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SMILE: A woman spots the two girls next to her on the video board via the “SmileCam” during Wake Forest’s game in January against North Carolina. (Photo by Donnie Roberts)
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// 6 FINDING HIS WAY Junior guard Codi Miller-McIntyre learns that by playing hard, everything else will take care of itself.
// 10 CONTINUING THE LEGACY Former assistant coach Bobby Muuss returns from the University of Denver to take over the Deacons’ men’s soccer program after the departure of longtime head coach Jay Vidovich.
// 14 HELPING PEOPLE Jordan Garside of the Wake Forest football team is recognized for his charitable nature. ON THE COVER Codi Miller-McIntyre is producing solid numbers in several areas from the WFU backcourt. (Photo by Donnie Roberts)
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Passage Of Full Cost Of Attendance Comes With High Price Tag
RON WELLMAN DIRECTOR O F AT H L E T I C S
The much-anticipated NCAA Convention, which was held in mid-January, produced the results that most athletic directors and observers predicted. It was a historic convention with the highly resourced conferences (ACC, Big 10, Big 12, SEC and PAC 12 — all commonly referred to as the “Power 5”) — having the autonomy to adopt legislation unilaterally and 15 student-athletes, three from each of the highly resourced conferences, were given the opportunity to vote on the legislative proposals. There weren’t any real surprises with the legislation that was passed. The primary legislative proposal — the full cost of attendance — passed 79-1. The full cost of attendance legislation that passed now allows a full athletic scholarship to also include other living expenses (e.g., travel costs to and from school) in addition to the traditional tuition, room and board, books and fees. Each university determines the incremental “other costs” beyond the former definition of a full scholarship to decide the full cost of attendance. Every university must publish its full cost of attendance, which is applicable to all students, to abide by federal regulations. Wake Forest is in the process of calculating the full cost of attendance along with the details of implementing this legislation. The challenge with the adopted full cost of attendance legislation is the variance in the incremental costs among schools. There are schools with incremental costs as low as $1,200 and others as high as $5,500. In the recruitment of prospects, the schools with higher incremental costs will undoubtedly be in a more favorable position than schools at the lower end of the spectrum. A school with more than a $4,000 annual gap will certainly have the recruiting advantage. No matter what the incremental cost at Wake Forest is determined to be, it will be more important than ever for our coaches and staff to continue to emphasize the overall benefits of a Wake Forest degree and not allow a possible difference in the incremental costs to be a significant factor in a decision that will affect the prospect throughout his or her life. Other important legislation that passed includes the establishment of a Concussion Safety Protocol Committee and a requirement that schools review and submit their concussion
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procedures and protocol annually. This legislation will have little to no effect on our program as we already have the procedures established in our department. Finally, legislation was approved that will protect student-athletes from losing or having their scholarship decreased based on athletic performance. Again, this will not affect our program as we have not decreased scholarships based on student-athletes’ athletic performance. However, we have decreased or cancelled athletic aid for academic or behavioral reasons which will still be possible with the new rule. Although the passage of the full cost of attendance is certainly the right thing to do, it comes with a high price tag to our program, as the incremental cost for us will be in excess of $500,000. In addition, the recent ruling in the O’Bannon case mandates that a $5,000 annual trust fund be established for each football and basketball player that they can claim upon graduation. Of course, it would be difficult to create such a trust fund only for football and basketball players and abide by Title IX regulations. Therefore, the total impact to our program could be in excess of $1.1 million to establish trust funds for all athletes. The NCAA is appealing this ruling, and we anticipate the appeal will be ruled upon sometime this summer. The total financial impact of the full cost of attendance legislation and the establishment of trust funds for every athlete will be significant to our department. If we truly expect to contend for ACC Championships and national recognition, which we do, we simply must find a way to compete for prospects who will carry us to those heights competitively. As with most organizations, the annual budgeting process can be challenging especially when there are such significant increases in areas that we do not control. However, I am totally confident that our coaches and staff will meet this challenge and continue to represent our university in a manner that we all desire. As always, I look forward to seeing you at our games! Go Deacs!
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Business JUNIOR CODI MILLER-MCINTYRE FINDS INSPIRATION TO BE THE RIGHT FIT AS HE AND DEACONS MAKE STRIDES WITH NEW COACH AND NEW SYSTEM By Sam Walker
f you have a chance to talk one-on-one, or perhaps follow Codi Miller-McIntyre on social media, he reveals himself to be quite introspective. The scenario for Miller-McIntyre entering this season was simple but challenging. He’s a returning junior starter on a Wake Forest team that has a new coach, new system, and his role, at least to start the transition was, for him, opaque. He has waxed eloquently on his posts about how his time is fleeting. Almost three years into his college basketball career and working with his second head coach, Miller-McIntyre should be an impact player at Wake Forest, improved, and steadier than ever before. But about two-thirds of the way through the non-conference schedule, he was uncertain of the big picture and uncertain of how he fit. Photos by Donnie Roberts
“At first it was kind of difficult because of the new coaching staff, and we had to get used to their personalities and how they speak to you and get their point across,” Miller-McIntyre said. “We picked up on that early, and we had to be mature enough to get that and then teach our freshmen.” When Danny Manning was hired as the new head basketball coach at Wake Forest in April 2014, there was both the anticipation of the possibilities (a man who not only excelled as a player at Kansas with a national championship, the 1988 Naismith National Player of the Year award, the first overall pick in the NBA draft and a 15-year career in the NBA) and the anxiousness of not knowing what would be expected, what Wake Forest basketball would become. The unknown can be unnerving, and Miller-McIntyre knew he didn’t have the luxury of time to figure it all out. Of course, he wanted to succeed, but as the season unfolded, MillerMcIntyre was somewhat unsure of how his game fit into the team’s plans for the season. So, he went straight to his new head coach to get answers and clarity. Miller-McIntyre got the answers for which he was looking – in writing from Coach Manning. He carries that hand-written reply with him, usually in his wallet. The words “play hard” penned from his well-decorated coach serve as a reminder of who he is, where he fits and what he needs to do. The brevity of the reply speaks volumes, but it all makes sense to him now. There hasn’t been any hesitation from him leading a team that is getting better, tougher and more competitive as the year is progressing. “Codi can have an impact on a game in so many different ways, and that’s what we want him to have,” Manning said. “He can score the ball, but he can also guard, he can rebound the ball, distribute the ball. His energy level can really lift up the team. That’s what I want from him every game. That’s what I want him to be every game. I don’t care about scoring the ball. I don’t care about shooting the ball. I just want him to bring that presence every game.” Since he received “the note,” Miller-McIntyre has been more at ease with his role as both player and leader, and his demeanor is outwardly self-assured. “Yes, I still carry that note from Coach Manning with me and probably will keep it past my playing days at Wake Forest,” he said.
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“Sometimes I get caught up with things in my mind and have all these scenarios that go piece by piece with what I have to do. If I just play hard, everything else will take care of itself. It means getting rebounds, pushing the ball every chance I get. So if I do that, the points, the rebounds, the assists will all fall into place. It (the note) definitely does help.” Manning has a history with notes. “It (the written reply) was just something that I felt was the best way to do it in the moment,” Manning said. “I’ve gotten notes from coaches before. I don’t know if I kept them as long as he has, but (for Miller-McIntyre) it seems to be working out.” Miller-McIntyre has played 30 or more minutes 13 times this season (through the Jan. 21 game against UNC), but since the Deacons started ACC play on Dec. 6, he has been a more complete player, providing rebounds, assists, steals, as well as points. He’s scored in doubledigits in 13 games this season, has had more than five rebounds in 13 games and has produced 76 assists over 19 games to lead the team. He’s become more than just a driving scorer but a player that makes his teammates better as well — a multi-dimensional threat. He led the Deacons with 20 points, six rebounds, six assists and a steal against North Carolina, and hit his season high at Syracuse a game earlier with 24 points, six assists, six rebounds, two blocks and a steal. Entering the game against UNC, Miller-McIntyre was among league leaders in scoring, rebounding, assists and field goal percentage. “I call Codi ‘Mr. Do-It-All’ because he can play defense, rebound, shoot jumpers, and you can leave him in the whole game, and he won’t get tired,” said freshman forward Cornelius Hudson. “He’s the captain of the team. We feed off him, and he can go 40 minutes like that. Once he turns that switch on, you can’t stop him. So I tell him, ‘don’t ever turn that switch off, be you, and play hard.’ I’ve seen him do some crazy stuff, and there’s more coming up.” Miller-McIntyre knows taking the ball to the basket can set up his teammates for open jump shots. “When that happens, it draws everybody in, and freshmen Crab (Cornelius Hudson), Dinos (Mitoglou), Mitch (Mitchell Wilbekin) and Rondell (Watson) can shoot the ball really well,” he said. “Any driver wants to be surrounded by a lot of shooters who are knocking down shots because it makes it easier to get to the basket. Our defense is starting to gel, and we’re starting to get a better understanding of the kind of defense coach wants us to play, and that’s starting to fuel our offense. “I guess one thing I realize is once I get a rebound it gives everybody a chance to run, and I take off as soon as I get the ball, and it opens up the court a lot more. Coach Manning told me before the year started that he wanted me to attack the boards, get the rebounds instead
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Codi MillerMcIntyre YEAR: Junior POSITION: Guard HOMETOWN: Concord, N.C. TOP ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENTS: Ranked among the league leaders in scoring, assists, field goal percentage and assist/turnover ratio; scored a career-high 26 points twice last season; led the team in scoring and assists, becoming the first Demon Deacon to accomplish the feat since Jeff Teague in 2008-09; hit the game-winning layup with four seconds remaining to finish with 20 points on 7-of-11 shooting in the 70-69 win over NC State in January 2014.
