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Parents’ Council

About the Council

The Wake Forest Parents’ Council serves as a vehicle for parents of current students to communicate ideas, questions and concerns to the University through their Council representatives.  To contact a member of the Parents’ Council, email parents@wfu.edu and the Office of Parent Programs will help field your question or direct your email to the appropriate Council member.

Parents’ Council members provide Wake Forest with direction by studying issues, offering guidance and acting as liaisons. Parents’ Council members also serve as ambassadors in their geographic area to prospective Wake Forest students.

The Wake Forest Parents’ Council is comprised of approximately one hundred twenty-five couples, representing the parents of over 4,800 undergraduates. The Council meets twice during the school year, once each semester. Terms are two years in length and are renewable. Members are selected based on their interest in and ability to help Wake Forest fulfill its mission.

Activities of the Parents’ Council

Meetings: The Parents’ Council meets twice during the academic year: during Family Weekend in the fall and again during a winter weekend.

First-Year Reach-Out Campaign: Parents’ Council members contact parents of the first-year class in the fall, giving new parents an opportunity to ask questions, voice concerns or provide feedback on their children’s experiences. Council members are asked to contact ten to fifteen families.

Parents’ Campaign of The Wake Forest Fund: Each Parents’ Council member is asked to make an annual contribution to the parents’ campaign of The Wake Forest Fund, Wake Forest’s annual unrestricted giving program. During the 2011-12 campaign, Parents’ Council members contributed over $778,000 of the $2,335,994 total raised in the parents’ campaign.  Overall, 3,021 current and past Wake Forest families supported the parents’ campaign.

During the spring semester, Parents’ Council members contact first-year parents, seeking their support of the parents’ campaign of The Wake Forest Fund.  If you are a parent and wish to make a gift, you may do so at our secure website (please indicate “The Parents’ Campaign” in the Gift Information section).

Parents’ Council Leadership 2013-14

Parents’ Council Chairs:
Susan and Michael Selverian P’13, ’16 - St. Davids, PA

Reach Out Chairs:
Shannan ’87, P ’15, ’17 and Doug Townsend ’88, P ’15, ’17 - Siler City, NC

