In 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.
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 email@example.com. Photos should incorporate Wake Forest in some way for publication.