of just waiting on somebody else to get me the ball. And it doesn’t bother me going down there with the bigs, so I like to rebound.” Miller-McIntyre realizes the early part of the 2014-15 season has been an adjustment for everybody. The make-up of the team has changed, and learning to play with new teammates in a new system and playing the game without thinking every step through but with flow has been challenging. But it’s a work in progress. The team is learning, growing, challenging top-ranked teams and, at times, pushing them to their limits. There’s no question learning to win — getting over that hump — is key because no matter how well the team plays in stretches, Coach Manning isn’t satisfied until the result is a win. But there exists a different team demeanor, and it’s gritty and determined. Miller-McIntyre realizes that at some point his team can’t just be competitive against the best in the nation but must finish off the win. “I think the nonconference schedule has given us a chance to learn and understand how coach wants us to play,” Miller-McIntyre said. “I’m glad we played teams like Louisville and Duke early in the conference season because that gives us a chance to look at mistakes we make, and obviously we’re all going to make mistakes. The way our system plays, you just have to be aggressive. Offensively we have to be smart with the ball, and if we take care of the defensive side, it’s almost like the rest is just go out and play. If we play defense, everything else will fall into place.”
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THE NEW FACE OF SOCCER FORMER ASSISTANT BOBBY MUUSS RETURNS TO TAKE OVER MEN’S SOCCER PROGRAM By Jay Reddick
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he legacy of Wake Forest soccer is a precious thing. Only three head coaches had been entrusted with keeping it alive over the past 35 years: George Kennedy (1980-85), Walt Chyzowych (1986-1994) and Jay Vidovich (1994-2014).
In January, Bobby Muuss, the head coach at the University of Denver, was given the Deaconsâ€™ mantle to carry into the coming season and beyond. Muuss, who was an assistant coach under Vidovich from 2001-06, takes the legacy seriously. FEBRUARY/MARCH 2015
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“The opportunity to come back to a place that I care so much about was too good to pass up,” Muuss said. “I invested wholeheartedly in Wake Forest when I first came here, and my life was changed forever. It’s just a unique place.” Muuss graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1999. After a short stint as a volunteer assistant with the Huskies, he was snapped up by Vidovich to be an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. The Deacs made all six NCAA tournaments during his tenure and ranked among the top 20 recruiting classes nationally each year. The season after he departed, in 2007, many of his signees were a part of the Deacs’ first College Cup championship. Muuss enjoyed plenty of success at Denver as well, earning two conference titles and the Summit League Coach of the Year award in 2013. Vidovich left the Deacons to join the Portland Timbers organization in Major League Soccer, where he will be an MLS assistant and also serve as head coach of T2, the team’s affiliate in USL PRO. When he announced his departure, Muuss was the first name on many observers’ minds. “I’ll always be grateful for the chance Jay gave me 14 years ago – taking a chance on a kid from UConn who was a little rough around the edges,” Muuss said. “It’s a challenge to follow him. It’s very important that a lot of Jay continues in this program, that we follow and respect the traditions, because obviously they worked.
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But if I’m going to be successful, in the end I have to be myself.” From the time Muuss (pronounced m-YOO-ss) heard Vidovich was leaving, the hiring process was a quick one. “When it’s going on, you always want it to go faster because you’re so anxious,” Muuss said. “Then when it’s over, you wish it had slowed down a little. I had an interview on a Wednesday and accepted the job, then flew out that Friday and met with the team and off we go. It was a whirlwind – an excited, anxious whirlwind that hasn’t stopped.” When he came back onto campus, Muuss remembered why he loved it in the first place – and also appreciated some of the most recent improvements. “There are two Starbucks – two Starbucks!” he said with a laugh. “I wouldn’t have left in the first place if there had been two Starbucks.” Two Starbucks could be part of his pitch for potential recruits, but Muuss knows he has much better attributes on which to sell Wake Forest. “I’ve been telling people that Wake Forest is an easy place to believe in and be passionate about,” Muuss said. “Being there is a blessing, for them and for me. I tell them when they first get there that it’s unique – either you’ll love it or it’s not for you.” It’s obvious Muuss has the love to keep the Deacons’ legacy safe.
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Driven by Giving Jordan Garside recognized for his volunteer spirit By Jay Reddick
ollege athletes often don’t have a lot of time on their hands.
In season, there’s 20 hours a week of practice and competition, plus travel. Add in class and study time and, oh yeah, eating and sleeping, and many athletes use the remaining hours to relax, watch some TV or play some games. Jordan Garside doesn’t take all of that time for himself – he gives it to others. Garside, a fullback who just finished his active career as a Deacon player, was nominated for two major community-service awards as part of the Premier Player of College Football charitable awards dinner, held in Tampa on Dec. 10. Garside, a Jacksonville, Fla., native, was up for the Lee Roy Selmon Spirit Award and the Freddie Solomon Spirit Award. He explains his charitable nature simply. “There’s a joy with serving people. You can make a difference in a life, whether big or small,” Garside said.
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Garside’s most recent endeavor has been with Santa’s Helpers, which delivers presents to needy families in the Winston-Salem area. He has been deeply involved with that during the last two holiday seasons, and is now on the executive board of the nonprofit. “I’ve been Santa for two years,” Garside said. “To see the reaction of the kids in that moment when you open presents really brings it home: You can help other people.” He has also participated in Eat with the Deacs, served as a reader at Sedge Garden Elementary School, served as an orientation mentor on campus and volunteered with Operation Christmas Child, Habitat for Humanity and others. His time spent as a volunteer at Brenner Children’s Hospital had a major effect on him. “I was at the children’s ward, seeing the smiles on kids’ faces while I played with them,” Garside said. “I’d see the parents and help them with anything.
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Garside’s favorite sport as a youngster was soccer, and he was an All-City player during his senior year. He also placed in the state in weightlifting. But he went out for football at the Bolles School in junior high and soon realized that would be his best sport. He played all over the field in those high school days, seeing time at tight end, running back and fullback, among many others. The giving spirit also extended all the way back to high school, when he volunteered at homeless shelters and was heavily involved in Fellowship of Christian Athletes projects. “My parents were very giving people,” Garside said. “It was easy for me, growing up, to see how generous they were. The main catalyst for it was my faith, making an impact for Christ.” Garside said Athletes in Action, a faith-based organization that uses sports to spread the word of God, was a catalyst for him to do even more volunteer work at WFU. “Some friends on the football team pulled me along to a meeting during my first semester here, and since then I’ve been very active in that ministry. I have the privilege of calling it home.” During his final season on the gridiron, Garside showed off his versatility, just as he had in high school. Along with fullback, Garside got most of his snaps as a reserve running back, worked out at tight end and played often on special teams. He was disappointed with the team’s final 3-9 record, but took the year as a chance to learn.
Those interactions, those moments meant the world to me.”
“It was a growing experience for myself and for Wake Forest football as a whole, with the coaching change,” Garside said. “We had high points and low points, and those teach you about life. For me personally, the changes helped me to push myself and grow as a player and a person.”
Garside said much of his personality came from his home life growing up in Jacksonville. He was the youngest of three kids, all college athletes (Troy played football at Georgia Tech from 2005-08; Jamie played women’s soccer at Florida from 2002-05). They were competitive as all siblings are, but Jordan really looked up to his brother and sister.
Garside graduated in May with a double major in religion and economics, and has spent this year in a graduate program. He’s hopeful of going to law school after that, either right away or down the line.
“My sister set a great example for all of us with her work ethic,” Garside said. “Then my brother came along, walked on at Georgia Tech and earned a scholarship. Those examples were pivotal.”
There aren’t many people more suited for that job.
