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August 28, 2015

The Alumni Newsletter of  WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY

Ken Bennett

President Nathan O. Hatch spent some time meeting new students in the ball pit during move-in day.

EDITORS' PICKS

Ring the carillon. It's that time again!

The Class of 2019 arrived last week, 1,291 strong and hailing from 43 states and 18 countries. It's a happy time to welcome all of the first-year and returning students. As is our habit, we keep an eye out for legacy Demon Deacons. Do we ever have some to welcome this year!

Among them is Jack Runge of Greenville, South Carolina, who, despite perhaps a bit of familial pressure, had his own reasons for coming to Wake Forest. He based his decision on the reception he got when visiting physics and math professors. As a Reynolds Scholar in the new class, he will be heralded for his academic leadership. But he also deserves a tip of the Deacon hat for carrying on a magnificent legacy that began in the 1880s when his ancestor, William Sidney Olive, enrolled on the Old Campus. Since the time when Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell and Clara Barton were making history, Runge's family tree has boasted 35 Wake Foresters. We welcome Jack, other children of alumni and all of the students who call our community home. Read more about legacy Deacs here.

Best wishes,

Maria Henson

Maria Henson ('82)
Associate Vice President and Editor-at-Large
magazine.wfu.edu

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