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September 30, 2016

The Alumni Newsletter of  WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY

Ken Bennett

"I appeal to you to try to restore a more kind and gentle atmosphere to this world of ours," Palmer said.

EDITORS' PICKS

Unforgettable: Arnold Palmer

On Sept. 26 when the BBC broadcast its top stories and included the passing of Arnold Palmer at age 87, it was a reminder of the global gravitas of the legendary golfer and Wake Forester. He was a charismatic champion and gentleman remembered around the world as "The King."

"No alumnus ever has had a bigger impact on the University as an ambassador, role model, benefactor and friend than Arnold Palmer," as President Nathan O. Hatch wrote this week to the Wake Forest community. "Mr. Palmer's charm and genuine care for others transcended his legendary status as one of golf's greatest champions. He lived humbly in his beloved home in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, yet influenced people around the globe. He was a remarkable man who embodied our motto, Pro Humanitate, and we will miss him dearly."

Palmer ('51, LL.D. '70) once spoke about his upbringing to a Wall Street Journal reporter, saying, "Grace mattered — win or lose." Wake Foresters saw how he lived his ideals until the end — and loved him for it. Read their reminiscences here and remember one of the greats.

Best wishes,

Maria Henson

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

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