forest Historical Museum, the Alumni Office, the Half-Century Club, the Wake Forest College Birthplace Society and the WFU Traditions Council.
Programming included a discussion with Provost Emeritus Edwin G. Wilson (’43) and Provost Rogan Kersh (’86) titled “Wake Forest: Then, Now & Tomorrow,” the dedication of the new Dr. George C. Mackie and Kathleen R. Mackie Lake Exhibit Gallery, and a presentation by author Dr. George W. Braswell, Jr. (’58) detailing his new book on religion and revolution. The day ended with a lively trio of speeches about sports on the Old Campus from Jack Murdock (’57), Marietta Perry Dormire (’56) and Gray Boyette (’56).
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The Office of Alumni Engagement’s mission is to find exciting new ways to connect Wake Forest alumni, friends and family. Once a Deac, always a Deac – and we’re here for you. Each day we leap out of bed humming the fight song, ready to create the moments that keep the spirit of Wake Forest present in your world.