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WFC Birthplace Society Annual Meeting

October 30 @ 3:00 pm 4:30 pm

About the Meeting

The annual meeting of the Wake Forest College Birthplace Society will be held at the Wake Forest Historical Museum on Sunday, October 30, 2022, at 3 pm. All are welcome. During the business meeting, the Board of Directors will recognize recipients of the Volunteer of the Year and Distinguished Service awards. The meeting also features a presentation by Jenny Puckett (WFU ’71) titled “Something Intensely Human”.

Following Puckett’s presentation, we will celebrate the opening of You Are Here: Mapping Wake Forest with a ribbon cutting and reception.

About the Presenter

Jenny Robinson Puckett grew up in Boone, North Carolina. In 1967 it appeared that she was the only graduating senior from Watauga High School who did NOT matriculate at Appalachian State or Chapel Hill. She graduated from Wake Forest University in 1971.  After completing the Master of Arts degree at Middlebury College, she taught Spanish for many years at the high school and college levels.  Jenny was a lecturer in Spanish at Wake Forest from 1995 – 2013, during which time she developed a passionate interest in the history of our alma mater.  From 2005-2013, she worked with the student-led Traditions Council, which undertakes projects to educate the student body on Wake Forest lore, history, and traditions.

In October of 2008, Jenny was chosen to deliver the dedication speech at the unveiling of the Demon Deacon statue at BB&T Field. In April of 2009, her “Last Lecture” sparked student interest in President Harold Tribble, which led to the writing of her book Fit for Battle: The Story of Wake Forest’s Harold W. Tribble.

During her last two years of teaching before retirement, and for one semester after retirement, she taught a First Year Seminar called Modern Wake Forest: A Living History.

In 2016, she received Wake Forest University’s highest honor, the Medallion of Merit, for service to the university.

Jenny has recently finished a book about Wake Forest, covering historic people and events from 1827 through the relocation of the campus in 1956.  The title of the book is Thine Ancient Days. 

Join or Renew Your Membership

The annual meeting is a great time to renew or become a member of the Wake Forest College Birthplace Society.

The Wake Forest College Birthplace Society relies on membership dues and donations to pay the electric bill, water the lovely Brewer-Harris Garden, fund new exhibits and educational programs, and care for the museum’s growing archival and artifact collections. You can join or renew online or by mail.

Join or Renew Online

Join or Renew by Mail

To join or renew by mail, please download and print a copy of our Membership Form. Memberships should be mailed to the Wake Forest Historical Museum, Executive Director Ed Morris, P.O. Box 494, Wake Forest, NC 27588.

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