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December 2016 staff milestones

See a list of staff milestones in December 2016:

1 Year

Janice Meredith Tucker Lindel; Admissions Assistant; Admissions: Undergraduate

5 Years

Carolyn Ann Disney; Tennis Center Assistant; Athletics: Indoor Tennis Ctr

Mark Allen Seaver; Asst Coord, Sports Performance; Athletics: Weight Room

10 Years

Loretta Michelle Ridgill; Custodian; FACS: Custodial Services

15 Years

Richard Edwin King; Instructional Tech Consultant; Psychology

Nancy F. Pierce; Administrative Assistant; Advancement: National Major Gifts

Michael Anthony Taylor; Lead Set Up Attendant; Graylyn: Conference Services

 20 Years

Peggy P. Beckman; Administrative Coordinator; Chaplain’s Office

Lisa A. Myers; Assistant Director; Financial Aid Office

25 Years

Tammy Spicer Wiles; Executive Director; Advancement: Data & Reporting Svcs

Comings and goings for November 2016

See a list of employees joining and leaving the University in November 2016:


Beale, Seth William; Tutor; Athletics: Student Athletes Svcs
Black, Kathy C; Protection Officer; Reynolda House: Security
Fleet, Gary Norman; Truck Driver; Athletics: Football
Jordan, Christopher Derrick; Director; Reynolda House: Public Programs
Madenyika, Tanyaradzwa Beverley; Coordinator; Law: LL.M. Program
McNear, Marla Lenise; Procurement Specialist II; Procurement Services
Merrill, Kimberly Himan; Director; WFUSB-Charlotte Program Admin
Ramsey, Mary Anne; Protection Officer; Reynolda House: Security
Rice, Diahann Carol; Administrative Assistant; Advancement: Divinity Sch Develop
Siverson, Dawn Michelle; Operations Manager; Real Estate
Watson, Golden Alan; Service Technician II; FACS: Maintenance & Utilities Oper.
Wicker, Preston B; Communications Officer; University Police
Womack, Katherine Lee; Assistant Director; Reynolda House: Collections Mgt
Wray, Leigh Anne; Administrative Assistant; College: Academic Support


Connelly, Belinda F.; FACS: Custodial Services
Espenschied, Thomas M.; Reynolda House: Event/Program Mgmt
Gibson, Felicia Ann; Graylyn: Food Services
Gomersall, Daryl ; Graylyn: Admin & General
Quinn, Laura J; History
Shah, Lopa Bansi; WFDD – Development
Sheff, Catherine E.; President’s Home



November 2016 staff and faculty milestones

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Comings and goings for October 2016

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Comings and Goings for September 2016

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Piscetelli, Williams received Winston Under 40 Leadership Awards

The Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce has named Michael Piscetelli, associate athletic director of development, and Matthew Williams, director of communication in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Winston Under 40 Leadership Award winners.

They were among 20 who were presented the award this month at a Winston-Salem event.

According to the Chamber, the winners are “actively influencing the growth, prosperity, and quality of life in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County.”

Winston Under 40, started three years ago, is the Chamber group “that’s committed to attracting and retaining young professionals in our community.”

August 2016 comings and goings

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September 2016 staff milestones

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Wake United: Tackling education together


Barbara Walker

This is the first of a series of pieces written about Wake Forest community members who are committed to WakeUnited, the United Way campaign at Wake Forest.

Barbara Walker remembers when her daughter, Ruan, now in high school, entered sixth grade.

The classes got harder as teachers pushed Ruan and her classmates to master skills they would need for high school. At the same time, Walker’s daughter and her friends were also learning to navigate the complexities of adolescence.

Walker, the University’s deputy athletic director, has seen firsthand the critical role middle school plays in helping students develop intellectually, emotionally and socially. And she knows that students who do well in middle school are better equipped to tackle high school and eventually graduate.

“United Way of Forsyth County’s Women’s Leadership Council is focused on education, particularly graduation rates in our community,” Walker says. “I joined WLC when my daughter was entering middle school, which is the age level the Council is targeting, so this is near and dear to me as a mother.”

Walker knows something else, as well: That a group of people and a community can do far more together than they can individually.

That’s true, she says, for the Wake Forest’s student-athletes and it’s true for the impact University employees can make if they support the United Way. That’s why she’s co-chair of this year’s University United Way campaign.

“United Way provides a way for every Wake Forest employee to help, make a difference, and contribute to a county-wide effort to effect positive change in our community,” she says. “Wake Forest holds a powerful place in this community. We should be leaders in giving back and doing what we can to help our neighbors, particularly children and families in need.”

The 2016 WakeUnited campaign will kick off on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 4 p.m., in the Reynolda Hall Green Room, in conjunction with the Provost’s Happy Hour. All faculty and staff are invited to attend. The WakeUnited campaign encourages faculty and staff to pledge support for United Way and its critical mission in the community.