35th Reunion for the Classes of 1985 & 1986

Welcome Back!

The classes of 1985 and 1986 will celebrate our 35th reunion jointly October 29-31 and we can’t wait to see everyone. Mark your calendars and make plans to be back for this milestone event.  This year’s Homecoming and Reunion Weekend promises to be bigger and better than ever.

Event Overview

Friday afternoon from 4:30-7:00 p.m., put your dancing shoes on and join us under the big tent on Manchester Plaza (Mag quad) to enjoy a party for all alumni, Party So Dear while listening to the Commodores. Immediately following will be our 35th Reunion celebration on campus where we’ll get to see friends in both the class of 1985 and 1986. (All events will be outside.)

On Saturday, we will enjoy the Festival on the Quad from 9 a.m. – noon, the Alumni Tailgate 1 – 3:30 p.m., and the WFU/Duke football game at 4 p.m. On Sunday, join fellow alumni for the Service of Remembrance and the Homecoming Worship in Wait Chapel beginning at 10:30 a.m..

Since almost all of the events will be outdoors, please plan to dress for the weather. It looks like it is going to be cool and damp. Keep checking this website for updated information as the weekend gets closer.

We look forward to seeing each of you for this memorable event!

Go Deacs!

The class of 1985 and 1986 reunion committees


Class of 1986 Reunion Campaign

For the Class of 1986, we have raised more than any reunion class and have surpassed our $600,000 dollar goal! Now, we need the class to pull together to reach the 150 donor goal for reunion-year gifts to The Wake Forest Fund.  If you haven’t made your gift yet, please do soon! The campaign started July 1, 2020, and will continue through Homecoming Weekend.   The Class of 1985’s campaign concluded  November 2020.

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$646,890 of $600,000

Learn about the Reunion Campaign »

  • 1985 Who's Coming Back List
    • Mrs. Rebecca "Tish" (Laymon) Alessandro ('85)
    • Ms. Janna (Marley) Boettcher ('85)
    • Mrs. Katherine "Kathy" (Bourne) Borton ('85, P '16)
    • Mrs. Deborah "Debbie" (Draeger) Broughton ('85)
    • Mr. Robert "Mike" Michael Brown ('85)
    • Dr. Douglas "Doug" Guy Browning ('85, MD '89, P '22)
    • Mrs. Tama (Hendley) Caldabaugh ('85)
    • Mr. David "Chris" Christopher Cash ('85, P '21)
    • Mrs. Vada "Vada Lou" Louise (Meadows) Cottrill ('85, P '13, P '16)
    • Mrs. Susan (Ahrens) Covington ('85, P '15, P '19)
    • Mrs. Deirdre Anderson Edgerton ('85)
    • Mr. Scott William Efird ('85)
    • Ms. Deborah "Deb" Evans ('85, P '15, P '21)
    • Mr. Karl "Greg" Gregory Fernlund ('85)
    • Mrs. Melissa "Missy" (Busby) Fernlund ('85)
    • Mr. Michael "Mike" Martin Finegan ('85, P '16, P '21)
    • Mrs. Carolyn (Coles) Garber ('85)
    • Mrs. Kendra (Beard) Graham ('85)
    • Mrs. Leigh (Stipp) Growney ('85)
    • Ms. Kimberly "Kim" (Eng) Haberman ('85)
    • Ms. Marilyn Sue Hayes ('85)
    • Mr. Henry George Heidtmann III ('85)
    • Mrs. Nancy (McKinney) Henry ('85)
    • Mrs. Diana (Hamner) Inman ('85)
    • Mr. Christopher "Chris" Bernard Leak ('85, P '11)
    • Mrs. Catherine (Brake) Lee ('85, P '12)
    • Mrs. Debra "Debi" (Coltrane) Martinez ('85)
    • Ms. Marsha Catherine Massey ('85)
    • Ms. Dianne S. Mayberry ('85)
    • Mrs. Sharon "Shari" (Hubbard) Metzger ('85)
    • Mrs. Virginia "Ginny" Holshouser Mills ('85, MAED '96)
    • Ms. Evelyn "Lynn" Pender Mitchiner ('85)
    • Mr. Richard "Rich" M Mongelli ('85, P '22)
    • Mrs. Jill (Clayton) Moore ('85)
    • Mr. Troy Armando Muniz ('85)
    • Ms. Toni D. Newman ('85)
    • Mr. Kevin L. Pittard ('85)
    • Mrs. Cynthia "Cindy" (Clifford) Quinlan ('85, MBA '91)
    • Mrs. Martha (Nichols) Regester ('85)
    • Mr. David Alan Robertson ('85, MBA '05, P '22)
    • Dr. Jeb "Stuart" Stuart Rosebrook Ph.D. ('85)
    • Mrs. Jennifer "J.B." (Bender) Rothen ('85)
    • Mr. Byron Lee Saintsing ('85)
    • Ms. Valerie (Van Slyke) Schlosser ('85)
    • Mrs. Cynthia "Cindy" (Rink) Springer ('85)
    • Ms. Patricia "Tricia" Diane Swart ('85)
    • Mrs. Melissa "Missie" Sue Vaughan ('85)
    • Mr. J. "McLain" McLain Wallace Jr. ('85, JD '88)
    • Mr. James "Jim" M. Wood ('85)
    • Mrs. Louise (Blake) York ('85, P '21)

