Class of 1963

Five more years have come and gone and it’s time to celebrate our 55th Wake Forest Class Reunion November 2 & 3 during Homecoming and Reunion Weekend. This year’s Homecoming and Reunion Weekend promises to be bigger and better than ever.

On Friday morning, we will enjoy the Golden Deacs Events which will begin two days of not-to-be-missed events.   If you are interested in seeing Wake Downtown please be sure to sign up for the Golden Deacs bus tour from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Space is limited.  If you want to see all of campus, but don’t feel up to all the walking, then plan to use the hop on/hop off shuttles which will be running all afternoon.  From 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. put your dancing shoes on and come to the big tent on Mag Quad to enjoy Party So Dear and the Pointer Sisters.  At 7:00 p.m., we will gather for drinks and our class dinner in the Autumn Room of Reynolda Hall.  (This is a change from our original location of the Worrell Professional Center (Law School).)  

On Saturday morning, plan to attend the Festival on the Quad, then head over to the stadium for the Alumni  Tailgate and football game against Syracuse. For more details, please see the schedule of events. 

We’ll look forward to seeing you in November!

Jack Hamrick, Shirley Koontz Midyette and Joann Jackson Warner
Class of 1963 Reunion Committee Chairs

  • Who's Coming Back
    • Mrs. Hesta (Royster) Anderson ('63, P '92)
    • Dr. John "Glenn" Glenn Blackburn Jr. ('63)
    • Mrs. Jere (Noel) Blackburn ('63)
    • Mr. Paul Estil Caldwell Jr. ('63)
    • Mrs. Barbara Grant Canupp ('63, MAED '80)
    • Mr. Grady Paul Davis II ('63)
    • Mr. William "Bill" Robert Gooden ('63, MBA '76, P '06)
    • Dr. John "Jack" Carl Hamrick Jr. ('63, MD '67, P '91, P '94)
    • Mr. James Arthur Harrell Jr. ('63)
    • Ms. Fay (Isenhour) Holmes ('63)
    • Mr. Jesse Waldo Jackson ('63)
    • Mr. Herman "H.D." Dexter Kemp Jr. ('63, P '88)
    • Mr. Edward "Ed" Albert Leinss Jr. ('63, P '07)
    • Mr. Alexander "Ed" Edward Mandy ('63)
    • Mrs. Nancy Mitchell Mattox ('63, MS '65, P '96, P '19)
    • Dr. Sammy Ray Merrill ('63)
    • Mrs. Shirley (Koontz) Midyette ('63)
    • Mrs. Ruby (Hunter) Morris ('63)
    • Mr. Robert "Bob" Eugene Rimel PA-C ('63, P '99)
    • Mr. Joseph "Joe" Milton Sears Jr. ('63, P '01)
    • Mrs. Nancy (Mitchem) Terry ('63)
    • Ms. Barbara Whittington Tew ('63)
    • Mr. Freeman "Maurice" Maurice Vaughan Jr. ('63, P '90)
    • Mrs. Joann (Jackson) Warner ('63, P '94, GP '23)
    • Mrs. Sybil (Beasley) Wells ('63)
    • Mr. Walter "Walt" Raphael Wiley Jr. ('63)
    • Mrs. Florence (Gray) Wiley ('63)

Reunion Events

Friday, November 2
Golden Deac Events and Luncheon
10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Benson University Center
Classes will gather on the third-floor rotunda area of the Benson University Center before having a class photo made at 11:00 a.m.  Immediately following the class photo, enjoy a delicious buffet luncheon on the fourth floor of Benson. Provost Rogan Kersh will be the guest speaker.
Casual Dress
$20 per person

Golden Deac Bus Tour to Wake Downtown – SOLD OUT
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Will leave from and return to the front of Benson University Center and will take a charter bus to tour the new Wake Downtown Campus in Innovation Quarter.
Limited availability
$5 per person

Class of 1963 55th Reunion Dinner
7:00 p.m.
Reynolda Hall, Autumn Room (This is a change from the Worrell Professional Center, Law School Commons)
Enjoy a causal time visiting with classmates and enjoying a delicious dinner buffet after Party So Dear.
Casual Dress
$35 per person


Reunion Chairs
Jack Hamrick
Shirley Koontz Midyette
Joann Jackson Warner

Reunion Committee
Barbara Ann Grant Canupp
Grady Davis
Nancy Mitchell Mattox
Sammy Merrill
Nancy Mitchem Terry
Barbara Whittington Tew
Sybil Beasley Wells

Class of 1963 Howler

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