Where Are They Now: Rob Raisbeck
April 28, 2011
This article was originally published in the April 9 edition of Gold Rush.
In each issue, "Where Are They Now" features former Wake Forest student-athletes. This issue highlights former men's track and cross country student-athlete, Rob Raisbeck, Jr.
During his career at Wake Forest, he placed 5th in the 1500-meter at the 1985 ACC outdoor track championships, captured 3rd in the 1500-meter heat at the Tennessee/Dogwood Relays in 1985, and set a personal best in the 800 meters in the North Carolina TAC Development meet in May 1984 with a time of 1:52.4.
Today, Raisbeck continues to stay involved with the program by serving as the public address announcer for all of Wake Forest's home meets.
When did you graduate from Wake Forest?
What was your major?
What does being a Demon Deacon mean to you?
Why are you still involved in Wake Forest Athletics?
Why do you feel it is important to give back to the University?
It would have been difficult for me to afford to attend Wake Forest without the benefit of an athletic scholarship. And this is when tuition was a fraction of what it is now. Much of what I have achieved in life is a result of my decision to attend Wake Forest. I want others to have the same opportunities I have had to attend such a wonderful institution. I basically moved here from my home in Maryland where I grew up and decided to stay. I went to Law School at Wake Forest and joined a local firm in Mocksville just a half hour away. I met my future wife here and have two wonderful children who also love Wake Forest. I give back because, without this University, my life would bear little resemblance to what it is now.
What is your current occupation?
What is your favorite memory of your time at Wake Forest?
What makes you most proud of Wake Forest?
When you come back to Wake Forest, you always...
I was there when...
Who is your favorite coach at Wake Forest, current or past?
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