Wake Forest University will roll out a new vehicle for alumni engagement this weekend at Homecoming.
The Streakin’ Deacon, a 42-foot-long Wake Forest-branded recreational vehicle, will officially kick off a statewide tour when 4,000 people visit campus Oct. 28-29.
“The mission of the Office of Alumni Engagement is to find exciting new ways to connect Wake Forest alumni, friends and family. The Streakin’ Deacon enables us to take Wake to the people and share their impact on the word with others. It is literally a vehicle for our motto, Pro Humanitate,” said Mary Tribble, senior advisor for engagement strategies.
The Streakin’ Deacon has three main engagement focuses:
Don’t be fooled by its whimsical name or the fact that one of its drivers operated the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile after graduating from Wake Forest – the Streakin’ Deacon has already been on an important and meaningful mission. Last week, it delivered much-needed hurricane relief supplies to Eastern North Carolina and transported people impacted by flooding to various shelters in the region.
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Now, at Homecoming, alumni will have an opportunity to enjoy a more festive side of the RV by stepping foot on the Old Gold & Black bus, clapping along with its fight song-sounding horn, and sharing their stories with alumni engagement staffers. Its appearances this weekend include:
Additional tour dates for the Streakin’ Deacon will be announced at streakindeacon.wfu.edu.