Class of 1968,
Our 50th Wake Forest Reunion will be November 2 & 3, so mark your calendars and make plans to be back for this milestone event. On Friday morning we will become Golden Deacs when we are inducted into the Half-Century Club 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 Wake Downtown please be sure to sign up for the Golden Deacs bus tour. 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!
Friday evening will be our 50th Reunion dinner on campus in the Benson University Center where Dr. Ed Wilson (‘43), provost emeritus will be our guest speaker. On Saturday, we will enjoy the Festival on the Quad, campus tours, the alumni tailgate and the WFU/Syracuse football game. We are encouraging class members to sit in the Touchdown Club for the game, but please note there are a limited number of tickets in this area and it will sell out.
We’re already making great progress toward our $125,000 class goal from at least 50% of the class 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, 2017 and will continue through Homecoming Weekend.
We look forward to seeing each of you for this memorable weekend!
Once a Deacon, always a Deacon,
Austine Odom Evans and Mike Queen
Class of 1968 Reunion Committee Chairs
Friday, November 2
Golden Deac Events and Luncheon, when the Class of 1968 will be inducted into the Half-Century Club
10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Benson University Center
The Class of 1968 will be inducted into the ranks of the prestigious Half-Century Club and receive your Half-Century pin. You will gather on the third floor rotunda area of the Benson University Center before having your class photo made at 11:00 a.m. Immediately following, enjoy a delicious buffet luncheon in the 401 Benson. The class will also present their reunion campaign gift to the University at this event.
Complimentary for Class of 1968 and one guest
Golden Deac Bus Tour of Reynolda Campus and WakeDowntown Tour
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
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.
Class of 1968 Reunion Dinner
Benson University Center, Suite 401
7:00 p.m. Drinks & Appetizers
7:45 p.m. Dinner with Dr. Ed Wilson
Join classmates on this special evening to celebrate 50 great years. The festivities will begin immediately following Party So Dear in the rotunda of the Benson University Center. Enjoy drinks and passed hors d’oeuvres from 7 – 7:45 p.m. followed by a delicious dinner buffet and remarks from Dr. Edwin Wilson (’43), provost emeritus. The evening continues with a dessert buffet, giving classmates an additional opportunity to mix and mingle.
$55 per person
Austine Odom Evans
Donna Jo Redding Abernethy
Jan Wurtenburger Blackford
Merley Glover Boshart
Vicki Morgan Curby
Sara Umstead Davis
Sue Milam Dunbar
Dayna Tate Elliott
Sheila Fulton Fox
Vicki Campbell Heitman
Suzie Owensby Hudson
Becky Melton Kafer
Judy White Wicker