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Wake Forest Fellows announced for 2017-18

Wake Forest Fellows for 2017-18

Nine seniors will remain in the Wake Forest campus community after graduation in May as Wake Forest Fellows. They will work across the campus, including in the offices of the President, the Provost and the Dean of the College.

Since 2008, the Wake Forest Fellows program has provided exceptional Wake Forest college graduates with the opportunity to work in higher education administration for a year. Each fellow will serve as a full-time Wake Forest staff member, starting this summer. In addition to working with top administrators, the fellows will participate in leadership activities and interact with faculty, staff and students to learn about the inner workings of higher education.

The Wake Forest Fellows for 2017-18 are:

  • Campus Life: Allie Chambers, Raleigh, NC
    Major: Psychology; Minors: Health and Human Services, Entrepreneurship & Social Enterprise
  • Information Systems: Elliott McKoy, Silver Spring, MD
    Major: Economics; Minor: Psychology
  • Office of Personal & Career Development: John Idzik, Atlanta, GA
    Major: Psychology; Minor: Health and Human Services
  • Office of the Dean of the College: Anita Patel, Winston-Salem, NC
    Major: Health and Exercise Science; Minors: Chemistry and Psychology
  • Office of the President: Sydney Feinglass, Charlotte, NC
    Major: Economics; Minors: French Studies and Philosophy
  • Office of the Provost: Mia Harris, Chicago, IL
    Major: Biology; Minors: Neuroscience and Psychology
  • Pro Humanitate Institute: Cazandra Rebollar, Elon, NC
    Major: Psychology; Minor: Latin American and Latino Studies
  • Reynolda House: Ashley Laughlin, Reno, NV
    Majors: English and French; Minor: Creative Writing
  • Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center: Frank Dy, Fayetteville, NC
    Major: Economics

Alumni of the Wake Forest Fellows program have pursued careers in many fields, including law, medicine, public policy and more.  Fellows have since received prestigious academic honors such as Rhodes and Fulbright scholarships.

Thrive Dimension Champion Awards presented to eight recipients

President Nathan Hatch spoke at the Thrive Dimension Champion Awards celebration.

The Thrive Dimension Champion Awards were presented to eight faculty and staff members, recently.  The awards are presented annually by the Office of Wellbeing to faculty and staff who demonstrate leadership and commitment to individual and campus-wide wellbeing.

The categories for awards include: emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social and spiritual wellbeing.

The 2017 champions are:

  • Denisha Champion, assistant director for programming and prevention in the University Counseling Center; emotional wellbeing
  • Lee Collette, assistant director of outdoor pursuits in the Campus Recreation Department; environmental wellbeing
  • Barbara Meredith, business manager in the Office of the Provost; financial wellbeing
  • Deborah Newsome, associate professor of counseling; intellectual wellbeing
  • Melanie Bullock, associate director of student leadership and engagement in Campus Life; occupational wellbeing
  • Adam Carlson, system administrator in Information Systems; physical wellbeing
  • Sgt. Lesia Finney, University Police Department; social wellbeing
  • Sylvia Green, chief marketing officer in the School of Business; spiritual wellbeing

Speakers at the award celebration included President Nathan O. Hatch and Vice President for Campus Life Penny Rue.

Comings and goings for March 2017

See a list of employees joining and leaving the University in March 2017:

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April 2017 staff and faculty milestones

See a list of staff and faculty milestones for April 2017:

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Crime Alert: Sexual Offense

This message was emailed to students, faculty and staff on April 17 by Wake Forest Communications and External Relations:

Wake Forest is issuing this crime alert concerning a reported incident that may be of concern to the campus community.

An incident of non-consensual sexual fondling was reported to have occurred at a residence hall on campus on April 1. A student reported the incident to the University Police Department on April 16. The student knows the suspect, who is also a student.

The Wake Forest University Police Department contacted the Winston-Salem Police Department to assist in the investigation. If you have any information that might be helpful in an investigation, contact the Winston Salem Police at 911 or the University Police at (336) 758- 5911 or, if you wish, anonymously through “Silent Witness” at police.wfu.edu/services/witness/.

 Wake Forest is providing resources to assist the individual involved in this incident, and will continue to take actions to maintain the safety and security of the campus community.

It is important for all of us to focus on the things that we can all do to keep ourselves and others safe.

  • Call 911: If you feel uneasy or unsafe, go to a safe location and call a friend or the police at 911. When your safety is at risk or you need a safe escort on campus, contact University Police, available 24 hours at 336-758-5911.
  • Ask a friend who may be in a potentially dangerous situation if they want to leave and then make sure that they get home safely.

If you have experienced a sexual offense, we encourage you to seek support. If you or a friend have questions or concerns about sexual offenses, you can contact the following resources for confidential information and support:

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Financial update on University to be presented April 26

At the invitation of the Faculty Senate, Executive Vice President Hof Milam will give his annual financial update to the University on Wednesday, April 26, at 4 p.m. in Pugh Auditorium.

He will review the Wake Forest budget for next year, as well as provide information on the financial challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.  The Faculty Senate enthusiastically invites all Wake Forest students, staff and faculty to attend.

TechXploration set for April 18

This is a guest post from Information Systems:

TechXploration showcases the campus use of technology, allowing faculty, staff and students to see how technologies are being leveraged in teaching, learning, research, engagement, and creative endeavors at Wake Forest.

This event is Tuesday, April 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Room 401 of the Benson University Center. Each presenter will have a table to display a poster board, presentation materials and/or their technology. Attendees are invited to walk around and learn more about the exciting use of technology on the Wake Forest campus any time between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Register to win a GoPro Hero5! Refreshments provided.

Wake Forest’s Denim Day to be observed April 13

Wake Forest’s Safe Office is sponsoring Denim Day at Wake Forest on April 13 in support of April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

The Safe Office, which provides crisis response and ongoing support services related to sexual assault and interpersonal violence, is encouraging people on campus to wear denim clothing on April 13.  Stickers that illustrate support for Denim Day are available from the Safe Office in Benson University Center, Room 414.  The stickers can be work by Denim Day supporters.

“If you take a photo of you or your colleagues participating in” Denim Day, send them to Safe Office staff, according to Beth McCollum, Safe Office coordinator.  In particular, send a photo to montplbf@nullwfu.edu.

Scholl elected to American Counseling Association’s council

Mark Scholl, associate professor of counseling, was recently elected to the American Counseling Association’s governing council.

His three-year term begins July 2017.

The governing council establishes the policies that govern the affairs of the association and oversees the association.

The governing council is composed of one representative from each of 20 chartered association divisions, and one representative from each of  four national regions. He will be representing the Association for Humanistic Counseling.

Hof Milam to present annual financial update April 26

This announcement was emailed to staff and faculty on April 11:

At the invitation of the Faculty Senate, Executive Vice President Hof Milam will give his annual financial update to the University on Wednesday, April 26, at 4 p.m. in Pugh Auditorium.

He will review the Wake Forest budget for next year, as well as provide information on the financial challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.  The Faculty Senate enthusiastically invites all Wake Forest students, staff and faculty to attend.