Move-in memories, new and old
On freshman move-in day Kerry M. King ('85) of Wake Forest Magazine wandered through a maze of boxes, suitcases and racks of clothes in search of legacies. Did he ever find them!
Here were first-year students with at least one parent who graduated from Wake Forest. Sue Rheaume Leadem ('86) of Charleston, South Carolina, described the "magical experience" of her undergraduate years as she and husband, Rich ('86), moved their daughter, Madeline, into a room on South Campus. Crystal Leonhardt Sellers ('89) of Charlotte settled her son, Will, into Johnson Residence Hall, which prompted her recollection of the tunnel that once connected Bostwick and Johnson. Those of a certain age will remember that the tunnel led to the laundry room, aka "Vegas," home to infamous vending machines that served as first stop on the road to the freshman 15.
As one parent put it on this joyous day, new students were arriving "to experience what mom's told him about." Read more about the big moment for the Class of 2018 and alumni parents.
Welcome #WFU18, and Go Deacs!
Maria Henson ('82)
Associate Vice President and Editor-at-Large