“I might want to work in public service in some capacity, to help people,” Garside said.
jordan garside BIRTHDATE: Feb. 16, 1992 HOMETOWN: Born in San Antonio; raised in Jacksonville, Fla. POSITION: Fullback CLASS: Graduated senior MAJOR: Religion/economics FAVORITE CLASS: “Probably my thesis class for Econ. I analyzed economic approaches to religion.” FAVORITE FOOD: “Anything my Mom cooks.” FAVORITE BOOK: “I’m a very big C.S. Lewis fan. I’ll read one of his books at least once a year.” FAVORITE SPORTS MOVIE: “When the Game Stands Tall” FAVORITE ATHLETE: Zach Thomas. “He was never the biggest, and he was always more of an underdog. He did his best and left everything out there. My dad and I cheered for him with the Dolphins.” IF YOU COULD HAVE DINNER WITH ANY ONE PERSON, LIVING OR DEAD, WHO WOULD IT BE? “My first reaction is Jesus. Whether you are a Christian or not, he’s the most influential man who ever lived. But also Winston Churchill, so I could learn about the situations during World War II and how he handled himself.” FAVORITE WFU MOMENT: “I’ll always love the Florida State game my redshirt freshman year (a 35-30 victory in 2011). But my favorite moment was in our last game at Duke this year. With about 2:30 left, we had just given up the ball and I was walking off to the sideline. I see (fellow senior) Antonio Ford, and he just looked at me and gave me a hug. He can pretty much engulf me. Tears in his eyes, which made me tear up, too. He said, ‘I love you, man. Thanks for everything.’ I will always remember and cherish that moment.”
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Seeing is Believing
S TA N COTTEN VOICE OF THE DEMON DEACONS
It wasn’t long after Danny Manning was hired as the men’s head basketball coach that I began to get warnings from C-USA broadcasters. They said that if I was located next to the bench, the exact location we actually have at most road venues, I was going to miss a lot of the game. They were right. I have. I find myself many times bobbing and weaving like a prizefighter trying to see around the largest man to ever patrol the Demon Deacon sidelines. Now, I know I’m not going to get much sympathy from fans, especially those who sit in Section Upper, Row Z. The fact that I have one of the best seats in the house isn’t lost on me. It’s usually not a problem at home since Dinger and I are three tables down from the bench, almost to half court. But on the road it sometimes has been difficult to see that which I am paid to describe. So far, Wake’s last second win at Richmond is the best example of my new dilemma. As the seconds ticked away with Codi Miller-McIntyre sprinting up court in a 63-63 tie, all of us were poised for “one of those moments.” Well, we got one. And I basically didn’t see it. Manning! As Miller-McIntyre moved up court from my right to left and moved past me, Coach Manning came from my left and moved just in front of me. As the shot left Codi’s hand, I could mostly see him and the shot because the defense had forced him a bit to the inside, or to his right, as he faced the goal. As the ball flew toward the rim, I could sense that it might be short. When the ball came down I was basically looking right between Manning’s shoulder blades. I looked “through him” and saw some arms and hands extended at the rim but had no idea at least one of the hands belonged to Devin Thomas, who coaxed the ball over the rim just before the buzzer. I saw the ball go in, but that’s about it. Dave Odom was my partner that day, filling in for the Dinger, who was on the mend after shoulder replacement surgery. He
was a few feet to my right and had been able to see that it had been Thomas who saved the day. And our Winston-Salem studio host, Phil Brame, was watching the game on television and was telling me in my ear that it indeed had been Thomas with the game winner. I would have to take their word for it. For one of the most exciting plays and finishes of the season, I had the worst seat in the house. The wild finish at the Carrier Dome against Syracuse would be similar. A half-court heave at the horn that would have forced a second overtime almost went in. I had to half stand and lean to the left just to get a glimpse. Manning! This is my 35th season calling college basketball. But it’s my first dealing with a near 7-foot coach roaming the sideline right in front of me. It’s a workplace hazard I’m going to have to adjust to. And I gladly will. Everywhere I go I’m asked the same question: “What’s it like working with Danny Manning?” After the finishes at Richmond and Syracuse, my answer now at least begins the same way: “He’s really tall.” And the rest of the answer is also beginning to take shape. I’ll be shocked if Danny Manning doesn’t get Wake Forest basketball back to where it belongs and needs to be. How long that takes remains to be seen. Already his first team has taken league powers Louisville, Duke and Syracuse to the wire and could have easily beaten all three. As I write this, the conference season is about at its halfway point – who knows what will happen between now and season’s end. Manning and his staff have recruited well, and now some of the country’s most sought after younger players are listing Wake Forest on their pared down list of schools that they are considering. Simply stated…I have faith in Danny Manning. After all, as the saying goes: “Seeing is believing.”
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Q&A with Tina Fullard, Director of Marketing The Graylyn Estate What makes Graylyn different than other hotels? Graylyn is a boutique estate hotel as well as a conference center servicing leisure guests, overnight meetings and special events, to grand weddings and galas. Each of its 86 guestrooms is uniquely different. Meeting spaces are filled with natural light and each dining room tells a Gray family story. In addition, many are unaware that Graylyn is owned and operated by Wake Forest University with the primary mission of funding student scholarships. When holding a meeting, having a dinner or referring an out of town guest to stay at Graylyn, you are supporting this mission and Wake Forest University . We’ve heard that Graylyn is now “open to the public” has this not always been the case? While we once only serviced Wake Forest University and its affiliates we are now operating more as a “traditional boutique hotel”. We are so excited to open Graylyn’s doors and share its amazing story and history with all of Winston-Salem.
How many meeting spaces are there on property and what are their capacities. Graylyn has 15 meeting rooms and breakout spaces accommodating groups up to 144. From a 10 person boardroom style to large theatre sets we have a variety of spaces and options. Meeting space along with meals, break service and audio visual are included in our meeting packages, which really simplifies the planning process and allows for all inclusive affordable pricing. Do you have any upcoming events or news you’d like to share? Graylyn always has so much going on. There are several promotions currently available for winter meeting packages. Whether just for the day or a multi-day meeting with overnight guestrooms needs. For leisure guests Valentine’s Day packages are a deal you won’t want to miss! Signing up for our newsletter will ensure you hear about these offers before they sell out!
INSIDE THE DEACON CLUB
Donors Increase Giving To Help Offset Rising Costs As you may remember, we announced last fall that the Deacon Club had raised giving levels for the 2014-15 giving year, the first increase since 2005. Although the 110% Campaign and other recent initiatives have helped increase support for the Annual Fund, we have been unable to keep pace with rising scholarship costs. So after careful consideration, the Deacon Club Board of Directors approved this change, which is intended to help close the widening gap that exists between funds raised through the Annual Fund and endowment payout and total scholarship costs that must be paid each year by the athletic department.
BA R RY FA I R C L O T H A S S O C I AT E AT H L E T I C DIRECTOR, DEVELOPMENT & SALES
In an effort to ease the transition for our members, we made the new giving level increase voluntary for the 2014-15 year, so members are not required to give at the new level until the 2015-16 year. Unfortunately, scholarship costs are not voluntary and they continue to rise, so we have been encouraging our members to help us by giving at the increased level this year. With the recent passing of NCAA legislation that allows schools to provide the full cost of attendance for student-athletes, the adoption of the increased giving levels has become even more crucial to the success of our department. This provision covers incremental costs such as transportation, clothing and other expenses that are not covered by a full grant-in-aid but are expenses that are typically incurred by a college student. Though the impact of this legislation is still being calculated, it will have an immediate impact on our scholarship budget, likely in excess of $500,000.
