Chapter Fifteen: 1997–1998 261
Scott Plumridge was elected Student
Government President. Danielle Deaver was
Editor of The Old Gold and Black; DeAnna
Lewis was Editor-in-Chief of The Howler;
and Lauren Hunt was chosen as the Student
By the fall semester, twenty-five of 112
student organizations had created web-
sites. The range of organizations varied and
included Greek organizations, religious
groups, and ROTC. One new organization
that became strong and then essential was
founded by Jessica Murray. She came to cam-
pus in the fall of 1996 as an Emergency Medi-
cal Technician with the goal of establishing a
campus Emergency Medical Technician unit. She worked with Cecil Price, Sylvia Bell,
and Ken Zick to complete the process; she recruited members, and the group became
a recognized student organization with ongoing funding through the Student Gov-
ernment. The Wake Forest Emergency Response Team went into operation in Febru-
ary 1998 and was on call from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. Monday through Friday and around
the clock on Saturdays and Sundays.
Amy Basset, Karen Click, Lauren Furgurson, and Erin Lutz formed a new a cap-
pella group, the Demon Divas. After auditions, the group grew to fifteen. It focused
on pop music and paralleled the male a cappella group Temporary Reprieve, estab-
lished during the previous academic year.
The Honduras Outreach Program and Exchanges (HOPE) launched its first
mission, a service trip, with
twelve students and Pro-
fessor Clay Hipp (Callo-
way) over the winter break.
Seniors Jessica Kent and
Robert Hamilton devel-
oped the plan, and Kent
became the student leader.
The team worked on a
construction project in the
Agalta valley.
In October, WAKE
Radio began broadcasting
on AM 1610 and could be
heard within a five-mile
radius of campus. Station
manager Amy Dotson said
that with the upgrade from
cable FM, WAKE Radio
would now be one of the
Wake Forest Emergency Response
Team logo
Demon Divas
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