Letters to a Young Deac Blog

Rethinking the Promise of the Best Four Years

Dear Deacs,   Congratulations! You have made it through the First Week of Classes. For some of you, the mutual feelings of excitement, anticipation, and perhaps some slight nervousness are old hat. Maybe you are a Senior and this was your Last First Day of Classes. If you’ve been around the block—or maybe the quad—a […]

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New Faculty Orientation 2021

Maya Angelou once said, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Indeed, Dr. Angelou was a prolific author with generational talent. However, her message that people will only remember how you made them feel is revealing of […]

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What COVID Has Done For Me Lately

 On July 6, I started my job as the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center fellow. To get to my office, you have to navigate the hospital’s labyrinthine hallways, starting at the sky bridge and ending at the elevator on the far side of the hospital. The walk is long and usually fills half of my […]

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Welcome to Letters to a Young Deac

Dear Wake Forest Community, It is my great pleasure to introduce you to the 2021-2022 cohort of Wake Forest Fellows and inaugurate this space, which I have affectionately referred to as our Letters to a Young Deac blog. This blog will serve as a shared space where this year’s cohort of curious and engaged recent […]

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