ABC Technologies, Winston-Salem, NC Blake and Elizabeth Absher, Greensboro, NC Ernie W. Accorsi, Jr., New York, NY Alfred G. Adams, Winston-Salem, NC Patricia L. Adams, Winston-Salem, NC Susanna Adams, Virginia Beach, VA Michael L. Aiken, Greensboro, NC Dr. R. M. Alexander, Rock Hill, SC Al Alexander, Winston-Salem, NC Kara and Andrew Allen, Atlanta, GA Ben Allen, Dahlonega, GA Dr. Elms L. Allen, Winston-Salem, NC Greg Allushuski, Napoleon, MI Alphagraphics, Winston-Salem, NC Mike and Danielle Altieri, Charlotte, NC C. Wallace Aman, Jr., Roanoke Rapids, NC Larry R. Ammons, Waynesville, NC William Wade Ammons, Pfafftown, NC David W. Ammons, Raleigh, NC Mark C. Anderson Jacky and Kippy Anderson, Independence, VA Runo C. Anderson, Jr., Atlanta, GA James P. Anglin, Longwood, FL Drew Annas, Alpharetta, GA Brant and Betsy Armentrout, WinstonSalem, NC James W. and Johnne Armentrout, Winston-Salem, NC Frank Armstrong, Melbourne, FL James and Tobie Arnold, Mocksville, NC Margaret T. Arrington, WinstonSalem, NC Hunter Willard Arton, Charlotte, NC Jerry Atkins, Durham, NC Keith F. Atkinson, Charlotte, NC Sam and Lynn Auringer, Lewisville, NC Thomas G. Austin, Greenville, SC James Babcock, Kernersville, NC F. Bruce Bach, Nellysford, VA William Walter Bachovchin, Boston, MA Bagnal Lumber Co., Winston-Salem, NC Douglass M. Bailey, Winston-Salem, NC Jerry and Cassandra Baker, Macon, N.C. R. L. Baldwin, III, Durham, NC Dr. James D. Ball, Winston-Salem, NC Brett Ballard, Winston-Salem, NC C. Bruce Ballard, Jr., Mooresville, NC
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Billy R. Barnes, Landis, NC William Barrier, Greensboro, NC Michael Bass, Ridgeway, VA Lewie L. Bates, III, Madison, AL Randolph H. Batten, Charlottesville, VA Batten and Company, Winston-Salem, NC Dr. Robert J. Bauer, Hollywood, MD Robert T. Beach Family, WinstonSalem, NC Richard Beale, Cardinal, VA D. Steven Beam, Charlotte, NC Daniel Beavers, Winston-Salem, NC Carl E. and Sarah Beck, III, Richmond, VA Cynthia Cloud Bedell, Tampa, FL Michael Bell, Atlanta, GA Ltc. William L. Bell, Linden, NC E. Bradford Bennett, Dover, DE Dyer Bennett, Raleigh, NC Bert L. Bennett, Jr., Pfafftown, NC Charles W. Bentz, III, Atlanta, GA Elliot S. Berke, Arlington, VA Fritts L. Biesecker, Charlotte, NC C. C. Billingsley, Jr., Raleigh, NC Sami Ousley Bills, Winston Salem, NC Mrs. W. L. Bingham, Lexington, NC; In Memory of Dr. Bill Bingham Michael Binkley, Mooresville, NC William and Janice Blackburn, WinstonSalem, NC Christopher P. Blair, Richmond, VA Milton H. Bland, Statesville, NC Dr. Mike Blankenship, Mebane, NC Graham and Katy Blanton, Fayetteville, NC Robert L. Blevins, III, Bristol, TN Donald and Patricia Bobbitt, WinstonSalem, NC Bobby Teague Appliances, WinstonSalem, NC Michael Bochicchio, Charlotte, NC Raymond H. Bogaty, Mercer, PA Sanders M. Bolling, Winston-Salem, NC Jeffrey and Bernadette Banner, Watchung, NJ Robert P. and Sarah Boone, III, Washington, DC Mr. & Mrs. William T. Borders, Tell City, IN David Bowdish, Spartanburg, SC Russell R. Bowling, Franklin, NC
Clearly, support of the Annual Fund is more important than ever, so I wanted to thank all those who have stepped up to the plate and increased their annual giving. The response has been incredible with the Demon Deacon faithful listed below stepping up in one of three ways to increase funding: 1) participation in the 110% campaign; 2) giving at the new giving level amounts; or 3) upgrading to a higher giving level. As a result of these generous supporters, Annual Fund donations are up 6 percent over last year, and we have welcomed 214 new members to the Deacon Club. The donors listed below have collectively contributed 31 percent more than their previous year donations for a total increase of $278,732 (as of 1/16/15). This is a tremendous accomplishment that will help offset rising scholarship costs and incremental expenses resulting from the cost of attendance legislation while helping to protect the operating budgets for our sports. We greatly appreciate the generosity of these loyal members. Although we are off to a great start, we still have a long way to go in order to achieve our goal of 500 new Deacon Club members and $6.3 million in total Annual Fund donations. Thank you to all of our members for supporting student-athlete scholarships at Wake Forest. You truly make a difference and are critical in our mission of Developing Champions.
Joseph W. Bowman, Grundy, VA James and Barbara Bowman, WinstonSalem, NC Robert and Anne Bowman, Lancaster, PA Douglas and Joyce Boyette, Shelby, NC Dr. Gerald V. Boyles, Myrtle Beach, SC Ron Braco, Georgetown, SC Edward W. Bradley, Jr., Winston-Salem, NC Anne Bradley, Winston-Salem, NC Cecil and Cheryl Bradley, Wilson, NC Scott & Lee Bradway, Atlanta, GA Tom and Kay Brady, Advance, NC Mrs. Martha Brame, Rockville, MD Mr. and Mrs. David D. Bramhall, Farmington, NM Joseph E. Brannock, Jr., Raleigh, NC Mike and Wendy Brenner, Advance, NC Claude C. Bridger, Wrightsville Beach, NC Warren & Glenn Bridgers and Family, Wendell, NC Ryan Britt, Plano, TX Stacy Brock, China Grove, NC Christopher Brown, Woodstock, GA Cynthia and Jay Douglas Brown, Raleigh, NC William S. Brown, Henderson, NC Clifford M. Brown, Rome, GA Brown Jenkins & Oneyear, P. A., WinstonSalem, NC Henry A. Brown, Jr., Winston-Salem, NC Peter Brubaker, Winston Salem, NC Judy & Jimmy Brumley, Burlington, NC Vinton C. Bruton, III, Roanoke Rapids, NC John and Claire Bryson, High Point, NC David L. Budd, Woodbury, NJ Mike and Traci Buddie, Advance, NC John Buie, Charlotte, NC; Michael D. Markham, Matthews, NC Stan Bullock, Wilmington, NC Bobby Roy Burchfield, McLean, VA J. Bland Burkhardt, III, Greenville, SC Cynthia & David Burns, WinstonSalem, NC Dr. Julian C. Burroughs, Jr. Family, Winston-Salem, NC Mr. and Mrs. James H. Burrus, Jr., La Jolla, CA Hughlene Burton, Huntersville, NC W. Clay Busker, Atlanta, GA
Ed Butler, Decatur, GA Porter B. Byrum, Charlotte, NC Kip Byrum, Winston-Salem, NC Robert Cage, Lorton, VA Christopher â€œKitâ€? Cagle, Lewisville, NC Robert H. Caldwell, Greensboro, NC Richard F. Cameron, Port Orange, FL The Honorable Thomas R. Campbell and Tamara M. Brush-Campbell, Gettysbury, PA Dr. Kenneth P. Carlson, WinstonSalem, NC Gregory and Lisa Carter, WinstonSalem, NC David and Kathleen Cashdollar, Grove City, PA Central Carolina Dermatology Clinic, Inc., High Point, NC Joe B. Chambers, Hockessin, DE Robert Michael Chandler, Charlotte, NC Dr. and Mrs. John L. Chapman, Kingsport, TN Phil Chase, Raleigh, NC Todd H. and Rebecca J. Chase, Pfafftown, NC Nicole Miller, Winston-Salem, NC Stephen W. Christian, Abington, PA Anita Churm, Canton, NC Dr. Peter & Rossana Ciampi, Brielle, NJ Perry and Kelli Clark, Winston-Salem, NC Clifton Family, Winston-Salem, NC Ted Coene, Fair Haven, NJ Larry Coker, Hayesville, NC Bobby J. Coley, Indian Trail, NC Katirie Collier, Birmingham, AL Tony and Cheryl Collins, Greensboro, NC E. Larry Combs, Topsail Beach, NC Albert P Conover, III, New Port Richey, FL Anita M. Conrad, Winston-Salem, NC Daniel K. Cook, Columbia, MD John C. Cooke, Raleigh, NC Barbara D. Cooper, Charlotte, NC Chaplain Clarence L. Corbett, Jr., Lake Waccamaw, NC William A. Corey, Roanoke, VA Matthew Corriere, Winston-Salem, NC Kyle Covey, Winston-Salem, NC T. J. Covington, III, Asheville, NC Jeff and Susan Covington, Asheville, NC
