Decorated Deacs

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Decorated Deacs is a WFU Affinity Group volunteer led that aims to connect, honor and support military-affiliated Wake Forest students, alumni and friends including veterans, active-duty personnel, National Guard members, reservists and their families.

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Upcoming Events

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Past Events

Oct 21

ROTC and Military Science Update

Join leaders from the Military Science department for an update on the state of Wake Forest's ROTC program, how they are adapting to the... Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Jun 9

Decorated Deacs

NET CALL...NET CALL...NET CALL... All Decorated Deacs! Join your fellow veteran alumni and friends on a "Net Call" via video teleconference on Tuesday,... Tuesday, June 09, 2020

Mar 11

First Decorated Deacs Quarterly Lunch

Please come and join other Wake Forest veterans and Decorated Deacs for camaraderie and networking in a relaxed environment. All are welcome as we look... Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Feb 26

DC -Screening of Five Minutes with Dr. Anthony Atala and Secretary Wilkie

The Wake Forest University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, The Documentary Film Program and the Wake... Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Nov 11

Decorated Deacs Veteran's Day Happy Hour

***Advanced registration closes at noon on November 11. However, you are still welcome to attend if you did not pre-register.*** Please come and celebrate... Monday, November 11, 2019

Nov 11

2019 Veterans Day Ceremony

Veterans Day Ceremony hosted by Dr. Nathan O. Hatch and special guest speaker, Vice Admiral C. Forrest Faison, III. We will be celebrating our first undergraduate class of Yellow Ribbon Program beneficiaries. A light reception will follow. Monday, November 11, 2019

Sep 29

Decorated Deacs Hit the Bricks Virtual 5K

Decorated Deacs - On October 4th, thousands of Demon Deacons will participate in "Hit the Bricks," an annual tradition during which teams of faculty,... Saturday, September 29, 2018 - Thursday, October 04, 2018

May 1

Decorated Deacs Launch Reception

You're invited to celebrate the launch of the new Decorated Deacs affinity group at the North Carolina Museum of History on Tuesday, May 1. Alumni,... Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Jan 9

Decorated Deacs Launch Party

Celebrate the launch of the new Decorated Deacs affinity group at the Wake Washington Center! Alumni, parents, current students, and friends are all welcome. Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Nov 14

Operation Gratitude Letter Writing

The newly formed Decorated Deacs invite you to celebrate Veterans Day by writing letters of gratitude to our deployed service men and women for their... Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Community Leadership

Executive Committee

John Carr ('03) 

Matthew Farrell ('05) 

Lorenzo Suarez ('09, MBA '20) 

MJ Sweeney ('77)  Community Advocate

Hall Wang ('08) 

Past President

Forrest Faison ('80, SCD '18, P '23) 

Josh Traeger ('05) 

Joe Wescott ('81, MA '00) 

Staff Coordinator

Gray Godwin ('09) 


EC Groce ('13) 

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