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WAKERaleigh is a volunteer-led group dedicated to engaging alumni, parents and friends in the area. We plan a variety of programs throughout the year for all ages to participate in social, athletic, networking, and service opportunities. We hope you will join us at our next event. Go Deacs!

Upcoming Events

Annual Trek to the WF Historical Museum


Saturday, April 06, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Wake Forest Birthplace Museum
450 N. Main Street
Wake Forest, North Carolina 27587


Spring is nearly here and Mother, So Dear is planning her annual Spring Homecoming for Golden Deacs. On April 6, our group will have an opportunity to join current Wake Forest students on a Trek to the Original Campus of Wake Forest, a tour of the…

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Annual Trek to the WF Historical Museum

Mr. Rory Padraic Agan ('10, JD '13)

Dr. Mae "Mae Ellen" Ellen Allen ('65)

Mr. Sanford Bailey Sr. (P '95)

Mr. Jerry Herbert Baker ('68, P '96, P '99)

Ms. Cassandra (Martin) Baker ('69, P '96, P '99)

Mr. G. "Gene" Eugene Boyce ('54, JD '56, P '79, P '81, P '89, P '92, GP '15)

Mrs. Patricia "Pat" (Alphin) Boyce ('54, P '79, P '81, P '89, P '92, GP '15)

Mrs. Elizabeth "Betty" Wells Boyce (P '15, P '19)

Mr. Robert "Dan" Daniel Boyce Sr. ('81, P '15, P '19)

Dr. Gray Thomas Boyette ('56, MD '60)

Ms. Sandra Combs Boyette (MBA '95)

Colonel Joseph "Ed" Edward Brannock Jr. ('55)

Ms. Billie Bryan

Dr. Bernice Virginia Campbell (MAED '96)

The Reverend F. "Joe" Joseph Clontz Jr. ('64)

Mrs. Eva (Pearce) Clontz ('64)

Mrs. Ann Creech

Mr. Joseph "Joe" Durward Creech ('60)

Ms. Catherine Elizabeth Currin ('16)

Mr. Richard Carlton Day Sr. ('56, P '86, P '87)

Mrs. Jean (Faulkner) Day ('58, P '86, P '87)

Mrs. Shirley (Burrus) Dilthey ('57, P '92)

Mr. Ronald "Ron" Conrad Dilthey ('57, JD '60, P '92)

Mrs. Elizabeth "Betty" Wilson Earle

Dr. John Rochester Earle ('58)

Ms. Mary Ellen Ellis

Mr. Kenneth "Ken" Robert Ellis ('68, JD '71)

Ms. Laura Maria Esseesse ('10, JD '13)

Mr. Lewis "Fingers" Howard Fox ('52)

Mrs. Joy Frauson

Mr. Jack "Swede" Henry Frauson ('58)

Dr. Robert "Bob" Edwin Gaddy Jr. ('56, P '90, GP '17)

Mr. Benjamin "Ben" Cochran Gage ('76)

Briana Gamber

Ms. Shannon (Byer) Gamber ('98, MSA '99)

Mrs. Claire Tillson Gladding (P '07, P '09, P '14)

Dr. Samuel "Sam" Templeman Gladding ('67, MAED '71, P '07, P '09, P '14)

Mrs. Joan Wilder Greason (P '85)

Mr. Murray Crossley Greason Jr. ('59, JD '62, P '85)

Mrs. Otelia "Tillie" Harris

Mr. Allen Powell Harris ('53)

Mrs. Hallie (Arrington) Hearn ('76, MAED '88)

Mrs. Shaida Jarrahi Horner (JD '99)

Ms. Jennifer "Jen" Megan Johnson (MSL '17)

Dr. Oscar Taylor Jones ('58)

Mrs. Sue (Weathers) Kaloyannides ('58)

Mrs. Elizabeth "Beth" (Crawley) King ('08)

Mrs. Garnette "Dee" (Hughes) LeRoy ('57, P '84, GP '17)

Mr. James "Jim" Thayer Martin Jr. ('64, JD '67)

Mr. Charles "Ed" Edward Morris (P '04)

Mrs. Catherine "Cathy" (Jackson) Morris ('71, P '04)

Peter Morton

Mr. Dalton "Parker" Parker Morton ('49)

Mr. Jim Moss

Ms. Donna R. Pace

Mrs. Terry (Brock) Parrish ('66)

Mr. Henry "Tom" Thomas Parrish ('67)

