April 30, 2015
by Kathleen Garber
On Saturday, April 25th, nearly 200 members of The Half Century Club and members of The Traditions Council participated in the “Trek to Old Campus” in Wake Forest, NC. This day long event has been put on by the Office of Alumni Engagement in conjunction with the Birthplace Museum staff and volunteers since 2006. At this year’s event, the Half Century Club joined together in the morning for coffee and catching up with Deacon friends, enjoyed a presentation on Pro Humanitate by Mary Tribble (’82), Old Campus tours led by Birthplace Society volunteers, a wonderful lunch and continued conversation.
In the afternoon, event attendees were able to explore the Birthplace Museum, taking particular interest in the amazing Smithsonian “Hometown Teams” exhibit (read more here!), a panel discussion with Jack Murdock (’57) and Twig Wiggins (’60) about their Deacon basketball glory days, and a presentation by Traditions Council co-chairs Ben Roberts (’16) and Chester Bedell (’15) on Wake Forest Traditions on the “new” campus! Lastly, the museum hosted a showing of the The 5th Quarter highlighting the story of Jon Abbate (’07) and WF Football’s ACC championship season in 2006.
Are you an alum who would like to be involved with the Half Century Club and fun events like Trek to the Old Campus in the 2015-2016 school year? If so, please reach out to Patricia Boone.
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.