Class of 1966


$167,973 of $125,000

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Class of 1966 Welcome Message:

Class of 1966,

Our 50th Wake Forest Reunion will be October 28-29, so mark your calendars and make plans to be back for this milestone event. We want as many class members back as possible with this year’s Homecoming and Reunion Weekend promising to be bigger and better than ever.  On Friday morning, we will become Golden Deacs as we are inducted into the Half-Century Club, which will begin two days of not-to-be-missed events.  Check out  all the new additions to campus as well as old favorites during the campus open house. Enjoy a Homecoming campus-wide celebration under the tent on Mag Quad for Party So Dear featuring the Motown group The Spinners.

Friday evening will be our 50th Reunion dinner on campus where it all began with Dr. Ed Wilson (‘43), provost emeritus as our guest speaker. On Saturday we can enjoy the Festival on the Quad, campus tours, the alumni tailgate and the WFU/Army football game to name a few highlights.

We are putting together a class memory page and what fun it is to read what everyone has been up to for the last 50 years!  Please take a moment and send in your update by clicking on the link below.  Just click on the link below.

Our class has been issued a challenge by a fellow class member to set a new 50th Reunion giving record to the Wake Forest Fund.  He will match up to $100,000 for any new or additional gifts to our class campaign.  As of the end of June, our class was at 61% participation and $168,000.  Our goal is to get to at least 62% and $268,000, but wouldn’t it be great to get 66% for the Class of 1966!   Currently, the Class of 1965 holds the record with 61% participation and $267,000.   If you haven’t made your gift yet, please do soon! The challenge will run through Homecoming Weekend and every gift makes a difference and will qualify for the match.  Let’s each do our part to make our class number one!

Event registration is now open. Contact your friends, make your reservations, and keep checking this website for more information as the weekend gets closer.

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

Once a Deacon, always a Deacon,

Joy Brumbaugh Baldwin, Bill Joyner and Mary Nan Sweeney Moser
Class of 1966 Reunion Executive Committee

Class of 1966 Memory Book »

  • See Who's Coming Back
    • Mrs. Reba (Rentz) Andrew ('66, P '97)
    • Mr. Reuben "Woody" Lynwood Baldwin III ('66, P '91, P '94, GP '19)
    • Mrs. Joyce "Joy" (Brumbaugh) Baldwin ('66, P '91, P '94, GP '19)
    • Mr. Sam Howard Decker ('66)
    • Mr. George L. Emmons Jr. ('66)
    • Mr. Ernest "Ernie" Leroy Evans ('66, JD '69, P '95, P '98, P '99, P '02)
    • Mrs. Betty Turnage Griffith ('66, P '91)
    • Mrs. Pamela "Pam" (Murray) Harrill ('66)
    • Mr. Lawrence "Larry" Wilson Hewitt ('66, JD '69)
    • Mr. Charles "Bill" William Kafer ('66, JD '69, P '93, P '95, P '99, P '02)
    • Mrs. Judith "Judy" (McBee) McGinn ('66, P '90, P '94)
    • Mrs. Mary "Mary Nan" Nan (Sweeney) Moser ('66, P '91, P '94, P '96, P '00)
    • Mrs. Cornelia "Neely" (Holmead) Oplinger ('66)
    • Mr. Donald "Don" Keith Rich ('66)
    • Mr. Harold Sanders Seawright ('66)
    • Mr. Ronald "Ron" Edward Shillinglaw ('66, P '07)
    • Mr. Andrew "Drew" Duval Taylor Jr. ('66)

Reunion Executive Committee

Joy Brumbaugh Baldwin
Bill Joyner
Mary Nan Sweeney Moser

Committee List

Sandra Parker Adams
Reba Rentz Andrew
Woody Baldwin
Jim Blackburn
Stephanie Teague Brooks
Susan Carter
Louise Hall Cowan
Don Davis
Pam Bain Davis
Jean Elledge Dostal
Bob Douglass
Ernie Evans
Betty Turnage Griffith
Becky Hoover Haney
Harry Isley
Nan Norbeck Jones
Ann Hunt Leonard
Judy McBee McGinn
Bob Moser
Terry Brock Parrish
Sandy Rief
Jim Simeon
Susie Wiley Smith
McNair Tornow
Shela Turpin-Forster
Diane Lane Walker
Russ Walker
Elaine Ortoleva Youngblood

Reunion Dinner

Friday, October 28
7:00 p.m. Drinks, Dinner and Dr. Ed Wilson
Benson University Center, Suite 401

Come join classmates to celebrate 50 great years. Dr. Edwin Wilson (’43), provost emeritus, will be the guest speaker to provide insights and reflections on your class and Wake Forest. We’ll begin at 7 p.m. with drinks and appetizers while catching up with friends followed by a delicious dinner buffet.

Headquarter Hotel

Graylyn Conference Center
1900 Reynolda Road
(336) 758-2428
Three Night Minimum
Limited Availability

DoubleTree by Hilton
5790 University Avenue
(336) 767-9595

Class of 1966
Memory Book

Share memories about Mother So Dear, or updates about what you’ve been doing since your Wake Forest days on our 50th Reunion website.

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