Flashback Friday, 1967: From the Howler: “Vietnam Build-up Influences ROTC Program.” Forty-seven years later, the Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives Office is hoping to preserve the war letters that those alumni who served in Vietnam and in more recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan wrote back home. If you have letters to donate, please contact Tanya Zanish-Belcher, director of Special Collections & Archives, at email@example.com.
No scores? No sweat. As an unprecedented study affirms Wake’s test-optional admissions policy, Dean of Admissions Martha Allman (‘82, MBA ‘92) notes, “Guidance counselors tell us that the admissions process is a good reflection of what Wake Forest is — that it is intentional, personal and individualistic and tries to get beyond the numbers on a student.”
Flashback Friday: Tom “Ringo” Hannum was the Deacon back in 1971, with his top hat, tails and plunger. Forty-three years after he ventured to Cole Field House for the first time to cheer on the Deacons against the Terps, he returned to Maryland for the game earlier this week, wearing his Deacon hat and tussling with the Terrapin once again.
Many alumni will remember John Litcher, who taught in the education department for 30 years before retiring in 2004. His sons, Jade (’83) and Jeff (’85), have let us know that John is very ill and would love to hear from his former students; mail cards to Dr. John Litcher, P.O. Box 752, Lewisville, NC 27023.
Flashback Friday. Remembering our favorite restaurants: Simos (pictured), Pollirosa, the Grotto, Sampler’s, Sam’s Gourmet, Penelope’s, Berry’s, Mr. Steak, the Station, Lighthouse Grill, Brass Kettle, Staley’s, Bonanza, the Swiss Chalet, K & W, Steve’s Italian Ristorante, Kelly’s Hamburgers and Joann’s Chili Bordello. How many do you remember? Sadly, most of those are gone now. We’re gathering memories of your favorite restaurants for possible inclusion in the summer issue of Wake Forest Magazine. Share your memories and restaurants to add to our list to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dick Peterson (left) and Charlie Stott, Class of 1967, have known each other since they were sophomores in 1964. They were roommates and fraternity brothers in Sigma Pi before losing touch for decades. Then they found one another again in a parking lot at BB&T Field, and eventually, they became painting buddies. With 136 years between them, they have a lot to talk about.