Sad news

We received the sad news last night that one of our WFU law students has passed away: “Ozioma (Ozi) Obi-Onuoha, a first-year law student from Raleigh, N.C., has died. We extend our heartfelt condolences to their family, fellow law students, faculty and staff who knew them. Ozi was a 2016 graduate of Princeton, where they were a social justice advocate and played on the women’s rugby team. At Wake Forest, they were a member of the Black Law Student Association.” Read the full message that went to campus here.

As you may know, students’ medical information is HIPAA protected, and FERPA guards academic records and other information so it cannot be shared by the university without their permission. Please know that if there were a medical situation or safety risk that could impact other students, we would communicate this and work swiftly with well-established protocols. I hope you will join me in offering your thoughts and prayers to Ozi’s family and friends. So very sad for their loss.

It feels strange to continue writing after such awful news, but there are still some things to pass on re: other topics. This next item might be helpful for students who are looking for a couple more credits, and/or who have family businesses. It’s a course on Family Company success. Would imagine it would be most appropriate for rising sophomores-seniors; they can register via WIN. Details below:

ENT 305 — Family Company Success (1.5h) ** First part of semester
Roy Richards, Drew Hancock
CRN # 96128 Wednesday 1:00 – 3:30 pm  Tribble A205

Conventional business curriculum has little instruction for the unique challenges of family ownership. In this course, we will explore the unique nature of family firms. We will talk about their strengths and challenges, and the typical steps that people take to assure good governance and long-term sustainability. This elective will prepare those who foresee themselves in either ownership or leadership positions in family-controlled firms and private companies. Note: You do NOT have to have a family-run business to take this course! The principles taught will apply to many other business situations.

In sports news,

The Wake Forest Men’s Tennis team takes on Oklahoma in the NCAA Super Regional this Friday, May 10, with first serve scheduled for 4 p.m. The match will be held at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex. Tickets can be purchased HERE, by calling the Wake Forest Ticket Office at 1-888-758-DEAC or in person the day of the event. Come early and join fellow Deacs at a pre-match tailgate in the Gold Lot starting at 2:30 p.m. Tailgate location will be on the far east side of the Gold lot; look for black & gold balloons. Drinks and light food will be available while supplies last.

If your Deacs are still here for finals (or if you are in town for move-out), consider supporting our tennis Deacs!

— by Betsy Chapman ’92, MA ’94

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