Happy Halloween to all our Deac families. We hope your students were able to participate in Project Pumpkin (if not as a volunteer, at least as a witness to the joy and excitement it brings the children who attend it!) We have another huge event coming up on Friday, and like the big tent for the kickoff of Wake Will, this one will only happen once so it is not to be missed. It’s the Grand Opening of Farrell Hall.
There will be events from 11am-4 pm on Friday, November 1st. The full schedule of events is online. Whether your student is a business major or a music major or a philosophy major, he/she should attend.
This great building is a resource for the entire university. The great Living Room on the ground floor of Farrell is packed with students – business and non-business alike – who are using the space to study and meet and hang out. Farrell also has a new food option on campus, Einstein’s Bagels, which is also vastly used by students. And the Brockway University Recruiting Center, which has been named by former WFU parents, Trustee Peter and Susan Brockway (P ’09), is there for students of all majors who are doing on campus interviews and other recruiting activities.
The Grand Opening of Farrell has a very impressive speaker lineup (see below). This is an opportunity for your students to hear from Wake Forest alumni and parents who are captains of industry and journalistic giants. It is also a chance to honor the memory of Mike Farrell, who with his wife Mary helped kickstart this project and make it a reality.
Friday, November 1 – 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Moderator; Al Hunt (’65, D.Litt. ’91), columnist for Bloomberg View
and host of “Political Capital”
with Special Guests & Alumni Panel;
“The Noble Profession of Business”
Charlie Ergen (MBA ’76), Co-Founder & Chairman, DISH Network Corporation and EchoStar Corporation
David Farr (’77, P’07), Chairman and CEO, Emerson
Eric Wiseman (’77, MBA ’88, P ’07), Chairman, President and CEO, VF Corporation
“The Legacy of Mike Farrell (P’10, LLD’13)”
Mary Farrell (P’10), University Trustee
Wellington Denahan, Chairman and CEO, Annaly Capital Management, Inc.