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Smith Debnam Partner Hosts Wake Forest Law Alumni Reception

April 14, 2011
Firm partner Bettie Kelley Sousa and her husband, David recently hosted the Triangle Area Alumni Reception for Wake Forest University Law School. Bettie, David, and several classmates from the Class of 1981 co-hosted the event held at the Sousas’ Raleigh home. Bettie is on the Wake Law Board of Visitors, and both she and her
husband have served on the Wake Law Alumni Council.

The well-attended reception featured Dean Blake Morant’s update on plans for the law school to become the sole occupant of the Worrell Professional Center, which was built to be shared with the graduate business school. Thanks to a generous donation, the Schools of Business will move to Farrell Hall, currently under construction. Anticipating the full use of Worrell, Wake Law plans renovations and cutting edge technological enhancements.

Smith Debnam has a significant history with Wake Forest University. All four founding partners graduated from Wake Forest University School of Law, and three of the four were also Demon Deacon undergraduates. Current partners Thurston Debnam, Jerry Myers, Bettie Sousa, and Adam Gottsegen received their
Juris Doctorates from Wake Law, and partner Byron Saintsing and associate Alicia Jurney Whitlock were Wake Forest University undergraduates.

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