Wesley Covitz, Winston-Salem, NC Boyce V. Cox, Jr., Charleston, SC Lauren Crandall, Lancaster, PA Craven Family, Concord, NC Michael Creamer, Stamford, CT Dan and Jill Croom, Lake Mary, FL Bill Croom, Asheboro, NC Jamie Cruz, Concord, NC Candace Scott Culton, WinstonSalem, NC Sandra E. Cummings, Chapel Hill, NC Ralph and Carey Dagostino, Jr., WinstonSalem, NC Dianne Dailey, Winston-Salem, NC Charles and Mary Daniel, North Myrtle Beach, SC Brad and Michelle Davis, Kernersville, NC William K. Davis, Winston-Salem, NC James R. Davis, Henderson, NC Dr. Jerome I. Davis, Greensboro, NC Robert Davis, Harrisburg, NC Larrie W. Dawkins, Winston-Salem, NC Aaron Dawson, Winston-Salem, NC James M. Day, Raleigh, NC Lynn C. DeBruhl, Winston-Salem, NC; William J. Burns, Winston-Salem, NC; W. Joseph Burns, Winston-Salem, NC Mike DeFranco, Hillsborough, NC Darrell F. Dennis, Raleigh, NC Peter Dent, Charlotte, NC Alisha T. Detroye, Clemmons, NC Barbara Devenney, Charlotte, NC Rebecca D. Dickerson, Statesville, NC Alan & Cheryl Dillard, Matthews, NC Daniel Donoghue, North Barrington, IL Vickie C. Dorsey, Atlanta, GA Barry M. Dorsey, Martinsville, VA Winston and Elizabeth Dozier, Troy, NC Julian Drake, Winston-Salem, NC Robert L. Driver, Winston-Salem, NC Mark and Heather Duncan, Hampton, VA Raymond D. Dyer, III, Winston-Salem, NC Donald and Emily Eaton, Advance, NC T. Arnold Edwards, Charlotte, NC Frank and C. J. Edwards, Raleigh, NC Colin Edwards, Atlanta, GA Sue Elliott, Advance, NC William Clyde Ennis, Jr., Lewisville, NC Jerry and Janet Enos, Winston-Salem, NC
INSIDE THE DEACON CLUB Karl Erik, Winston-Salem, NC Joseph M. Ernest, Charlotte, NC Greg Errett, Winston-Salem, NC Cynthia A. Essa, Greensboro, NC Vic Evaro, Chesterfield, VA Jeffrey Farrar, Henrico, VA Joe and Gayle Farrar, Hendersonville, NC Col. Daniel M. Ferezan, Arlington, VA Robert and Dianne Ferrarin, Clemmons, NC Louis Fiorilla, Atlanta, GA Kevin Michael Firquin, Lexington, NC Paul T. Flick, Raleigh, NC Jonathan Florea, Charlotte, NC Raymond and Cheryl Floyd, Jr., Old Greenwich, CT Ann and Bill Flynn, Kernersville, NC William G. Foster, Roanoke, VA James and Susan Fradenburg, Kernersville, NC Matthew and Nicole Francis, WinstonSalem, NC Cynthia D. Freed, New York, NY Sam R. Fulp, Charlotte, NC Rick and Carol Funderburke, Roanoke, VA Charlie and Jackie Futrell, High Point, NC Carla Gallelli, New York, NY Henry W. Garbee, Jr., Asheville, NC John Gardner, Raleigh, NC Walter and Michele Garger, Farmington, CT Robert H. Garner, Lavale, MD Kathryn W. Garner, Winston-Salem, NC William Donald Garrison, Greenwood, SC Ronald M. Garstka, Mechanicsville, VA Jerry F. Gause, Ocala, FL Walter C. Gaynor, Roanoke, VA Dr. and Mrs. Joel A. Gentry, High Point, NC Maurice and Dot George, East Bend, NC Scott and Brenda Gerding, WinstonSalem, NC John A. Gerring, Greenville, SC Arthur H. Getz, Jr., Grosse Point, MI Nicholas J. Giaimo, Charlotte, NC Joe and Carol Gigler, Charlotte, NC David and Diane Gill, Wilmington, NC Tim Gillespie, North Wales, PA James David Glascott, New York, NY Ernie Glass, Indian Trail, NC Scott and Anna Glass Jr., Philadelphia, PA H. Glenn Godfrey, Cary, NC Milton and Jennifer Gold, New Bern, NC William R. Gooden, Mooresville, NC Jack and Mary Goodman, Oak Ridge, NC Mr. Adam T. Goodman, New York, NY Dr. John P. Goodman, Greensboro, NC Michael Gorman Ben N. Goslen, Randleman, NC Mr. and Mrs. Tucker and Catherine Grace, Calabasas, CA Richard and Monica Graves, Jacksonville, FL Murray C. Greason, Jr., Winston-Salem, NC David and Elizabeth Green, Mooresville, NC Kenneth H. Green, Albemarle, NC Terry Shane Greene, Winston-Salem, NC Madeline Cashdollar Gregory, WinstonSalem, NC Cook and Julie Griffin Family, WinstonSalem, NC Edward and Ashley Griggs, WinstonSalem, NC Drew Grindrod and Maggie Choumbakos, Washington, DC Robert D. Grissom, Fishers, IN Dr. Jack N. Grose, Weaverville NC Jacqueline M. Gulley, Winston-Salem, NC Michael D. Gunter Family, Lewisville, NC Dr. Caryl J. Guth, Advance, NC Eric and Ann Hagen, Highland, MD Tish and Steve Hagler, Pinehurst, NC Todd and Kristen Hairston, WinstonSalem, NC Tim L. and Carla Hall, King, NC Kathryn Hamilton, Mt. Airy, NC Britt Hamilton, New York, NY Albert H. Hammill, Southern Pines, NC Gary E. Hamrah, Cornelius, NC Dr. John C. Hamrick, Jr., Shelby, NC Richard and Melanie Harkey, Pfafftown, NC Dale Harriman, Clemmons, NC Matthew T. Harrington, St. Louis, MO Austin R. Harris, Richmond, VA William H. Hartley, Oceanside, CA Frank B. Haskell, Lancaster, PA ANONYMOUS Hauser Rental Service, Inc., WinstonSalem, NC Danny R. Hayes, Winston-Salem, NC James A. Hayes, Jr., Clemmons, NC James E. Haynes, Rockingham, NC Michael D. Heavner, Gastonia, NC Robin and Lynn Heflin, Winston-
Salem, NC Robert Hege, Winston-Salem, NC C. D. Heidgerd, Raleigh, NC William and Vicki Heitman, Davidson, NC Jane and Dennis Henderson, Winston Salem, NC William P. Hendricks, Beaufort, SC James M. Herndon, Jr., Apex, NC William Hesmer, Wilson, NC Mark and Suzanne Hess, Clemmons, NC Mr. Dave Hettinger, Waxhaw, NC Brett Hickman, Winston-Salem, NC Michael and Emily Hicks, Chicago, IL Edward Higgins, Wilmington, NC D. Wayne Hill, Conway, SC Peter Hines, Annandale, VA Jon and Lisette Hirsch, Lake Bluff, IL Stephen and Bridget Holcombe, Greensboro, NC Robert E. Holden, High Point, NC Carl Holder, Clemmons, NC Dennis J. Hooks, Bethesda, MD Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence D. Hopkins, Winston-Salem, NC William Horton, Asheville, NC Dr. William A. Hough, III, WinstonSalem, NC Eric and Grace Hoyle, Winston-Salem, NC Bob and Anne Hudson, Jacksonville, FL John K. Hunt, Winston-Salem, NC Daniel I. Hunt, Cary, NC Adam and Shana Hurt, Kernersville, NC Raymond and Stacy Hutchins, III, Kernersville, NC George and Theresa Hyler, Asheville, NC Jonathan Hyman, Chicago, IL William Dan and Ronniejean Irvin, Oakton, VA Johnny P. Isaacs, King, NC Jerry Ivey, Yadkinville, NC Jennifer Lynn Iwanicki, Higganum, CT Dr. David Jackson, Jr., Clemmons, NC Raymond and Judy James, Raleigh, NC Frank James, Winston-Salem, NC Amanda Janney, Philadelphia, PA Hallie Skeen Jessup, Jamestown, NC Brooks Johnson, Charlotte, NC Charlene and Tom Johnson, WinstonSalem, NC L. Charles Johnson, Advance, NC Joseph E. Johnson, Raleigh, NC Virginia A. Johnson, Winston-Salem, NC Steve Jolley, Winston-Salem, NC Frank and Sherry Jolley, WinstonSalem, NC Cecil B. Jones, Dunn, NC Paul W. Jones, III, Marietta, GA C. Carroll and Carolyn Jordan, Statesville, NC George H. Jordan, Greensboro, NC Dr. George W. Joyce, High Point, NC W. Lynn Joyner, Nokomis, FL David and Caitlin Joyner, Nokomis, FL Steve and Lindsey Justice, Charlotte, NC John and Mary Ann Justus, WinstonSalem, NC Frederic R. Kahl, Winston-Salem, NC Kane Realty Corporation, Raleigh, NC George Kayiales, Winston-Salem, NC