On Wednesday, April 22nd, over 800 Wake Forest seniors joined together downtown at BB&T Ballpark to be a attend a new event put on by the Office of Campus Life and the Office of Alumni Engagement. The purpose of the Senior Sendoffwas to celebrate the class of 2015 and provide them a fun opportunity to connect and reflect with their classmates as they head out into the world as proud graduates of Mother, So Dear. The event included a class photo on the Winston-Salem Dash’s field, a live performance by MamaDear featuring WFU alum Parker Bradway (’11), Carolina Sound Machine by Adrian Wilkinson (MBA ’14), a senior reflection toast from Kristen McCain (’15), dancing, food and drinks, a fireworks display, and a senior gift. This inaugural event could not have been accomplished without the hard work and service to the class of 2015 of Senior Sendoff co-chairs Lucas Swenson (’15) and Stephanie Hom (’15)!
Some Feedback from the class of 2015 about the Senior Sendoff:
- The event was a great excuse to dress up, get together with friends and people you wouldn’t normally see, and celebrate the last four years at Wake! It was also a great opportunity to see old friends and get caught up on their plans for next year!
- “It was a great event! I was there all night and it was actually one of the greatest senior events of the entire year… It was awesome to connect with friends old and new. It wonderfully exceeded all expectations, including going on the baseball field and in the dugout. Super cool!”
- “The event was extremely well organized and classy, and allowed us Deacs a fun and new environment to spend time with our class, reminiscing on old memories, reflecting on what’s to come, and celebrating where we came from! It was an amazing night with all of the people I love.”
“I just wanted to tell you how great I thought the event was last night. In my interactions with the students, they were having fun, enjoying just being together and expressed how much fun they had. It was awesome to be there – I’ll volunteer anytime! Congratulations on a wonderful night!”
The hope is for the Senior Sendoff to become a University tradition that each class looks forward to each Spring, as a way for the Offices of Campus Life and Alumni Engagement to celebrate and honor the accomplishments of each graduating class. Please reach out to Stephen Edwards if you would like to learn more about the Alumni Office’s Student Engagement program.