Message from Ron Wellman


Dear Deacon Club Members, The new school year is upon us and I couldn’t be more excited about getting it started.  There are so many good things happening in our department and throughout our university that cause me to anticipate a great 2013-14.  I can’t wait to embark! When our Board of Trustees met in lateRead more »

2012-2013 Deacon Club Year in Review


Dear Deacon Club members, As we look forward to the start of the upcoming fall season with the excitement of football and our Olympic sports, I wanted to take a moment to look back and review some of the findings from our annual year-end review from our 2012-2013 fiscal year. More detail on each ofRead more »

Baseball First Pitch Dinner Recap & Photos


Wake Forest baseball supporters and Deacon Club members gathered for a celebration of baseball and presentation from special guest Cal Ripken, Jr. on Thursday, February 28 in the Snead Room at Bridger Field House. Presented by David Couch and the Blue Ridge Companies, Inc., the event was a great success with over 300 in attendanceRead more »

Message from Ron Wellman


As we are in the midst of the winter sports and the spring sports are all opening their seasons, the following are some of my random thoughts: Men’s basketball is showing promise with good victories over NCSU, Xavier and Virginia.  The trademark of the team is their hard play.  They continue to improve as a resultRead more »

Women’s Basketball Play4Kay Event


Wake Forest Fans and Alumni, Please join Wake Forest Women’s Basketball and the Kay Yow Cancer Fund and its supporters as we make a difference in the fight against women’s cancers through the 2013 Play4Kay initiative. Play4Kay is an opportunity for a nation of coaches to raise breast cancer awareness and funds for research onRead more »

Summer Camps Information


Summer will be here before we know it, and many parents may be already trying to make summer plans for their children. Don’t forget that Wake Forest offers a wide array of Sports Camps for children of all ages. For information on Summer 2013 Sports Camps at Wake Forest University, please visit Enrollment in allRead more »

Jim Dunn Event Recap


Deacon Club members gathered for a special presentation on the University endowment given by Jim Dunn, Wake Forest Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, before the January 9 Men’s Basketball game vs. Virginia.  Dunn used basketball metaphors to explain how the Wake Forest endowment is managed to attendees in a “chalk talk” atmosphere in DeaconRead more »

A Commitment to Community


On March 2, 2013 Wake Forest will retire the #3 jersey of Chris Paul.  It will be a celebration for Chris, the Paul Family, West Forsyth High School, Wake Forest University and the Triad Community.  Chris’s efforts to attend the ceremony and willingness to commit time to events surrounding the ceremony speak volumes to theRead more »

Message from Ron Wellman


Every January (and even prior to January), our fans begin asking about the football schedule for next year. Normally the schedule is completed by the ACC in late January or early February. This year the schedule may be delayed a bit due to the unusual circumstances that have impacted the process. For instance, there areRead more »

Message from Ron Wellman


Dear Deacon Club Members,   Last month I wrote this column from the ACC Meetings and told you that I would summarize those meetings in my next correspondence with you. That summary about the future athletic schedules is contained in this month’s Gold Rush.   One of the earmarks of an excellent athletic program isRead more »

Saving Lives through Stewardship


The 2013 Deacon Club stewardship brunch was an event that put many things in perspective for me. We were treated with testimonials that illustrated how scholarships provided to deserving student-athletes are not only serving to educate young minds, develop leaders of tomorrow, train world-class athletes and win championships, but most importantly, save lives. “Wake ForestRead more »