Edward W. Kelly, Winston-Salem, NC Dr. Jeffrey S. Kelly, Winston-Salem, NC Stan and Liz Kelly, Winston-Salem, NC Kevin Kemp, Greensboro, NC Mr. and Mrs. Michael S. Kennedy, Wilson, NC Mark B. and Kim Kent, Greenville, SC Key Resources Inc., Greensboro, NC Karen and Justin Keys, WinstonSalem, NC James Kiger Family, Winston-Salem, NC Jerry and Pat Kight, Winston-Salem, NC John and Barbara Kincaid, Stanley, NC Don Kinder, Oak Park, CA Aubrey C. King, Bowie, MD Kerry and Heather King, WinstonSalem, NC Kevin and Sharon King, Huntersville, NC Michael Kleffner, Manchester, MO Bryan Kliefoth, Yardley, PA Charles Robert Knox, Jr., Raleigh, NC Dr. L. Andrew Koman, Winston-Salem, NC Reg and Carol Koontz, Winston-Salem, NC James S. Kovarik, Herndon, VA Charles W. Kraft, Lewisville, NC Bob Krantz, Mt. Pleasant, SC Kevin J. Kuntz, Alexandria, VA Mr. and Mrs. Arnold N. Lakey, North Wilkesboro, NC R. Ken Langston, Smithfield, NC Randy and Clark Lawson, WinstonSalem, NC Geoffrey W. Lassiter, Winston-Salem, NC Dr. and Mrs. Michael Lawless, WinstonSalem, NC Ms. Mary Elizabeth Lawrence,
Midlothian, VA Daniel Lawerence, Midlothan, VA Stephen C. Laws, Gastonia, NC Louise Y. Ledbetter, Columbia, TN A. Wayne and Melissa Ledbetter, Winston-Salem, NC Mike and Linda Lee, Winston-Salem, NC John Levicki, Winston-Salem, NC Thomas E. Line, Upper Arlington, OH Steven A. Lineberger, Winston-Salem, NC Robert Lingan, Fairfax, VA Dr. Mark Lins, Salisbury, NC Michael & Aimee Lischke, Kernersville, NC Charles L. Little, Jr., Greenville, SC Michael Locke, Winston Salem, NC Dr. Thomas T. Long, III, Concord, NC Craig Longhurst, Winston-Salem, NC William B. Lorenzt, Lewisville, NC Eric H. Lorenz, Medford Lakes, NJ Charles B. Lott, Clemmons, NC Sherwood L. Love, Charlotte, NC Leslie Lowdermilk, Clemmons, NC Larry Wayne Lowe, Winston-Salem, NC James E. Lowe, Winston-Salem, NC Gregory Luck, Wilkesboro, NC Allen K. Lydick, Raleigh, NC G. Todd and Jaime Lynch, WinstonSalem, NC Michael and Virginia Lynch, Pfafftown, NC Larry Lytle, Winston-Salem, NC Paul N. Macon, Cary, NC Dr. Willis C. Maddrey, Plano, TX Gregory C. Magill, Atlanta, GA Matthew Malcom, Winston-Salem, NC Richard A. Maloy, Jr., New York, NY Stan and Patti Mandel, Pfafftown, NC Silas A. Manning, Jr., Winston-Salem, NC Fred and Faye Marchant, Winston-Salem, NC; Bret Marchant, WinstonSalem, NC Patrick Mariani, Apex, NC Paul E. Marth, Greensboro, NC Charles Gregory Martin, Davidson, NC James and Sheila Martin, Rocky Mount, NC James Wilson Mason, Harrellsville, NC John P. Matson, Virginia Beach, VA David Matthews and Associates, Winston-Salem, NC Greg and Annah Matthews, Advance, NC John M. Matthews Family, WinstonSalem, NC Richard E. Maxey, Jr., Winston-Salem, NC Paul T. Mayer, Weddington, NC Roger W. Mayhew, Winston-Salem, NC Dr. Douglas Maynard, Winston-Salem, NC Charles E. McCartney, Shelby, NC Travis Mccollum, Charlotte, NC Sally McCraw, Charlotte, NC Devin McCullough, Shelby, NC David L. McCullough, Winston-Salem, NC Lewis McCurdy, Charlotte, NC Harold C. McDowell, Mars Hill, NC Jack McGinley, Fayetteville, NC Robert Mcouat Stephen Mcpherson, High Point, NC Robert R. McRae, Jr., Kings Mountain, NC Paul J. Meis, Winston-Salem, NC Dale and Michelle Melton, Clemmons, NC Dr. Darlyne Menscer, Charlotte, NC Billie and Christine Merrifield, Advance, NC Jim Merritt, Elon, NC Rich and Peggy Messenkopf, WinstonSalem, NC Todd and Meredith Metcalf, Clemmons, NC Michael and Lisa Middleton, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL The Bruce Milam Family, WinstonSalem, NC Military Threads, Winston-Salem, NC Ralph C. and Carolyn B. Miller, Clemmons, NC Brian Miller, Dallas, TX Joel and Nancy Miller, Hickory, NC The J. Thomas Mills Family, Greenville, SC Clay Tucker Mitchell, Florence, SC Herbert M. Moody, Jr., Charlotte, NC C. Louis Moore, Jr., Greensboro, NC Thomas W. Moore, Jr., Winston Salem, NC Denise Moose, Conover, NC Steven Morgan Mitchell L. Morgan, Raleigh, NC Robert Mosher, Kernersville, NC David and Elizabeth Murphy, Archdale, NC Leonard Murray, Yadkinville, NC James M. Muscatello, Laytonsville, MD Charles L. Myers, High Point, NC Raymond Nasser, Midlothian, VA Jeffrey D. Neal, Pensacola, FL Emily Neese, Winston-Salem, NC Holley Nelson, Winston-Salem, NC Thomas Stowe Nelson, Brooklyn, NY
Kathy and Doug Nelson, Clemmons, NC Thomas P. Nelson, III, South Boston, VA David and Patrice Newman, Greensboro, NC Laven C. Newsom, Salem, VA Samuel C. Newsome, MD, King, NC Roy and Grace Nifong, Winston-Salem, NC C. Donavon Niven, Charlotte, NC Jane and Steve Norris, Greensboro, NC Mark A. Northan, Charlotte, NC Robert L. Northcutt, Wake Forest, NC P. Elizabeth Nowell, Advance, NC J. Scott Nye, Dallas, TX Patrick and Cathy Ober, Clemmons, NC Larry E. O’Dell, Winston-Salem, NC Charles Frederick Odom, Jr., Louisburg, NC Dr. Matthew D. Ohl, Charlotte, NC William and Terry O’Neill, Clemmons, NC Kenneth S. O’Rourke, Winston-Salem, NC Arthur Orr, Decatur, AL L. Glenn Orr, Jr., Winston-Salem, NC Laura M. Orsban, Advance, NC Robert and Barbara Outland, Rich Square, NC Charles F. Owen, III, Asheboro, NC Everett B. Padgett, Jr., High Point, NC; Mrs. Don Levina, High Point, NC; Rett Padgett, High Point, NC Ted and Anne Pappayliou, Allenhurst, NJ Matthew Parker, New York, NY Martha and William Parker, Dublin, VA Kevin Parker, Hickory, NC G. Edgar Parker, Winston-Salem, NC Michael and Sam Parkhurst, Westerville, OH Emily S. Parks, Raleigh, NC Randy Parks, Clemmons, NC Heather Penland & Neil Whicker, Winston-Salem, NC Pepsi Beverages Company #2, WinstonSalem, NC Jeffrey K. and Lyn Peraldo, Greensboro, NC The John Petree Family, WinstonSalem, NC Sean and Lisa Phelan, Georgetown, SC Thomas B. Phelps, Louisville, KY Piedmont Federal Savings Bank, Winston-Salem, NC Laura Piner, Winston-Salem, NC Michael and Jacqlyn Piscetelli, WinstonSalem, NC Dr. Robert J. Plemmons, WinstonSalem, NC Karla Plyler, Clemmons, NC David Porcelli, Ridgewood, NJ Holly C. Powell, Richmond, VA Alan B. and Lisa Powell, High Point, NC Brad E. Preslar, Cincinnati, OH B. Clyde and Carol Preslar, St. Augustine, FL Coy C. Privette, Thomasville, NC Jane C. Propst, Clemmons, NC Bland B. Pruitt, Jr., Louisburg, NC Dr. James D. Puckett, Isle of Palms, SC Douglas Punger, Winston-Salem, NC Pure Barre - Winston-Salem Scott M. Purviance, Charlotte, NC Rev. Michael G. Queen Family, Wilmington, NC Bonnie and Jim Rae, Pfafftown, NC DavId and Laura Ramsay, Washington, DC Reed W. Ramsay, Des Moines, IA Robert J. Ramseur, Jr., Raleigh, NC H. Roger Reece, Winston-Salem, NC Scott and Pam Reed, Winston-Salem, NC Robert and Marie Reed, Kernersville, NC Rodney E. Reich, Winston-Salem, NC Robert L. Reid, Charlotte, NC Charles E. Reiley, Black Mountain, NC Reynolda Electric Co., Inc, Rural Hall, NC Scott Richardson, Richmond, VA Justin Richardson, Winston-Salem, NC Emily Richey, Winston-Salem, NC Martin and Elizabeth Richwine, III, Madison, NC Evan M. Ritter, Richmond, VA George Jeffrey Ritz, Clemmons, NC Albert B. Rives/Katharine M. Amato, Greensboro, NC LaChina Robinson, Decatur, GA Robert J. Robinson, Asheville, NC George E. Rose, Rocky Mount, NC Luke and Emily Rosser, Darien, CT Gary G. Roth, Cary, NC Kreg Rotthoff, Dallas, TX Jerry D. Rowland, Winston-Salem, NC John P. Royster, III, Travelers Rest, SC Clay and Jennifer Rucker, Atlanta, GA Brodie and Gwen Rudd, Advance, NC Warren and Jennifer Ruggiero, WinstonSalem, NC Reed Russell, Tampa, FL