     

  • 1986 Who's Coming Back List
    • Mrs. Sally (Mayo) Adams ('86)
    • Dr. Brent William Ambrose ('86, P '24)
    • Mr. George "Bert" Herbert Armstrong Jr. ('86)
    • Ms. Raquel M. Aronhime ('86)
    • Mr. Todd David Auch ('86)
    • Mr. Gary Thomas Baldinger ('86)
    • Mr. David Perry Barksdale ('86, P '23)
    • Mr. Maxwell "Buzz" James Bartholomew ('86)
    • Mrs. Dawson (Booe) Bartholomew ('86)
    • Mr. Kevin Edward Beeson ('86, MBA '91, P '24)
    • Ms. Amy Burton (McNeer) Beeson ('86, P '24)
    • Mr. Timothy "Tim" John Bennett ('86)
    • Mrs. Jennifer (Gibson) Black ('86)
    • Mr. John Fleming Blair ('86, P '21, P '25)
    • Dr. Reginald "Reg" Brent Blaylock ('86)
    • Mr. John Norris Broughton ('86)
    • Mr. Kevin Michael Burket ('86)
    • Mr. Joseph "Jeb" Eugene Burns ('86)
    • Mrs. Sarah (Cross) Cain ('86, P '21, P '24)
    • Mr. James "Jim" Andrew Carney ('86)
    • Mrs. Carolyn (Massey) Carney ('86)
    • Mr. Gregory "Greg" Jackson Carter ('86)
    • Mr. Michael Gearheart Carter ('86)
    • Mrs. Melissa Brethauer Cleland ('86, P '19)
    • Mrs. Linda (Chouquette) Clipp ('86)
    • The Reverend Dr. Randy Cornell Clipp ('86)
    • Dr. Larry "Van" Van-Thomas Crisco ('86)
    • Mr. Gene Taylor Daniel ('86)
    • Dr. Ronald "Ron" Dwyatt Dempsey Jr. ('86)
    • Dr. Mark Allen Earnest ('86)
    • Mr. Frederick "Eric" Wesley Eubank II ('86, P '15)
    • Mrs. Martha (McCrorey) Eubank ('86, P '15)
    • Mr. Louis "Joe" Joseph Fisher IV ('86)
    • Mr. Ames Bishop Flynn ('86, MBA '88)
    • Mr. Stephen "Steve" Michael Flynn ('86)
    • Ms. Jennifer (Baucom) Flynn ('86, JD '89)
    • Mr. Robert Edward Foote ('86)
    • Mr. Paul Bartholomew Garber ('86)
    • Mr. Thomas "Tom" Gerard Gettinger ('86)
    • Mrs. Susan Hayes Dore (Dore) Greenlees ('86)
    • Mr. Mark Alexander Hall ('86)
    • Mr. Richard "Rick" Lee Harkey ('86, P '20, P '21)
    • Mr. David Raymond Hartness ('86, P '20)
    • Mr. Michael "Mike" Carter Hedrick ('86, MBA '93)
    • Mrs. Karen (Reinert) Helm ('86, P '21)
    • Dr. Hans Leighton Hinson ('86, MD '97)
    • Dr. Jonathan "Jon" Cordell Hinson ('86, MD '90)
    • Dr. Chad Ashley Holder ('86)
    • Mr. Noel Christopher Hunter ('86)
    • Mr. Bernard "Bernie" Philip Hvozdovic Jr. ('86)
    • Mr. Gregory "Greg" Martin Keeley ('86, P '25)
    • Mrs. Catherine (White) Kelley ('86)
    • Dr. Penny Lynn Lampros ('86, P '25)
    • Mr. Dan Carl Langford ('86, MBA '92)
    • Ms. Dena "Beth" Beth Langley ('86, JD '92)
    • Mr. Richard "Rich" Anthony Leadem ('86, P '18, P '22)
    • Ms. Angela Warren Lee ('86)
    • Mr. Richard "Rich" Thomas Lombard Jr. ('86, P '18, P '19)
    • Mrs. Jeanne (Pilgrim) Mayo ('86)
    • Mrs. Elizabeth "Biz" (Thomas) Merkey ('86)
    • Mrs. Susan Hill (Gunter) Moffitt ('86, P '19)
    • Mrs. Sonja (Harvey) Murray ('86, MBA '88, P '21)
    • Mrs. Martha (Burns) Ogburn ('86)
    • The Honorable Arthur Wooten Orr ('86)
    • Mr. David Henry Paff ('86)
    • Mrs. Kristin "Kristi" (Eldridge) Plyler ('86)
    • Mr. Alan Jeffery Prince ('86, P '19, P '22)
    • Mrs. Catherine "Cathy" (Coles) Prince ('86, P '19, P '22)
    • Mrs. Lesley (LaFave) Pulley ('86)
    • Mrs. Denise (Jolliffe) Ratchford ('86, P '18)
    • Mrs. Tracey Parks (Rich) Rich-Perez ('86)
    • Mr. James "Jim" Gray Rucker ('86, P '22, P '23)
    • Mr. George "Giffen" Giffen Sanders ('86)
    • Mrs. Kelle (McPeters) Sawers ('86)
    • Mr. Paul Walter Schacht ('86)
    • Mr. Robert "Bob" Charles Schamay ('86, MBA '92)
    • Mr. William "Bill" Guin Scoggin ('86)
    • Mr. James "Jim" Walston Shearin ('86)
    • Mrs. Marion (Carlton) Shields ('86)
    • Mr. James "Jim" Orren Sims ('86)
    • Ms. Allyson "Ally" (Currin) Stokes ('86, P '19, P '19)
    • Mr. William "Todd" Todd Strawn ('86)
    • Ms. Teresa Rae Summerlin ('86)
    • Mrs. Lisa (Ormand) Taylor ('86, P '24)
    • Mr. Jeffrey "Jeff" Niels Thordahl ('86)
    • Mrs. Mary Carolyn (Hall) Titus ('86)
    • Mr. Richard "Rick" Ulloa Tobar ('86)
    • Mrs. Regine "Susanne" Susanne Knox (Sack) Todd Esq. ('86, JD '89)
    • Mr. David Carroll Wagoner ('86, JD '90)
    • Mr. Robert "Bob" Laurence Dade Wall ('86)
    • Mrs. Marybeth (Sutton) Wallace ('86)
    • Ms. Anne Marie Warren ('86)
    • Mrs. Susan (Schoenwald) Watts ('86)
    • Dr. Christine "Christy" (Jacobs) Williamsen ('86, MD '93)
    • Mr. Walter "Tom" Thomas Wood Jr. ('86)
    • Ms. Jonsye Dickens Wurthmann ('86)
    • Mr. John Mull Ziegler Jr. ('86, P '23)

