Regional events for parents and families

Today’s been a busy one – so a few quick hits for you.

For local-ish families (or even those farther away but who have a family business), the Center for Private Business is hosting an event on Friday, February 3rd on campus:

The Wake Forest Center for Private Business invites you to an event as part of our Legacy Luncheon Series: “A Conversation with Two Generations of UTZ” featuring Mike Rice, Chairman of the Board, UTZ Quality Foods, and Dylan Lissette (P’18), President and CEO.  UTZ Quality Foods is the largest independent privately-held snack brand in the United States.

Friday, February 3
11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Magnolia Room, Reynolda Hall
Wake Forest University

Space is limited – Register Today »

Here’s more information about the Center: “The Center for Private Business enables privately owned businesses to achieve dreams for their business, family, employees, community and stakeholders by providing access to  industry leaders, resources, networks, and education.  The Center’s programming centers around 6 central tenets that have been identified by privately held businesses as most critical to their success. Those are: Culture, Leadership, Governance, Succession Planning, Strategic Planning, and Family Harmony.”

Also, the WAKETriangle community is hosting a couple of events in February that might be of interest to our Raleigh-Durham parents:

WAKETriangle February Events

We hope you will join fellow Alumni, Parents & Families and Friends for one or both of the exciting events we have coming up next month!

Tuesday, February 21st, 7:00PM: Wake Forest’s own Michele Gillespie, Dean of the Undergraduate College of Arts and Sciences and Phil Archer (’95, MBA ’05), the Betsy Main Babcock Director of Program and Interpretation at Reynolda House will present at the North Carolina Museum of History’s “Notable North Carolina Lecture Series: Philanthropic Families: The Reynolds Family”.  Dean Gillespie will also be signing copies of her new book, Katherine and RJ Reynolds: Partners of Fortune in the Making of the New South.  Register here!

Thursday, February 23rd, 11:30AM: Join us for lunch and learn about the new Wake Forest Innovation Quarter and Wake Downtown programs from our very own Rogan Kersh (’86), Wake Forest University Provost.  Provost Kersh will discuss the new academic program offerings and provide a glimpse into what is next for the Innovation Quarter in downtown Winston-Salem!  Advanced registration is required and space is limited!  Cost of $10 includes catered lunch from Coquette.  Register here!

Reminder for your Deacs: Secrest Artists Series tonight at 7:30 pm.

Thankfully we continue to have sun, too.  May it continue!

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