Great photo/caption shared by the Wake Forest Museum. “In the 1960s, these gorgeous Wake Foresters were known as the flashiest, most glamorous people in town. And no wonder! From left to right, Nash and Janice Underwood, Wait and Jenny Brewer, Cattie and John Farish, Sue and Tommy Byrne, and Leila and Ben Aycock Sr.” (Courtesy of Virginia Susan Rudd.)
Flashback Friday, 1963: Four Class of ’63 friends stage a Broadway reunion and answer their own question: What makes Wake Forest special? Left to to right: Sue Fulkerson O’Connor (from left), Judy Palmer Newsoroff, Kay Overman Ferrell and Mary Martin Pickard Niepold
Flashback Friday: How did a Wake Forest literary magazine wind up in a Smithsonian library? Thanks to printer’s waste, apparently.
Flashback Friday, 1914. The mystery of Lake Katharine; what happened to the beautiful lake that was once the most prominent feature of the Reynolds Estate? An exhibit opens tomorrow at Reynolda House Museum of American Art showing how the lake was originally created 100 years ago and why it disappeared.
Baker Patton, a grandson of the late Deacon Hall of Fame golfer Billy Joe Patton (second from left next to Jack Nicklaus), gets it. He realizes his grandfather once dominated tournaments at historic Pinehurst No. 2. http://bit.ly/1pX5DeJ
A celebration of rising joy
June 7, 2014
Dr. Maya Angelou’s memorial service spoke volumes to her life. Let’s be honest, we all know she had quite the way with words. She even untapped the potential of words.
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
Oh, if only you could have felt all the feels in Wait Chapel. But that’s just my point. The way she made and continues to make people feel through her words and her interactions with folks will forever leave chills running through me.
Phenomenal woman, indeed.
Webb Campbell (‘81, P ‘14), center, sent us this photo of his father, alumnus Will D. Campbell (‘48), and Maya Angelou attending festivities surrounding President Clinton’s awards of National Medals in the Arts and Humanities in 2000. Will Campbell and Ms. Angelou were both members of the inaugural class of the Wake Forest Writers Hall of Fame. Webb says his father, who died in 2013, was a great admirer of Ms. Angelou, who died May 28. Her private memorial service will be held Saturday in Wait Chapel and livestreamed at http://new.livestream.com/wfu/angelou
The Wake Forest University community mourns the loss of beloved poet, author, actress, civil rights activist and Reynolds Professor of American Studies Dr. Maya Angelou, who died today at 86. Share your thoughts/memories in the online guestbook.