Class of 1957

Dear Class of 1957,

Five more years have come and gone and it’s time to celebrate our 60th Wake Forest class reunion September 15-16 during Homecoming and Reunion Weekend. On Friday morning make plans to come to the Golden Deacs luncheon where we will receive our 60 year pins which will begin two days of not-to-be-missed events. This year’s Homecoming and Reunion Weekend promises to be bigger and better than ever. If you are interested in seeing all the new additions to campus as well as Wake Downtown please be sure to sign up for the Golden Deacs bus tour. From 4:30 – 7:00 come to the big tent on Mag Quad to enjoy Party So Dear featuring the Four Tops!

On Saturday morning, we will gather together as a class in the Magnolia Room of Reynolda Hall for brunch. Then we can head over to the stadium for the tailgate and football game against Utah State. More details will be sent this summer, but we hope you will mark your calendar for this fun event.

We’ll look forward to seeing you in September!

Dee Hughes LeRoy and John Wagster
1957 Reunion Committee Chairs

  • Who's Coming Back?
    • Mrs. Hannah (Blackwell) Appel ('57, GP '16)
    • Mr. John Matthews Arnold ('57)
    • Mr. Graham Brinson Blanton ('57)
    • Mr. Edward "Gil" Gilbert Burroughs ('57)
    • Mr. Ronald "Ron" Conrad Dilthey ('57, JD '60, P '92)
    • Mrs. Shirley (Burrus) Dilthey ('57, P '92)
    • Mr. Donald "Don" Elwood Edwards ('57)
    • The Reverend Dr. Charles Dean Edwards ('57)
    • Mr. Marvin Dean Gentry ('57, P '83, P '89)
    • Mrs. Sylvia (Messick) Gilley ('57, P '81, P '83)
    • Dr. Albert "Al" Oscar Griffin Jr. ('57, MD '61)
    • Dr. Caryl J. Guth ('57, MD '62)
    • Mrs. Martha (Lamb) Haire ('57)
    • Ms. Nancy (Weaver) Hamilton ('57)
    • The Honorable Major Best Harding ('57, JD '59)
    • Mrs. Jean (Hurst) Herring ('57, P '87, GP '20)
    • The Reverend Dr. David Yoshito Hirano ('57)
    • Ms. Joyce (Porter) Hollifield ('57)
    • Mrs. Garnette "Dee" (Hughes) LeRoy ('57, P '84, GP '17)
    • Mrs. Margaret (Feeney) Mattison ('57)
    • Mr. George "Mike" Murle McDaniel Jr. ('57)
    • Mr. Jack McGinley ('57)
    • Ms. Anne (Beatty) Oakman ('57, MA '70, P '83, GP '20)
    • Mr. William "Bill" Ruffin Pearce ('57, P '92, P '96, P '96)
    • Mr. Forest "Tally" C. Tally Roberts ('57)
    • Mrs. Diane (Crenshaw) Roberts ('57)
    • The Reverend John Ewing Roberts ('57)
    • Dr. Tony Jason Stafford ('57)
    • Mr. Tommy Lee Teague ('57)
    • Mrs. Miriam (Allred) Todd ('57)
    • Mr. John Westall Wagster ('57, P '82)
    • Mr. Lindsay Stewart Wall Jr. ('57)
    • Mr. Billy "Bill" Taylor Watkins ('57)

Reunion Events

Friday, September 15
Golden Deac Events and Luncheon
10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
We will gather on the third floor rotunda area of the Benson University Center before having our class photo made at 11:00 a.m. Immediately following the class photo, enjoy a delicious buffet luncheon on the fourth floor of Benson. We will learn more about Wake Downtown which is the University’s newest academic endeavor in downtown Winston-Salem.
Casual Dress
$20 per person

Golden Deac Bus Tour of Reynolda Campus and WakeDowntown Tour
1:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.  SOLD OUT
Will leave from in front of Benson University Center and will tour Reynolda Campus and will head downtown to see the new Wake Downtown Campus in Innovation Quarter.
$5 per person (limited availability)

Guided Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern Exhibit at Reynolda House
1:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Will leave from in front of the Benson University Center with shuttle transportation to Reynolda House.
$20 per person (limited availability)

Saturday, September 16
Class of 1957 Breakfast/Brunch
11:00 a.m. Magnolia Room, Reynolda Hall
Come enjoy a Bloody Mary or Mimosa with brunch while catching up with classmates.

For questions about your reunion class events please call Emily Cockerham ‘(90) at 336-758-5819.

Reunion Leaders

John Wagster
Dee Hughes LeRoy

Class of 1957 Howler



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