June 22, 2011
by Betsy Chapman
I hope that our Wake Forest families have been enjoying the recent issue of the Wake Forest magazine. There are a lot of wonderful stories within, and certainly among the top is “The Gift” – the story of Coach Walter, our amazing baseball coach who donated a kidney to his player, Kevin Jordan. It’s one of the best stories of Pro Humanitate that I have ever seen.
Some readers have had a question about why do they see certain names in the magazine, or on the Wake Forest website, that have a P’ after them. That P is for Parent, and the number afterwards indicates what year their student is at WFU. So if you see George Emerson P ’13, it means he has a child who is in the Class of 2013 here.
We started listing parent years in our publications several years ago because parents wanted to have a way to be recognized on a name tag or in a publication as being the proud parent of a current WFU student. Many of our Deacon parents are just as energetic about the University as their student, and I frequently have parents tell me they wish their own undergraduate experience was as fulfilling as their student’s time at Wake Forest. Adding that P’ year just makes them feel a little more a part of our community – so that’s why we do it!
Categories: campus life
The Office of Family Engagement provides information and support to Wake Forest parents, guardians, grandparents, and family members. The office maintains the Family Engagement Page of the Wake Forest website, which is the primary vehicle of communication with families, as well as our Facebook and Twitter presence.