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November 24, 2017

The Alumni Newsletter of  WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY

Ken Bennett

 

EDITORS' PICKS

A Thanksgiving greeting

"If we stretch ourselves to open our minds, to see our shared humanity with others, we allow ourselves to see the existence of community and generosity in unexpected places." — Sharon Salzberg

Amid the autumnal leaf-fall in the Forest, we at Wake Forest Magazine are marking the season of gratitude once more, extending heartfelt thanks to you for being a part of our community.

Looking back on the year, our gratitude list could unfurl the length of the Quad, but here are just a few highlights to consider: A new group of military alumni, Decorated Deacs; our campus community, delivering 350 holiday meals to Winston-Salem residents in need; Rethinking Community, underscoring the University's commitment to free speech and open dialogue; Project Pumpkin; the Wake Washington Center, a new hub for D.C. Deacs and undergraduate study; the generosity of the late Porter Byrum (JD '42); a transformed Reynolds Gym; a new engineering program enriched by liberal arts; a third straight ACC debate championship; back-to-back ACC men's soccer championships; the dedication of Maya Angelou Hall; the shuttling of undergrads to classes at Wake Downtown; and presidential historian Jon Meacham's Commencement address, challenging us "to be broad-minded and big-hearted."

 Enjoy the season and Meacham's call to be our best,

Maria Henson

Maria Henson ('82)
Associate Vice President and Editor-at-Large
magazine.wfu.edu

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