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At the Staff Rewards and Recognition Luncheon, Travis Manning and Shayla Herndon-Edmunds were named Employees of the Year.
Manning, the circulation manager at Z. Smith Reynolds Library, has been described as patient and kind to everyone, demonstrating a commitment to improving services every day. He has a great ability to build a bridge of understanding between people and provides superlative, exceptional service and always has a smile. He is the first to volunteer when there is a call for assistance, and he truly leads by example. As a problem-solver and supervisor of student workers, he helps scholars transition to university life and guides them through the uncertainty of starting a new job in a new place.
Herndon-Edmunds, the manager of diversity education in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, has built a reputation on campus for giving honest feedback and helping people understand how to approach others with the assumption of good intent. By conceptualizing an idea and forming a plan to implement that idea, she has introduced an education series that impacts all levels of the institution. She exhibits dedication to serving others and making a difference – both in the Wake Forest community and globally. By teaching others to understand themselves, those around them, and why we should value similarities and our differences, she has helped create a more inclusive environment for faculty, staff and students.
“The Staff Rewards & Recognition events enable our campus community to celebrate and appreciate our dedicated staff, whether they have been here for 5 or 35 years,” said Carmen Canales, chief human resources officer. “By honoring Employees of the Year, we further recognize exceptional service in the areas of integrity, accountability, inclusion, dedication to excellence, and Pro Humanitate.”
The next Staff Advisory Council (SAC) will be Thursday, Nov. 21, from 1:30-3 p.m. in Benson 401 C/D. All WFU staffers are encouraged to attend.
The meeting will feature two guest speakers:
- Financial and Accounting Services will present on exempt PTO tracking in Novatime.
- Penny Rue, the vice president for Campus Life, will speak about what’s new in her area and provide insight into the new Director of Wellness position.
November 15th, 2013 | Staff News
Kyle Elizabeth Bryner, the registrar and collections manager at the Museum of Anthropology, has been elected as the vice-chair of the Southeastern Registrars Association (SERA).
The Southeastern Registrars Association (SERA) encourages high standards of museum practice and fosters professional growth among museum registrars in the southeastern region of the United States. SERA promotes the exchange and dissemination of information and ideas through educational seminars, publications and other means. SERA initiates and supports activities and projects which help create an atmosphere of cooperation and communication among and between registrars, other museum professionals, and those in related service fields, and pursues further development of professional practices in the field.
November 12th, 2013 | Staff News
Chief Investment Officer Jim Dunn has been named to aiCIO’s 2013 Power 100 List. This is the second year that aiCIO, an international finance magazine, has published its list of the 100 most influential asset owners. Dunn is one of only 10 endowment managers to make the list.
The list appeared in the magazine’s October issue.
To compile the list, the magazine looks at positive trends in the industry, specifically risk-factor approaches, infrastructure investments and novel advances in risk management. The aiCIO team interviews industry professionals for their thoughts on these questions: Who are the CIOs leading the charge in these areas? Who is taking the risks that other, more timid CIOs, refuse to?
“Because we’re benchmark agnostic and use a factor-based asset allocation model, we don’t have traditional asset class ‘buckets’ to fill,” Dunn said. “We are able to be creative and opportunistic in our investment choices.”
Dunn also made aiCIO’s Power List in 2012.
November 12th, 2013 | Staff News
Matt Clifford, director of Residence Life, co-wrote an article entitled “Advancing Professional Development and Knowledge Community Resources for NASPA Members: A Member-Driven Assessment” in the fall 2013 National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Knowledge Communities publication.
November 8th, 2013 | Staff News
Dedee DeLongpre Johnston, the director of sustainability, presented two workshops at the annual Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) conference in Nashville, Tenn., in October. last week. The conference theme was “Resiliency and Adaptation.”
Johnston also served as the emcee for the conference. Her workshops were:
- “STARS Introductory Workshop: Learning the Basics of Completing a Comprehensive Campus Sustainability Assessment”
- “From the Ground Up: Strategies for Building a New Sustainability Program”
November 6th, 2013 | Staff News
WFDD general manager Tom Dollenmayer recently presented a plaque to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in recognition of the first place journalism award the station received for the piece it produced as part of Wake Forest’s Faces of Courage series.
WFDD and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion worked in collaboration to record, produce, and broadcast the stories of the pioneers of Wake Forest’s integration in 1962. One piece, a commentary from David Matthews (’62), was recognized during the Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI) national award competition and received first place in the documentary category.
Matthews’s commentary can be heard at WFDD’s website: http://wfdd.org/post/breaking-family-tradition. In it, Matthews describes how history classes about British colonialism and Africa shattered his long-held prejudices about African Americans.
“We were thrilled when Matt Williams from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion approached us about working with him on the Faces of Courage project,” Dollenmayer said. ” To have that collaboration result in a first place national journalism award is an honor for both departments, and for Wake Forest University.”
Current and former Wake Forest faculty and staff have made a number of appearances in local news outlets recently. Here’s a roundup of some of the mentions:
- Gloria Stickney, a business manager in physics, was featured in the Winston-Salem Journal for her business, Sew Fabulous, which makes Wake Forest quilts, among other items. Read more »
- Winston Blair, who works with Mail Services, was featured in Winston-Salem Monthly for his collection of political memorabilia focused on Ronald Reagan. Read more » (Blair also was featured in the Winston-Salem Journal in 2012.)
- Phoebe Zerwick, a lecturer in English, was featured in the Winston-Salem Journal for her work on “The Story of My Life,” a new exhibit at the Sawtooth School for Visual Arts that follows the lives of six developmentally disabled adults who are residents of Group Homes of Forsyth County. Read more »
- Mary Dalton, a professor of communication, film studies and women’s and gender studies, was featured in the Shelby Star in a story about Martha Mason, who graduated from Wake Forest despite spending most of her life in an iron lung because of polio. Read more »
- Several professors were featured in the Winston-Salem Chronicle for their work on a new book, “Trauma and Resilience in American Indian and African American Southern History,” which was edited by ethnic study professors Anthony Parent and Ulrike Wiethaus. Read more »
- Former volleyball coach Heather Holmes was featured in the Journal for her battle against breast cancer. Read more »
- Former soccer coach George Kennedy was featured in the Journal for his induction into the N.C. Soccer Hall of Fame. Read more »
November 1st, 2013 | Staff News
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