To Jon's delight, both the interior and exterior of the Lawrence Joel Coliseum were illuminated for Friday night's Presidential Ball. The first Wake Forest University Presidential Ball was held in honor of the inauguration of Nathan Hatch as the President of Wake Forest in 2005. The first event was so successful that a new tradition of holding a "Presidential Ball" every two years was established. Students and faculty are both invited. While the blog agrees with one of its thoughtful readers that the adjective "presidential" might best be reserved for Washington, Nathan Hatch is also over 6 feet in height...the photo of President Hatch records an event that the blog attended before it was a blog. Last February Wake Forest hosted the CEO of PepsiCo, Indra Nooyi. She was interviewed in Wait Chapel by Maria Bartiromo of CNBC. Hatch is on the left, and the former CEO of PepsiCo (and now Dean of the Wake Forest business schools) Steve Reinemund is on the right.
Jon and Susan are professors at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem. Jon is in the Department of Theatre and Dance. He has lived in Winston-Salem for 25+ years. Susan is in Biology, and has lived in Winston-Salem for 5+ years. Jon's neighborhood is Sherwood Forest; Susan's neighborhood is Ashley Forest. Maurice, who lives in the District of Columbia, serves as occasional capital correspondent.
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