Class of 1979

Celebrate our BIG 4-0 with The Temptations!!!! Forty years have passed quickly, and now our class reunion will be here soon! Come back September 20 &21 for a Homecoming and Reunion Weekend that is going to be bigger and better than ever before! Our main class party will be on Friday night, but be sure to make plans to be in town Friday afternoon for a campus-wide Party So Dear, (a celebration featuring The Temptations under the big tent on Mag Quad). After enjoying Party So Dear, we’ll stay on campus, but head to our class party in the living room of the new Reynolds Gym to reminisce with old friends. We will enjoy a delicious spread of Southern and local Winston-Salem favorites along with an open beer and wine bar featuring local craft beer . The entire weekend is casual attire or whatever makes you feel fun and festive!

On Saturday, enjoy the Festival on the Quad, campus tours, the tailgate, and the WFU/Elon football game. More exciting plans for the weekend are being finalized, so check back for updates.

We’re making great progress toward our $175,000 and 135 donor goal through gifts to The Wake Forest Fund. We could use your help and every gift counts. If you haven’t participated yet, please do soon! The campaign started July 1, 2018, and will continue through Homecoming Weekend.

We do hope you’ll make plans to join us for a memorable weekend! Registration is open so contact your friends, register for our class party, make your hotel and travel reservations, and keep checking this website for more information as the weekend gets closer. We’ll see you on September 20 & 21!

Sarah Young Taylor and Jeff Hogg
Class of 1979 Reunion Class Chairs


$133,575 of $175,000

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  • Who's Coming Back
    • Mr. Gary Martin Bice ('79)
    • Mrs. Barbara (Cleary) Bostian ('79)
    • Ms. Cynthia A. Darnell ('79)
    • Mr. David "Dave" Samuel Felman ('79, P '14, P '18)
    • Mr. Frank Lord Frailey Jr. ('79, P '09)
    • Mrs. Jane "Janie" (Hunley) Fuller ('79)
    • Ms. Kimberly "Kim" Elizabeth Godley ('79)
    • Mr. Glenn "Cameron" Cameron Kent ('79)
    • Mr. Thomas "Tom" Edward McCabe ('79)
    • The Honorable Charles "Chuck" Mitchell Neaves Jr. ('79, JD '82, P '12, P '13)
    • Mr. Terry Bruce Pardue ('79)
    • Mrs. Susan (Scripsema) Parsons ('79)
    • Ms. Jean Kathryn Phillips ('79)
    • Mrs. Kathryn Lorraine Richard ('79)
    • Mrs. Louise Beaver Ripple ('79, P '06, P '09)
    • Mr. Julian "Buddy" Lafayette Wade III ('79)
    • Dr. James "Scott" William Scott Wallace ('79)
    • Mrs. Valerie (Taylor) Whipple ('79)

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Reunion Event

Friday, September 20
7:30 – 11:30 p.m.
Living Room in the newly renovated Reynolds Gym

A southern-style menu and an open beer and wine bar featuring local craft beer will be available throughout the evening.
Casual attire
$25 per person

Reunion Committee Chairs
Jeff Hogg
Sarah Young Taylor

Reunion Committee
Jeanne Whitman Bobbitt
Jim Cain
Mary Catherine Nance Ellis
Betsy Felts Ellison
Russ Ford
Dave Hill
Cameron Kent
Pamela Koch
Steve Lore
Jack Lowden
Bill Miller
Bob Miller
Chuck Neaves
Mark Queen

Lynne Reeder
Louise Beaver Ripple
Cindy Moreland Sheppard
Barry Sikes
Bill Taylor
Kim Williams Taylor
Ann Hoffman Thomas
Kim Thompson Vander Yacht
Buddy Wade
Judy Watkins
Cathy Carter Weaver

Class of 1979 Howler

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