Reunion Details

35th Reunion Celebration
7:30-10:30 p.m.

Manchester Plaza, Party So Dear Tent (Benson/Tribble Side)

Join class members from both classes for our reunion celebration.  Enjoy food and beverages while catching up with friends.  This event will take place immediately following Party So Dear.
$30 per person

Menu
Chilled Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce
Pulled Chicken BBQ
Apple Cider Pork Loin
Black Bean Cakes
Buffalo Caulifower w/ Corn Salsa
Cole Slaw
Macaroni & Cheese
Fresh Fruit
Marinated Three Bean Salad
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Assorted beer, wine, hard seltzer, hard cider and non alcoholic beverages

1985 Reunion Committee Chairs
David Ammons
Louise Blake York

 1985 Reunion Committee
Mike Brown
Vance Brown
Vada Lou Meadows Cottrill
Missy Busby Fernland
Paul Fields
Marilyn Hayes
Kim Saieed Hoft
Diana Hamner Inman
Lee Lewis Leidy
Jennifer Sapp Madden
Pete Merrill
Russ Meyer
Rich Mongelli
William Morgan
John Mori
David Robertson
Stuart Rosebrook
Byron Saintsing
Kim Boatwright Shirley
Fritz Smith
Beth Parker Stout
Tricia Swart
Tom Townes
Laura Marszlek Townsend
Missie Sue Vaughan
McLain Wallace

1986 Reunion Committee Chairs
Tim Bennett
Eric Eubank
Martha McCrorey Eubank

1986 Reunion Committee
Dawson Booe Bartholomew
Buzz Bartholomew
Beth Becton
Amy McNeer Beeson
Kevin Beeson
John Blair
Joe Block
Tom Gettinger
Beth Langley
Rich Leadem
Sue Rheaume Leadem
Susan Gunter Moffitt
Sonja Harvey Murray
Arthur Orr
Alan Prince
Cathy Coles Prince
Jim Rucker
Bill Scoggin
Marybeth Sutton Wallace
Anne Warren

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