Parents’ Campaign Chairs:
Joy and Marc Lautenbach P ’14, ’17 – Old Greenwich, CT

Parents’ Council members, 2013-14

list as of September 19, 2013

Pamela and Jim Awad P’13, ’16 – New York, NY

Katherine and Jim Bailey P’16 – Atlantic Beach, NC

Julie and Doug Baker P’14 – Edina, MN

Barbara and John Boatwright P’13, ’15 – Mount Pleasant, SC

Betty P’15 and Dan Boyce ’81, P’15 – Raleigh, NC

Sandy Boyce P’14 – Portola Valley, CA

Anne Marie and Doug Bratton P’14 – Fort Worth, TX

Claire and Peter Bristow P’17 – Columbia, SC

Catherine and Steven Brooks P’17 – Montpelier Station, VA

Robyn and Andy Brown P’17 – Bethesda, MD

John Bryant ’76, JD ’86, P’16 – Raleigh, NC

Elisabeth and Frank Burch P’17 – Crested Butte, CO

Amy Butler P’09, ’11, ’13, ’16 – Austin, TX

Charlotte and Michael Buxton P’15 – Washington, DC

Melissa P’16 and Harry Bynum ’76, P’10, ’16 – Rocky Mount, NC

Susan ’80, P’11, ’14 and Bo Campbell ’80, P ’11, ’14 – Nashville, TN

Donna P ’14, ’17 and Webb Campbell ’81, P’14, ’17 – Nashville, TN

Kathy and Ollie Carr P’16 – Bethesda, MD

Vanessa and Roy Carroll P’14, ’17 – Greensboro, NC

Jean Case P’14 – McLean, VA

Karen and Chuck Chaplin P’16 – Greenwich, CT

Julie and Brett Chapman P’15, ’17 – Thousand Oaks, CA

Tonya Crowe-Chinuntdet (’88, MD ’92, P ’17) – Mooresville, NC

Anne MBA ’78, P’16 and Claude Cody P’16 – Houston, TX

Linda and Cliff Corso P’15 – Mt. Kisco, NY

Evelyn and David Curtis P’11, ’15 – Marietta, GA

DeeDee P ’15 and Ed Dalrymple ’72, P’15 – Charlotte, NC

Brooke and Mark Dean P’15 – Beaufort, SC

Tanja and James Dixon P’15 – Manhasset, NY

Melissa and Craig Donaldson P’14, ’16 – Hobe Sound, FL

Barbara and John Eager P’14 – Chappaqua, NY

Helen ’84, P ’14 and David Feinberg P’14 – Saint Pete Beach, FL

Diane and Mark Flynn P’17 – Menlo Park, CA

Sharon and Rick Fownes P’14, ’16 – Duxbury, MA

Tracey and Scott Gerber P’17 – Pound Ridge, NY

Carolyn and Parker Gilbert P’14, ’16 – Bedford, NY

Cheryl and Stephen Goddard P’16 – Richmond, VA

Jane and Greg Greene P’15 – Dallas, TX

Betsy and Mike Greene P’17 – New Canaan, CT

Louise and Lee Gunderson P’15 – New York, NY

Elizabeth and Sheffield Hale P’14 – Atlanta, GA

Liz and Tom Hale P’16 – Kentfield, CA

Eugenie and Tom Hamilton P’16 – Greenwich, CT

Lynn and Skip Heizer  P’14 – Lake Forest , IL

Ruth E and Frank Holding P’13, ’16 – Raleigh, NC

Julie and Tom Holliday P’16 – New Canaan, CT

Laura Hull Brian Hull P’16 – Manhasset, NY

Jane and Pete Hunsinger P’13, ’17 – New Canaan, CT

Diane and Winston Hutchins P’16 – New York, NY

Kathy and Charlie Izard P’17 – Charlotte, NC

Angela P ’13, ’15 and Bill James ’84, P’13, ’15 – New York, NY

Yamile and Peter Jimenez P’14 – Pinecrest, FL

Holly ’82, P ’14 and David Johnson P’14 – Raleigh, NC

Carol and Richard Kalikow P’17 – New York, NY

Kristen and Mike Kerrigan P ’17 – Dallas, TX

Meg and Stuart Kirkpatrick P’11, ’14 – Southampton, NY

Kate and Peter Klein P’14 – Woodinville, WA

Gwen and Skip Knauff P’11, ’14 – Charlotte, NC

Allison and Ron Kuehn P’17 – Birmingham, AL

Liz and Kurt Langsenkamp P’11, 14 – Hillsboro Beach, FL

Joy and Marc Lautenbach P’14, ’17 – Old Greenwich, CT

Jane and Jeff Lightcap P’17 – Manhasset, NY

Sarah Ellen and Jimmy Love P’14 – Atlanta, GA

Sondi and Bill Mateja P’15 – Dallas, TX

Lisa and Brian McCarthy P’16 – New York, NY

Alisa and Mack McDonald P’15 – Charlotte, NC

Elaine McElhinney P’15 – Cincinnati, OH

Jane and Jay McGraw P’16 – Short Hills, NJ

Sophie and Armour Mellon P’17 – Ligonier, PA

Ann and Michael Mendenhall P’17 – Palo Alto, CT

LeeAnn and Larry Merlo P’16 – East Greenwich, RI

Bowen  ’87, P ’14, ’17 and  John Miller ’87, P’14, ’17 – Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Vicky ’84, P ’15 and Bill Mitchener P’15 – Charlotte, NC