Mrs. Shirley Fox Phillips (GP '13, GP '14)

Mr. John Dalton Phillips Sr. ('49, GP '13, GP '14)

Ms. Lorraine (Munn) Phillips ('56, P '82, P '84, P '87, GP '16)

Colonel Verner "Vern" Nightingale Pike ('58, P '84, P '89, P '92)

Mrs. Renata "Renny" (Johnson) Pike ('59, P '84, P '89, P '92)

Mr. Julian C. Reis (P '20)

Dr. Pamela J. Reis (P '20)

Mr. John M. Rich ('67, JD '70, P '05)

Mrs. K. "Suzanne" Suzanne Shay

Mrs. Carolyne Smith

Mr. William "Whispering" Henry Smith ('57)

Mr. Bobby T. Stephenson

Mr. Jackie Hooks Stephenson ('62)

Mr. Benjamin "Ben" Conrad Sutton Sr. ('56, P '80, P '83, P '16, GP '14, GP '16, GP '20)

Mr. Anthony Minloong Tang ('11)

Ms. Mary C. Tribble ('82, MA '19)

Mr. Walter "Alan" Alan Tuttle ('58, P '87, P '90, P '91)

Mr. Robert Hunter Tuttle ('90)

Mrs. Frances Wall Watkins

Mr. Billy "Bill" Taylor Watkins ('57)

Ms. A. "Elizabeth" Elizabeth Watson ('74)

Mrs. Barbara (Dail) Whiteman ('58)




Tuesday, April 09, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


Neuse River Brewing Company
518 Pershing Road, Suite 100
Raleigh, North Carolina 27608


Calling all Wake Foresters in the greater Raleigh area! Join fellow Deacons at Neuse River Brewing and show the world that #GoodWearsBlack during WFU Pro Humanitate Days! We will again be hosting a BackPack Buddies food drive and happy hour this year.…

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Ms. Adwoa Aku Asare ('09)

Mr. Kennedy "Davis" Davis Brock ('18)

Dr. Edgar "Eddie" Estes Folk III ('47, MD '50, P '81, P '85, P '87, P '91, GP '19)

Mrs. Jane (Champion) Folk ('81, P '19)

Mr. William Russell Hesmer Jr. ('04)

Dr. Karen (MacFadden) Hinkley ('82)

Mr. Emil "Bill" William Kratt ('84, JD '87, P '15)

Ms. Kathryn Anne Lushefski ('12)

Mr. Darren Keith Maness (MBA '92)

Mr. David Lawrence Newton ('77)

Dr. Marilu Thordsen-Velez (P '22)

Ms. Savannah Valverde Twiggs ('16)

Ms. Karolyn "Ruth" Ruth Young ('14, MSA '15)


Connections and Conversations


Thursday, May 02, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.




You're invited to join fellow Demon Deacons for Connections and Conversations! You'll learn about companies, industries, and careers in a personal setting. Each table conversation will be led by a Wake Forest alumna/us or parent to a current student who…

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Lunch and Learn with Dr. Malika Roman Isler, Thrive WFU


Tuesday, May 14, 2019
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Coquette Brasserie
4351 The Cir At N Hills St
Raleigh, North Carolina 27609


Alumni, parents & families and friends are all invited to join Dr. Malika Roman Isler (PhD, MPH '99), Director of Wellbeing at Wake Forest University, for a presentation on her work at the University. The Office of Wellbeing leads the campus in making…

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Ms. Stephanie Jean Pavlis ('03)


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Past Events


2018 Bowl Game Watch Event
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


Third Act Presents The Art of Reinvention
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Raleigh/Durham- AWFUBA Fantastic Friday Dinner Date
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


Durham Bulls Alumni Outing
7:05 p.m. - 9:05 p.m.


Decorated Deacs Launch Reception
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


Pro Humanitate Days Project
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Join your fellow Wake Forest Deacons and make a difference during WFU Pro Humanitate Days by making a contribution to the Koinonia Foundation of Wake Forest. Museum hours are: Sunday 2- 5 pm, Tuesday - Friday, 9 am - Noon and 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm.


Pro Humanitate Days Projects
1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Calling all Wake Foresters in Raleigh! Join your fellow Raleigh Deacons and show the world that #GoodWearsBlack during WFU Pro Humanitate Days!


Annual Trek to the WF Historical Museum
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Lovefeast Gathering
4:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Community Leadership


Mary Blake ('95)

If you would like to help plan future events for this community, please contact alumni@wfu.edu.