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February 26, 2016

The Alumni Newsletter of  WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY

Lauren Martinez Olinger ('13), Red Cardinal Studio

Brad Shugoll ('13) surprised Mary Alyce McCullough ('13) with a proposal at Deacs in Love.

EDITORS' PICKS

From WFU, with love

Imagine the Mag Room, once upon a time dubbed "the sandwich factory," as the setting for tearful, heart-pounding romance. Thanks to a Feb. 6 event, I can attest it will forevermore be known as a romantic dining destination. Seventy-seven couples gathered there for a champagne brunch called Deacs in Love. These couples met and fell in love during their years at Wake Forest or after graduation. They married, and carry with them their courtship stories, including ones set in the Pit or in Reynolda Gardens.

Deacs in Love had it all: a reading by Provost Emeritus Ed Wilson ('43) of Shakespeare's sonnets, a serenade by Chi Rho and -- "Bull's-eye, Cupid!" -- a surprise proposal by a 2013 alumnus. He dropped to one knee to pop the question, and the crowd of lovebirds in the room burst into applause. (She said 'yes.') You'll want to read more about these Deacon valentines and their love stories over the decades.

Heartfully yours,

Maria Henson

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

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