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Alumni, So Dear

Darling Deacon: Clara Mauro

pennantIn the Alumni Office, we love seeing the demon deacon children of alumni! (Or pictures of alumni when they were little deacons themselves.)

And we figured we weren’t the only ones. We will be featuring “darling deacons” here on Alumni, So Dear. It’s a chance for alumni parents to share with the Wake Forest community pictures of their children in all of their Black & Gold gear. We’re happy for alumni to take a walk down memory lane and send in any childhood Wake Forest photos of themselves, too.

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This week’s Darling Deacon is six-month-old Clara Mauro, daughter of Joe (’08) and Shannon Teare (’09, MAED ’10) Mauro.  We are glad to see that she’s so happy to wear black and gold!

We are excited to share another darling deacon soon.

Would you like to be considered for darling deacon of the week? Email your photo and the names of those pictured, your name and class year, and any other related information to alumni@nullwfu.edu. Photos should incorporate Wake Forest in some way for publication.

Stay Connected to Mother So Dear

Welcome to the Alumni Family, Class of 2015!

Hard to believe you heard your name called out in front of so many friends and family as you walked across stage, isn’t it? A graduate of Wake Forest University. Congratulations! When you stepped foot onto the Quad for the first time in high school, you probably did not expect that this place would have the impact it did on you, nor you on it. But what now? How do you stay connected with a place you care about deeply, when you and your fellow graduates might be teaching English in Belgium or running financial models on Wall Street, and everything in between in every part of the world. Having learned a great deal about staying “connected” my first four years out of Wake living in Dallas, TX and now working back at Mother So Dear, here is some advice on how to stay connected to Wake Forest, one another, and the work we can do together.

Darling Deacon: Ricky Yourse

pennantIn the Alumni Office, we love seeing the demon deacon children of alumni! (Or pictures of alumni when they were little deacons themselves.)

And we figured we weren’t the only ones. We will be featuring “darling deacons” here on Alumni, So Dear. It’s a chance for alumni parents to share with the Wake Forest community pictures of their children in all of their Black & Gold gear. We’re happy for alumni to take a walk down memory lane and send in any childhood Wake Forest photos of themselves, too.

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This week’s Darling Deacon is 10-month-old Reginald “Ricky” Yourse, son of Reginald (’05) and Geneva Long (’04) Yourse.  Ricky’s favorite pastimes are chewing his socks and pestering his older sister!  We hope his big sister and parents continue to teach him to cheer for the Deacs!

We are excited to share another darling deacon soon.

Would you like to be considered for darling deacon of the week? Email your photo and the names of those pictured, your name and class year, and any other related information to alumni@nullwfu.edu. Photos should incorporate Wake Forest in some way for publication.

Darling Deacon: Ryan Beam

pennantIn the Alumni Office, we love seeing the demon deacon children of alumni! (Or pictures of alumni when they were little deacons themselves.)

And we figured we weren’t the only ones. We will be featuring “darling deacons” here on Alumni, So Dear. It’s a chance for alumni parents to share with the Wake Forest community pictures of their children in all of their Black & Gold gear. We’re happy for alumni to take a walk down memory lane and send in any childhood Wake Forest photos of themselves, too.

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This week’s Darling Deacon is 11-year-old Ryan Beam, son of Steve (’82) and Joanne O’Brien (’84) Beam.  He dressed up as the Deacon this past Halloween.  We think the class of 2026 has found their mascot!

We are excited to share another darling deacon soon.

Would you like to be considered for darling deacon of the week? Email your photo and the names of those pictured, your name and class year, and any other related information to alumni@nullwfu.edu. Photos should incorporate Wake Forest in some way for publication.

2015 Trek to Old Campus

On Saturday, April 25th, nearly 200 members of image1 (3)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.

image2 (2)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.

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Innovation Fund Winners

We are pleased to announce the 2015-16 Alumni Council Innovation Fund winners. The Innovation Fund Selection Committee has chosen to fund Atlanta’s Top Class Topgolf Tournament submitted by the Atlanta Club, Hit the Bricks – D.C. submitted by the D.C. Club and Wake Forest Night at the Winston-Salem Open submitted by the Winston-Salem Club.

Atlanta’s Top Class Topgolf Tournament is an event that will consist of a golf competition designed to attract experienced golfers, novices, men and women alike.  Members of the various graduating classes/class decades will form teams that will compete by swinging a club in an attempt to hit micro-chipped balls into dartboard-like targets. At the end of the evening of games, appetizers and drink service, the winning team will have earned the right to have their name/year engraved on the Top Class Topgolf trophy.

Hit the Bricks – D.C. is mirroring the on-campus tradition. Teams will run laps around a section of the National Mall raising donations based on the number of laps they complete.  We will convene on the Mall after the event and have a brief presentation about the Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund.

Wake Forest Night at the Winston-Salem Open offers local alumni the opportunity to support a unique community event while providing an informal forum for social and/or professional networking among fellow Wake Foresters.

As always, there were some wonderfully innovative submissions this year, and we look forward to supporting more club programming in the years to come. If you are interested in getting feedback with regard to your club’s proposal, please contact Patricia Boone.