February 27, 2012
by Kathleen Garber
In December 2010 the Charlotte Club began hosting “Decades Parties” as a chance for Wake Foresters to get together with old friends and make new connections. In December 2011, over 150 alumni from the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s gathered at three different parties.
The 1960s and 1970s alumni chose to “feast with friends” last week on Fat Tuesday. It’s safe to say a good time was had by all. We couldn’t help but share these gems from those in attendance:
“We bonded with stories of our days at WF, laughing at some of the craziness of the times and being college students, and reflecting on where we have come since those days.”
“While I cannot tell you something about everyone there tonight, I can tell you much about over half of those there, what they do, and their family members. That kind of interaction you can only get in a setting like tonight where the focus is fellowship and enjoying each other’s company.”
“I really enjoyed having time to get to know other WF alums and renew relationships with some of those with whom I was in school.”
“Getting to know others within 5-8 years of my graduating class was a real treat.”
“By the time it was over, I felt like I had 15-20 new friends.”
The Charlotte Club is on to something here. Thanks to all the volunteers in the Queen City who made these decades parties such a success. Want to have one in your area? Let us know!
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.