Class of 1997

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Class of 1997,

Twenty years have passed quickly, and now Homecoming and Reunion Weekend 2017 will be here in a few months! We can’t wait to see all of our classmates back at Wake Forest! Come back the weekend of September 15-16 to celebrate our 20th reunion. Homecoming Weekend is going to be bigger and better than ever before, so be sure to make plans to be in town Friday afternoon for a campus wide open house and Party So Dear, a celebration under the big tent on Mag Quad featuring the Four Tops. Then Friday night we will gather as a class in the Magnolia Room to celebrate 20 great years. On Saturday, enjoy the Festival on the Quad, campus tours, the tailgate and the WFU/Utah State football game to name a few highlights. More exciting plans for the weekend are being finalized, so check back for updates.

We’re already making great progress toward our $175,000 class 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, 2016 and will continue through Homecoming Weekend.

We hope you’ll make plans to join us for a memorable weekend! Registration will open later this summer, but in the meantime, contact your friends, make your reservations, and keep checking this website and our class Facebook page for more information as the weekend gets closer. We’ll see you September 15-16!

Go Deacs!
Catherine Jones and Jenny Manley Brokaw
Class of 1997 Reunion Committee Chairs


$216,620 of $175,000

Learn about the Reunion Campaign »

  • Who's Coming Back?
    • Mrs. Emily (Breuer) Bing ('97)
    • Mrs. Kimberly "Kim" (Dallas) Busby ('97)
    • Mr. Brian Matthew Calhoun ('97, MBA '03, MA '12)
    • Mr. Drew Henderson Davis ('97, JD '00)
    • Ms. Melissa (Minot) Hawks ('97)
    • Dr. Kenneth "Kenny" C. Herbst ('97)
    • Dr. James "Jed" Edward Kelley II ('97)
    • Dr. David "Jessie" Jessie Kirby ('97, MD '02)
    • Mr. David Joseph Mailly ('97, MBA '04)
    • Mrs. Jennifer "Lee" Lee Rhoades (Rhoades) Sugg ('97, MSA '98)
    • Mr. Theodore "Ted" Tseng ('97)
    • Mrs. Meredith (Miller) Van Wyk ('97)

Reunion Event

Friday, September 15

7:30 – 11:30 p.m.
Magnolia Room, Reynolda Hall

After enjoying Party So Dear on Mag Quad, reminisce about your Wake Forest Days with friends over a delicious spread of Southern and local Winston-Salem favorites. In addition to the Southern-style menu, an open beer and wine bar featuring local craft beer will be available throughout the evening.

Casual attire or whatever makes you feel fun and festive!
$25 per person

Didn’t register in advance?  $25 cash at the door will get you in the party.

Reunion Committee Chairs

Jenny Manley Brokaw
Catherine Jones

Reunion Committee

Emily Breuer Bing
Bill Bishop
Sean Britain
Kim Dallas Busby
Maythi Alvarez Calvert
Drew Davis
Polly Ruettgers Fields
Josh Kellett
Jed Kelley
Jenni Loughrey
Kate Maloney
Kate McKune
Emily Meyers Munn
Tripp Parker
Donald Pocock
Snow Roberts
Beverly Huffstetler Savinsky
Marc Scott
Jamey Spencer
Nell Pittman Sutlive
Mark Tucker
Tycely Williams
Ben Worley
Kristen Bauer Zaks

Class of 1997 Howler

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