Class of 1969

Class of 1969,

Our 50th Wake Forest Reunion will be September 20-21, so 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. 

On Friday morning we will be inducted into the Golden Deacs at lunch which will begin two days of not-to-be-missed events.  Come and experience campus as it is today during the Campus Open House while enjoying the hop on/hop off trolley circulating campus throughout the 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 with The Temptations!  

Friday evening will be our 50th Reunion dinner in the Benson University Center.  On Saturday, we will enjoy the Festival on the Quad, campus tours, the Alumni Tailgate, and the WFU/Elon football game. We are encouraging class members to sit in the Touchdown Club for the game.  These tickets will go on sale when Homecoming and Reunion Weekend registration opens the week of July 11.  An email will be sent announcing when registration opens. 

Our class wants to achieve a record giving percentage of 69% which will surpass the previous record of 66% set by the Class of 1966.  We have already exceeded our $100,000  class goal but will need the class to pull together to reach the 69% 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, 2018, and will continue through Homecoming Weekend.

We would love to hear from everyone in the class regardless of whether you are able to come to the reunion or not, so we are creating an online  1969 Class Memory Page. Take a minute and share with classmates your life’s journey since graduation. Include whatever you would like to share about family, career, Wake Forest memories, passions, and future plans.  Please be sure to include your maiden name if applicable when listing your name.  It’s super easy to do, just go to and add your entry.

Contact your friends, make your reservations, and keep checking this website for updated information as the weekend gets closer.

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

Go Deacs,

Julie Davis Griffin and J. D. Wilson
Class of 1969 Reunion Committee Chairs

For Hotel Reservations:


5790 University Parkway
(336) 767-9595
Release date: August 23, 2019
Block includes a Thursday night option. Please use the link below for your class block.

1969 Class Block


$134,534 of $100,000

Learn about the Reunion Campaign »

  • Who's Coming Back
    • Mr. Gregory "Greg" Stephen Baxter ('69)
    • Mr. John B. Bondurant ('69)
    • Mrs. Linda (Carter) Brinson ('69, P '00)
    • Mr. James "Randy" Ransom Creech Jr. ('69)
    • Mr. James "Jim" Randol Davis ('69)
    • Ms. Jan Elizabeth Eakins ('69)
    • Colonel Bobby "Bob" Jay Ervin ('69)
    • Mrs. Mary Alice (Steele) Fox ('69)
    • Mrs. Julie (Davis) Griffin ('69, P '00)
    • Mr. Michael "Mike" Donwell Gunter ('69, P '00)
    • Dr. William "Bill" Amos Hough III ('69, MD '73)
    • Dr. James "Jim" Nello Martin Jr. ('69, P '98, P '01, P '07)
    • Dr. James "Kenneth" Kenneth Martin ('69, P '95, P '01)
    • Mrs. Nancy (Gravley) Martin ('69, P '95, P '01)
    • Mr. Harold "Hal" Carlyle McDowell ('69)
    • Ms. Janet (Bowker) Miller ('69)
    • Dr. Fred Penrose Piercy ('69)
    • Mr. Len Broughton Preslar Jr. ('69, P '99)
    • Mr. Roger Ray Puckett ('69)
    • Mr. Jay Charles Randall ('69, P '95, P '98)
    • Mrs. Elizabeth "Betsy" Smith Randall ('69, P '95, P '98)
    • Dr. Ronald Kelly Sizemore ('69, P '08, P '13)
    • Mrs. Harriet (Farthing) Worley ('69, P '97, P '01, P '02)

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Reunion Events


Golden Deac Events and Luncheon
10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Benson University Center, 401 Suite
The Class of 1969 will be inducted into the ranks of the prestigious Golden Deacs and receive your 50-year 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 while hearing from our guest speaker Wubetu Shimelash ’20 as he shares with us his amazing journey from Ethiopia to Wake Forest. He will be joined by Maria Henson ’82, editor of The Wake Forest Magazine and Mary Dalton, professor of communications and documentary film.  The class will also present their reunion campaign gift to the University at this event.
Business Casual
Complimentary for Class of 1969 and one guest

Class of 1969 Reunion Dinner
Benson University Center, Suite 401
7:00 p.m. Drinks & Appetizers
7:45 p.m. Dinner and remarks
Join classmates on this special evening to celebrate 50 great years. The festivities will begin immediately following Party So Dear on the fourth-floor gallery of the Benson University Center. Enjoy drinks and passed hors d’oeuvres from 7:00 – 7:45 p.m. followed by a delicious dinner buffet.
Business casual
$55 per person

Reunion Committee Chairs
Julie Davis Griffin
J.D. Wilson

Reunion Committee
David Abernethy
David Ashcraft
Cassandra Martin Baker
Susan Harward Barwell
Ruffin Branham
Linda Carter Brinson
Jim Davis
Frank Donaldson
Dave Ellis
Bob Ervin
Mary Alice Steele Fox
Roz Duck Gentry
Wyn Godwin
Mike Gunter
Larry Hambrick
Bill Hough
Joe Inman
Marty Andrus Lamb
Digit Laughridge
Nancy Gravley Martin
Norma Murdoch-Kitt
Paul Orser
Anne Bingham Philpott
Len Preslar
Betsy Smith Randall
Jay Randall
Ed Roach
Chip Seidle
John Stone
Nancy Carol Bost Stuetzer
Dave  Taliaferro
Tobey Taliaferro
Donald Wagoner
Harriet Farthing Worley


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