Mark Russell, Lockport, NY Jeff and Kristin Salisbury, WinstonSalem, NC Sreyas K. Sankar, Santa Monica, CA Fred J. Santangelo, Lynnfield, MA Emily and Weston Saunders, Clemmons, NC Rodney W. Savage, M.D., Wirtz , VA John and Sherry Scarlett, WinstonSalem, NC Robert W. Schenkemeyer, WinstonSalem, NC Donald J. Schiller, Cibolo, TX Jeffrey Schmidt, Concord, NC Jon and Kristy Schrock, High Point, NC William Schuchman, Oceanside, NY Dr. Arnold A. Schwartz, WinstonSalem, NC Leroy and Jennifer Seaux, Clemmons, NC Michael Sebesta, Roswell, GA Todd P. Selden, Richmond, VA Crystal Sellers, Charlotte, NC James W. Shearin, Raleigh, NC Stephen D. Sheets, Jamestown, NC Dr. William Shendow, Winchester, VA Bob and Dolores Shepherd, Morganton, NC J. Michael and Rhona Sherrill, San Ramon, CA Howard W. Shields, Winston-Salem, NC Dr. Sarah C. Shoaf, Winston-Salem, NC James Adam Sholar, Raleigh, NC Billy and Jayme Shomaker, Statesville, NC Steve Shutt, Winston-Salem, NC Reid H. Sigmon, Manhattan, KS Sandy Sikes, High Point Joe B. Simpson, Winston-Salem, NC Dr. Hobart M. Simpson, Jr., Siloam, NC Dr. Sara H. Sinal, Winston-Salem, NC William Sinclair, New York, NY Mr. Graham Singer Michael and Joanne Skahill, Williamsburg, VA Riley Skinner, Charlotte, NC James R. Slate Family, Rapidan, VA Thomas F. Slaughter, Winston-Salem, NC Donald E. Smallwood, Jr., Amherst, NH Scott and Heather Smith, WinstonSalem, NC Roger Smith, Washington, DC Nancy C. Smith, Winston-Salem, NC Alexander S. Smith, Winston-Salem, NC Mr. & Mrs. W. Sam Smoak, WinstonSalem, NC Lisa A. Snodgrass, Atlanta, GA Andrew Snorton, Snellville, GA Garry W. Snow, Kernersville, NC Susan S. Sommerkamp, WinstonSalem, NC Kirk Sonnefeld, Atlanta, GA Elizabeth Ann Brooks Spangle, High Point, NC Gerald D. Spencer, Greer, SC Mike and Berta Spencer, Davidson, NC Lawrence and Mary Spencer, Toledo, OH Wil and Elizabeth Spires, Winston-Salem, NC; W. J. Spires, Jr., Mount Airy, NC Tim Starets, Winston Salem, NC Elinor W. Starling, Winston-Salem, NC James E. Starmer, Jr., Greensboro, NC Hugh and Marie Steele, WinstonSalem, NC David J. Stefany, Tampa, FL Dr. Joel R. Stegall, Winston-Salem, NC Harriet Stephenson, Raleigh, NC Eric Stiff, Winston-Salem, NC James T. Stone, Jr., Raleigh, NC Dr. John E. Stone, Jr., Mobile, AL Christian and Marjorie Streck, Greensboro, NC William Sugg, IV, Charlotte, NC Brian Sumner, Greensboro, NC Dr. J. Craig Swaim, Raleigh, NC Patricia D. Swart, Fairfax, VA Patrick Sweeney, Winston-Salem, NC Nick Tabacca, Winston-Salem, NC Neel Rajendra Tanna, Fort Worth, TX Tatum-Wise Family, Winchester, VA Christopher P. Taylor, Winston-Salem, NC Thomas and Bonnie Taylor Family, Rural Hall, NC William J. Teague, Raleigh, NC Robert A. Team, Jr., Lexington, NC Cynthia and Bill Tessien, WinstonSalem, NC C. Mac and Gail Thacker, Jamestown, NC Sandi Thomas, Roanoke, VA Sean Thomas, Village of Lakewood, IL Frank Thomas, Clemmons, NC Marvin and Maureen Thompson, Lumberton, NC P. Frank Thompson, Sanford, NC Lynn S. Thrower, Lewisville, NC Mary Carolyn H. Titus, Waxhaw, NC J. Wade Tollison, Jr., St. Woodbury, MN
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Rob Knapp (’68) Pays it Forward with Commitment to Scholarship
hen Rob Knapp (’68) waved goodbye to his parents in front of Kitchin Residence Hall as a freshman, he was struck with a realization – he didn’t know all that much about the place he’d committed to spend the next four years of his life. “I grew up in Massachusetts, so playing tennis in warmer weather was very appealing,” Rob said. “I decided to apply to schools in the South, and I was fortunate enough to be accepted to Wake Forest. I never had a chance to visit the school, so I was largely basing my decision off brochures and things like that. Fortunately, I ended up meeting a bunch of nice people and greatly enjoying my experience.” Rob was a member of the tennis team during all four years at Wake Forest and said his experience playing for late head coach Jim Leighton was a major reason he has such fond memories of his time on campus. “Jim Leighton was very important to me,” Rob said. “I was a walk-on, and he had very little in the way of scholarships at that time, so he just tried to make our lives as good as he could. I was the tennis pro
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over at Forsyth Country Club, and he helped set me up with all the gear I needed. It was just a great experience, and a lot of that can be attributed to Coach Leighton.” One of the other things that Rob enjoyed about Wake Forest was the strong community feel on campus, both as a member of his fraternity, Pi Kappa Alpha, and among the athletic teams. “It felt like a very small school at the time – very intimate,” Rob said. “I had a locker next to Brian Piccolo in the locker room because the teams weren’t separated at that time, and the football team was always very nice to us. They allowed us to use all of the football facilities, and we shared everything.” Following graduation, Rob joined the Navy and became a fighter pilot, where he found his background as a student-athlete served him well. “When I went into the Navy, it was the first time I was able to use my academics and athletic background together,” Rob said. “I also appreciated the idea that you were an officer first and a pilot
second, so even though you might have thought you were pretty hot stuff, at the end of the day you were just another officer. I feel like that was the way it was at Wake Forest – everyone is a student. Yes, you may be the quarterback, but the first and most important thing is that you’re a student.”
said ‘Sounds good to me,’ went and interviewed with a bunch of companies and ended up at Merrill Lynch.” Following a 34-year career with Merrill Lynch, Rob started his own company, Supernova Consulting, and authored a book, “The Supernova Advisor.” Throughout his career, Rob was involved with the Deacon Club, drawn to support studentathlete scholarships through donations to the Annual Fund as a former tennis player. He has also established a scholarship through the University, the Knapp Scholars Program. “I always contributed to the Deacon Club as a former tennis player,” he said. “I felt like they had been really good to me, and I should give back.”
After five years of service, Rob returned to civilian life, a little unsure of what kind of career to pursue. Fortunately, in speaking with a friend, he found his calling. “One of my buddies said, ‘Next to flying planes off aircraft carriers, I think being a stockbroker is the most fun you can have,’ Rob recalled. “I
visit for a weekend, it was just a great trip for us. I saw that there were some really great things happening with the program and felt I should help support it however I could.”
