WAKEWashingtonDC 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!


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Upcoming Events

Global Deacs International Organizations and Careers in Global Affairs


Thursday, April 29, 2021
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm





Are you a current Wake Forest student or young alumnus interested in global development or foreign affairs? Are you interested in working on international issues...

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The Triumph of Nancy Reagan


Tuesday, May 04, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm





The Wake Washington Center invites you to join us virtually on Tuesday, May 4, for a conversation with Life Trustee and journalist Al Hunt (’65,P’11)...

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Past Events

Apr 15

Wine and the White House

The Wake Washington Center invites you to join fellow Wake Foresters, wine connoisseurs, and history buffs at 5:30 pm on Thursday, April 15, as we... Thursday, April 15, 2021

Mar 19

Library of Congress Virtual Event

The WAKEWashingtonDC Alumni Community will host a virtual happy hour discussion on Friday, March 19, 2021 with Ryan Ramsey ('03), Chief of Staff for the... Friday, March 19, 2021

Feb 23

A Woman in the White House

Wake NOW (Network of Women) and the Wake Washington Center are excited to host “A Woman In the White House,” a nonpartisan virtual panel to... Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Feb 12

A Conversation with Diplomat Philip Laidlaw ('86)

The Global Deacs affinity group and the Wake Washington Center will host a virtual conversation with Philip Laidlaw ('89), a career Foreign Service Officer currently... Friday, February 12, 2021

Dec 17

Gratitude in a Season of Uncertainty

This year has been unexpected in so many ways, and some days it’s hard to feel grateful for anything. Trips have been canceled. Major... Thursday, December 17, 2020

Oct 21

Will My Vote Count? Securing the 2020 Election

The security of the U.S. election system is on the minds of many Americans, with early voting beginning and mail-in ballots arriving in mailboxes in... Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Sep 24

Wake NOW (Network of Women) DC Fall 2020 Book Club - 9.24.20

***This event has reached capacity. Please email Gray at allenlg@wfu.edu to be added to the wait list.***

We all have a lot on... Thursday, September 24, 2020 - Thursday, October 29, 2020

Sep 15

Working and Parenting in a Pandemic

If you would like to join this event, please email Jennifer Richwine ('93) at richwijl@wfu.edu to receive the meeting link - Go Deacs!

Working... Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Jul 27

New Student Reception - Ward

Congratulations and Welcome, Wake Forest Class of 2024!

You are cordially invited to a virtual reception for incoming Wake Forest students and parents... Monday, July 27, 2020

May 7

YA Phillips Collection After 5 Event

Community Leadership


Ryann DuRant ('11)  Executive Committee

Executive Committee

Scott Brawley ('96) 

Matt Cohen ('16) 

Mark Custer ('12) 

Kellie Dupree ('04) 

Ryann DuRant ('11)  President

Kezia McKeague ('05) 

Riley Mistrot ('19)  Young Alumni President

Jennifer Richwine ('93) 

Luke Schwartz ('12) 

Liz White ('10) 

Staff Coordinator

Evan McMillan ('07) 

Young Alumni President

Riley Mistrot ('19)  Executive Committee

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