Lili and Ambrose Monell P’15 – Palm Beach, FL

Cindy and David Moross P’17 – New York, NY

Heather and Dan Mosley P’17 – Greenwich, CT

Ann Munger P’13, ’15 – Beaufort, SC

Michelle and Stan Nelson P’15 – Springfield, VA

Susan P ’14 and Steve Nelson ’80, P’14 – Chapel Hill, NC

Sharon and Junius Nottingham P’13, ’15 – Woodbridge, VA

Ann Marie Etergino and Jim Paragamian P’16 – Chevy Chase, MD

Anjni and Hitesh Patel P’11, ’14 – Clearwater, FL

Anna Melissa and Peter Philpott P’16 – Fort Worth, TX

Stacey and Steve Price P’14 – Austin, TX

Caroline and Nelson Puett P’15 – Austin, TX

Nancy and Kevin Race P’16 – New York, NY

Norma and Russ Ramsey P’16 – Great Falls, VA

Karen Tumulty and Paul Richter P’14 – Chevy Chase, MD

Amy and Ray Rivers P’14, ’17 – Greenwich, CT

Beth and Robin Roberts P’14 – McLean, VA

Sally and Tim Roemer P’16 – Great Falls, VA

Elise and Rich Ronzetti P’13 – Garden City, NY

Frances ’84, P ’15 and Steve Rowland P’15 – Westport, CT

Genny and Fred Ryan P’16 – Potomac, MD

Laura and Klaus Said P’17 – Greenwich, CT

Lillianne Houdelot Salaverria and Luis Salaverria P ’17 – Santa Tecla, El Salvador

Pam Schoen P’17 – New York, NY

Liz and Ned Schwing P’15 – Houston, TX

Susan and Mike Selverian P’13, ’16 – St. Davids, PA

Sheryl and Ted Shaker P’11, ’14 – New Canaan, CT

Anne and Alan Shaw P’15 – Cornelius, NC

Mary and Bob Shue P’13, ’17 – Chevy Chase, MD

Sabrina and Greg Smith P’16 – Alexandria, VA

Lisa and Stuart Sternberg P’14 – Rye, NY

Yvonne Stone Tommy Stone P’11, ’14 – Raleigh, NC

Diana and Steve Strandberg P’16 – San Francisco, CA

Loraine and Don Stuart P’16 – Austin, TX

Beth and Jerry Tarde P’16 – Fairfield, CT

Bob Taylor P’16 – New Hope, PA

Ann and Don Terwilliger P’16 – Mendham, NJ

Denise and Sean Thomas P’14 – Village of Lakewood, IL

Cindy ’84, P’08, ’10, 15 Jim Thompson P’08, ’10, ’15 – Memphis, TN

Cornie Thornburgh Dick Thornburgh P’15 – Darien, CT and Palm Beach, FL

Ann and Steve Tighe P’16 – Bronxville, NY

Margaret and John Torell P’15 – Bronxville, NY

Shannan ’87, P’15, ’17 and Doug Townsend ‘88, P’15, ’17 – Siler City, NC

Irene and David Waddill P’14 – Rye, NY

Chris and Dan Ward P’13, ’15 – Potomac, MD

Liz and Todd Warnock P’16 – Winnetka, IL

Leslee and Craig West P’17 – Raleigh, NC

Carol ’82, P’13, ’14 and Dave Weymer ’82, P’13, ’14 – Ellicott City, MD

Kathleen and Terry White P’15 – Metairie, LA

Juliet and Stephen Wiehe P’17 – Raleigh, NC

Joan and Willie Wilkins P’14 – Tustin, CA

Marilyn and Chris Winters P’14, 16 – Houston, TX

Karen and John Wood  P’14 – New Canaan , CT

Linda and Perry Woodside P’16 – Charleston, SC

Deborah and Steve Yurco P’17 – Austin, TX


For further information, please contact:

Minta A. McNally (’74, P ’02, ’06)
Associate Vice President & Executive Director of Parent Programs
Office of University Advancement

Betsy Chapman (’92, MA ’94)
Director of Parent Programs
Office of University Advancement