Recently, Rob has fully funded the Robert D. Knapp Men’s Tennis Scholarship, which benefits the men’s tennis program. The scholarship will be awarded for the first time next fall. “Through communications with the head tennis coach, Tony Bresky, and Alan Ashworth from the Deacon Club, I was able to reconnect with the tennis program,” Rob said. “Then when my brother and I came down to
Beyond the promise of the men’s tennis program, Rob is excited about the direction of the athletic department and the University as a whole. On a recent visit to campus for the Leighton Tennis Courts dedication ceremony, he marveled at the changes that have taken place at Wake Forest. “I had no idea of what had gone on with all of the construction, from the beautiful new football stadium renovations to the new tennis courts,” he said. “It was very impressive. I was blown
away by the change. I hadn’t really been back in 40 years, so the change was incredible, yet it still had that Wake Forest feeling, which is so important.” Looking toward the future, Rob feels a renewed sense of excitement for athletics as a whole and commitment to the department’s mission of Developing Champions. “What was apparent to me was that the University had made a significant investment in academics and athletics,” Rob said. “Some people will say, ‘Really focus on the academics. Athletics are entertainment, and it’s great if we have a good season,’ but I’ve never believed that. If you look at Stanford and Harvard, it’s possible to have great teams at academically elite schools. What I’m seeing is a mentality of ‘no more excuses.’ We’re going to have good teams, we’re going to win, and we’re not going to compromise our academic reputation in the process.” Rob and his wife, Marcia, split time between Carmel, Ind., and Boca Grande, Fla. Rob that said his tennis training is still serving him well. He reached the summit at Mt. Kilimanjaro at the end of January.
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1 Deacon Club member Alex Botoman (’10) shows his Wake Forest spirit on a trip to Antarctica this winter.
2 Josephine, Victoria and Annabel, daughters of Cheryl (’98) and Raymond Floyd (’98), pose in front of the Demon Deacon statue at BB&T Field.
3 Jackson Ramsay, son of Deacon Club members David (’99) and Laura Ramsay, tries on the Wake Forest helmet he received as a Christmas present.
4 Charlie Zaks, son of Deacon Club member Jason Zaks (’96, MBA ’00), takes in a Wake Forest men’s basketball game.
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Deacon Club Appreciation Day March 1, 2015 We invite you to join fellow Deacon Club members, Wake Forest coaches and staff in celebrating your generous support of Wake Forest Athletics on Sunday, March 1, prior to the menâ€™s basketball game vs. Pittsburgh at 6:30 p.m. More information will be provided via email. We hope to see you there!
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Deacons Giving Back At the end of a very busy semester, the average college student can’t get on the road fast enough. Eager to head home for some much-deserved relaxation, it’s not likely that many would choose to delay their journey for even the best of reasons. But this past December, Wake Forest student-athletes proved, yet again, that they are not your average college students. Following a grueling week of studying, paper-writing, and final exams, nearly 100 student-athletes demonstrated their continued commitment to Pro Humanitate by volunteering their time to ensure that needy children in the Winston-Salem area had a happy holiday season.
SANTA’S HELPER The 29th annual Santa’s Helper program kicked-off on Friday, Dec. 12, with volunteers wrapping and bagging hundreds of presents. The next day, student-athletes, coaches and other athletic department staff donned Santa suits and set out to deliver the presents to nearly 500 children from 141 local needy families. Another 400-plus children from 122 families had their gifts picked up by representatives from the Winston-Salem Forsyth County School System, Head Start or the local Relatives as Parents program. In all, 902 children from 263 families each received two new gifts. The Santa’s Helper program was started by Chip Rives, a former Wake Forest football player, in 1986 during his junior year. After reading about a gift program in San Antonio, Texas, he decided to start something similar in Winston-Salem. In that first year, Chip, along with some of his teammates, raised about $2,000, loaded up his VW “Magic Bus” and delivered presents to approximately 35 families and 125 children in Winston-Salem. As the program grew, so did donations and the number of families that were assisted. Rives was honored by Sports Illustrated in 1987 as one of eight “Athletes Who Care” as they shared the magazine’s Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year honor. Rives now lives in Boston, Mass., where he is president of a sports marketing firm. Santa’s Helper is now managed by a 12-member Board of Directors and has never had any paid staff. The program raises money through direct solicitation and from civic groups. Names of underprivileged children are obtained through the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. Presents are delivered in volunteer vehicles as well as vans loaned by local dealerships. If you would like to keep up with the Wake Forest Santa’s Helper program throughout the year, you’re invited to follow the organization on Facebook and Instagram.
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n each issue, Where Are They Now showcases a former Wake Forest student-athlete. Former Demon Deacon track and field athlete Brent LaRue (‘10) is undoubtedly one of the best in the team’s history. During his time at Wake Forest, LaRue was a 2009 Indoor All-American and 2007 ACC Indoor Champion in the heptathlon, a 2010 All-American and ACC Outdoor Champion in the 400-meter hurdles, and was a part of the ACC Champion 4x400 meter relay teams for Indoor and Outdoor in 2006. As a fourtime member of the All-ACC team, he set school records that still stand today in the Indoor 4x400m relay, indoor heptathlon, outdoor 400-meter hurdles, and outdoor 4x400 meter relay. Following graduation, Brent represented Slovenia in the men’s 400m hurdles at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
Brent LaRue When did you graduate from Wake Forest? 2010 What was your major and/or minor? I double majored in health & exercise science and studio art. What does being a Demon Deacon mean to you? To me, being a Demon Deacon is about realizing your potential, being true to your values and raising the bar. I grew up just down the road from Wake Forest, in the small town of Kernersville. To me, Wake Forest represents home. The University and athletic program embody the same values that I was raised to believe in.
because I recognize the unique value that it provides and want to be a part of sharing that with others.
Why are you still involved in Wake Forest Athletics? After Wake Forest, I got married and moved to Slovenia with Ana Jerman (women’s tennis). While in Slovenia, I got my business masters, co-founded a mobile health company and competed professionally in the 400-meter hurdles. It was Wake Forest that provided me with the foundation and confidence to pursue athletics and academics wholeheartedly. My business degree has led me to San Francisco where I have a career I am passionate about. The company I cofounded obtained seed funding and continues to grow. My professional athletic career saw me all the way to the semifinals in the 2012 London Olympics. I am still involved in Wake Forest Athletics
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Why do you feel it is important to give back to the University? Wake Forest was a nurturing place where I was able to learn and develop as both a student and an athlete. I had, and still have today, great personal relationships with professors and coaches. These relationships have extended beyond my time at Wake Forest and provided me with invaluable mentorship. I believe in the mission and the people at the University and want to be a part of extending these to future studentathletes. What is your current occupation? Senior Project Manager at Mobiquity Inc., which is a mobile professional services organization. What is your favorite memory of your time at Wake Forest? My favorite memory while at Wake Forest was winning the 4x4 at the ACC Championship my freshman year. Our team was made up of myself, Michael Bingham, Willie Idlette and Eric Seely. It isn’t often you get the opportunity to
compete as a team in Track and Field, but relays provide this opportunity. We had a great camaraderie and desire to succeed that propelled us all forward. What makes you most proud of Wake Forest? I’m proud that Wake Forest continues to excel in both athletics and academics on such a high level. It is this balance that makes the school unique and the willingness of everyone to cater to such an environment without sacrificing the other that makes me proud. When you come back to Wake Forest, you always… Go for a workout on the track and visit with people who made my time as a student special. I was there when… The football team won the ACC Championship and went to the Orange Bowl. On the quad the night of the victory, it wasn’t only toilet paper in the trees; oranges were everywhere. Who is your favorite coach at Wake Forest, current or past? Coach Scott Hall. Scott introduced me to the Decathlon and laid the groundwork for all my future athletic success.
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TODD HAIRSTON A S S O C I AT E AT H L E T I C DIRECTOR, COMPLIANCE
The NCAA’s recently adopted governance structure, which provides the five major conferences (ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac 12 and SEC) unprecedented autonomy, completed its inaugural legislative cycle at the NCAA’s national convention. The new structure includes administrators, faculty representatives and studentathletes from each of the 65 campuses who provide input on legislative matters in the following areas: athletics personnel, insurance and career transitioning, career pursuits unrelated to athletics, recruiting, pre-enrollment expenses, financial aid, academic support, health and wellness, meals/nutrition and time demands. Legislative proposals in several of these areas were voted on by the membership during the Jan. 17 legislative session. Among the proposals adopted was a provision that will allow institutions to provide financial assistance up to the full cost-of-attendance. Most schools have a gap between the value of a full grant-in-aid and the cost-ofattendance that equates to several thousand dollars. Student-athletes will now be allowed to receive up to the value of that difference in the form of a stipend.
Also approved was a proposal that will prevent institutions from reducing or cancelling a studentathlete’s grant-in-aid for athletic or medically related reasons. This move effectively creates four-year scholarships for student-athletes in most sports. Athletic grants may still be cancelled or reduced for non-athletic reasons such as academic or behavioral issues. The threshold for adopting legislation under the new autonomy structure was as follows: • 60 percent of all votes (48 votes) and a simple majority support from schools in three of the five conferences, or • A simple majority of all votes (at least 41) and simple majority support from the schools in four of the five conferences. Both proposals were approved by a vote of 79-1 and will become effective as of Aug. 1, 2015. For any questions related to this issue, please contact Todd Hairston at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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