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Many who subscribe to the Communication Insider site had the privilege of knowing our dear Patty Lanier. Tearfully, this is to let you know that cancer took her to a better place Sunday afternoon. While with the Communication Department she was recognized as the Wake Forest University employee of the year, but for those who knew and worked with her, Patty was our person of the year, every day. Her warmth, judgment, and kindness will be missed more than we can express. ... See MoreSee Less

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Many who subscribe to the Communication Insider site had the privilege of knowing our dear Patty Lanier. Tearfully, this is to let you know that cancer took her to a better place Sunday afternoon. While with the Communication Department she was recognized as the Wake Forest University employee of the year, but for those who knew and worked with her, Patty was our person of the year, every day. Her warmth, judgment, and kindness will be missed more than we can express.

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Prayers for Patty’s family, friends, and her WFU family. So very sorry to hear this. Patty was so very sweet.

I'm going to truly miss her. She was such an amazing woman.

So hard to believe. I enjoyed knowing her.

Can't believe she's gone 😞

I had no idea that she was struggling with cancer. Sending my thoughts to her family and loved ones!

Oh my goodness, I had no idea. This is heartbreaking news. :(

WHAT! I can't wrap my mind around this news!

Oh no. This is sad, such a loss. She was a really sweet woman.❤️

Hugs and prayers for her family and friends

Such sad news... Patty was the best. I loved working with her.

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Thanks so much for the lovely flowers, Mom's service was a healing celebration of family and community. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thanks so much for the lovely flowers, Moms service was a healing celebration of family and community.

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My condolences to you and your family Allan.

So sorry for your loss, Allan. It's never easy letting go. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Prayers to your family and you, Dr. Louden

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I am saddened to announce the passing of Arnie Madsen in Cedar Falls Iowa. Dr. Madsen earned his master’s degree at Wake Forest in the early 80s, and his Ph. D. at Northwestern. He was a director of Debate at Illinois State University and Pittsburg, and coached at UNI. He served for a decade in the NDT tab room and NDT Committee Chair for several years. Anyone who knew Arnie had a loyal and caring friend.
Arnie working Tabroom at NDT
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I am saddened to announce the passing of Arnie Madsen in Cedar Falls Iowa. Dr. Madsen earned his master’s degree at Wake Forest in the early 80s, and his Ph. D. at Northwestern.  He was a director of Debate at Illinois State University and Pittsburg, and coached at UNI. He served for a decade in the NDT tab room and NDT Committee Chair for several years. Anyone who knew Arnie had a loyal and caring friend. 
Arnie working Tabroom at NDT

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Condolences.

Oh no!!! Loved him dearly!!! I had not seen him in years, though.

He was a nice guy. He judged me at a tournament, God knows where, and gave me some solid advice.

deepest condolences--a true educator.

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We are saddened to announce the passing of Wake Debate legend Tod Woodbury (c/o '76). Tod supported Wake Debate for decades including attending many National Debate Tournaments to cheer on the Deacs in person.This photo is of Tod volunteering to time the final round of the NDT with Ross Smith judging beside him. One of Tod's signature lines was to insist on saying "Go Demons!" rather than the traditional "Go Deacs!" So we will say thank you, rest in peace, and Go Demons to Tod Woodbury. ... See MoreSee Less

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We are saddened to announce the passing of Wake Debate legend Tod Woodbury (c/o 76). Tod supported Wake Debate for decades including attending many National Debate Tournaments to cheer on the Deacs in person.This photo is of Tod volunteering to time the final round of the NDT with Ross Smith judging beside him. One of Tods signature lines was to insist on saying Go Demons! rather than the traditional Go Deacs! So we will say thank you, rest in peace, and Go Demons to Tod Woodbury.

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This picture makes me so sad.

Oh no!!! So sad to hear this!!

Very sad. We have lost 2 good Deacons this week. Rest In Peace

Thanks to Tod for all the years of support for the Deacs. Including some of those 2 am squad room calls. ;)

Yes, I randomly took a few of those calls while playing Hextris at Ross's desk and using his phone (at 2AM Ross couldnt come and kick me out, and he didnt need his phone, right?)..clueless who this lawyer dude was, and yet somehow encouraged to stick with Debate as a new way of life....

Rick took a lot of those calls. I guess he and Tod and Ross can all hang out together, smoke, and watch debates from where they are now.

Oh my. Our deepest condolences. He was a giant in the field.

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