Late Night Breakfast needs volunteers

Longino (right) at the Late Night Breakfast in 2006

Longino (right) at the Late Night Breakfast in 2006

The Late Night Breakfast is still in need of a few good faculty/staff volunteers, particularly at the 11 p.m.-midnight hour as servers.

The Late Night Breakfast will be held on Sunday, Dec. 9, in the Fresh Food Company (the Pit) and will run from 10 p.m.-midnight. If you are interested in taking part in this tradition, please register contact Amanda Horton at by Dec. 3 at 5 p.m.

In 1991, Charles “Chuck” Longino Jr. came to Wake Forest as the Washington M. Wingate Professor of Sociology and director of the Reynolda Gerontology Program. He loved teaching undergraduate students and always searched for ways to connect with them outside of the classroom.

The original Late Night Breakfast, a tradition started by Longino, was held before end-of-semester finals. Every year, Longino recruited administrators, other faculty members and staff to serve a late-night breakfast to students. The last Late Night Breakfast was held in December of 2008, and Longino was too ill to attend. He passed away on Dec. 25.

Campus Life & Leadership aims to reignite this once-beloved tradition. It is only through a collaborative effort that this tradition can be revived and flourish with the same vitality that Longino embodied. Late Night Breakfast offers faculty members an opportunity to engage with students in a casual environment outside of the classroom. It also offers the opportunity for staff members and faculty members from all over campus to come together.