The ranks are thinning. You can see it in the parking lots and in the [relatively fewer] numbers of students walking across campus. It’s fun to see students as they are departing, when you catch a hug with a roommate or friend or a kiss goodbye. They all look ready to go home, and they are. I hate to say it, but my prediction is many of our students will be home a relatively short time and will start missing Wake. That might feel bad to you as a parent, but try to think of it as a good thing: they miss their friends and like being a Deac.
As the holidays approach, some of us are still trying to figure out what to buy people (guilty here!) Some of you who are alumni parents might have seen our Pro Humanitate jewelry when you were here for Homecoming. The Alumni office was selling sterling silver bracelets and necklaces. The cool part of this story is that the jewelry items are handmade by women in the small, remote village of Suduji, Bali, providing economic sustainability for their families. Pro Humanitate at work!
My friends in Alumni have told me we have a small amount of inventory remaining, so if you are looking for a gift for your Deac or yourself – this would be a great way to participate in Black and Gold Fridays!! – you can email firstname.lastname@example.org to order. The prices are listed below and you can send us a check made out to WFU. The address is: Wake Forest University Alumni Office, P O Box 7227, Winston-Salem, NC 27109-7227.
Men’s black bracelet $53
Quantities are limited, so this is first-come, first-served.
If your Deacs are still on campus, we wish them luck as they power through the end of exams.— by Betsy Chapman