Reunion classes celebrate on Poteat Field during Homecoming Weekend

Welcome Back!

It’s time for the Class of 1979 to celebrate our 45th reunion. Mark your calendars for September 13-15 and make plans to come back and celebrate where it all began!

Event Overview

Homecoming Weekend is going to be bigger and better than ever before, so be sure to make plans to be in town Friday afternoon join classmate and author Laura Elliott ’79 in the ZSR Library auditorium at 2:00 p.m. for an interesting book talk on “Book-banning, Disinformation, and Coverups: How Historical Fiction Tackles Tough Topics” then head to Party So Dear from 4:30 -7:00 p.m. After Party So Dear, we will go to the Reunion Party Village on Poteat Field for our class party to celebrate 45 great years. On Saturday, enjoy the Festival on the Quad and Campus Open House, the Alumni Tailgate and the WFU/Ole Miss football game with a 6:30 p.m. kick-off to name a few highlights. We are looking into having a time to gather at one of the local breweries either early afternoon or post-game on Saturday, so stay tuned as details are finalized. There are many more great opportunities to see campus, take in great events and tours. Check the Schedule of Events for a complete listing.

Game tickets are available directly through the ticket office by calling (336)758-3322 or online at . More exciting plans for the weekend are being finalized, so check back for updates. 

We are making progress toward our class 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, 2023 and will continue through Homecoming Weekend. Check out our progress below!

We hope you’ll make plans to join us for a memorable weekend!  Contact your friends, make your hotel reservations, and keep checking this website and WFU Class of 1979 Facebook page for more information as the weekend gets closer. We’ll see you September 13-15!

Go Deacs!
Betsy Felts Ellison and Betsy Roper Gaona
1979 Reunion Committee Chairs

Class of 1979 Reunion Campaign


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Reunion Details

45th Reunion Celebration
Friday, September 13
7:30-10:30 p.m.

Reunion Party Village on Poteat Field
Join class members for our reunion celebration.  Enjoy DJ, dinner buffet, open beer & wine while catching up with friends. This event will take place immediately following Party So Dear.
Attire: Black & Gold Casual
$40 per person

1979 Reunion Committee Chairs
Betsy Felts Ellison
Betsy Roper Gaona

1979 Reunion Committee
Jeanne Whitman Bobbitt
Jim Cain
Martha Clinkscales
Leslie Cooper
Jeff Hogg
Pamela Koch
Mike Lakusta
Judy Pazdan Lytle
Bob Miller
MaryAnne Black Moore
Mark Queen
David Ray
Louise Beaver Ripple
Sarah Young Taylor
Woody Vann
Buddy Wade
Scott Wallace
Cathy Carter Weaver
Rebecca Lee Wiggs
Robin Young

For Questions? or call 800.752.8568

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