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January 17th, 2017 | University Announcement
The spring semester has opened with the Wake Forest University Police Department in a new home. During the winter break, the police department moved into Alumni Hall, where University Advancement and Parking and Transportation are also located.
The police department moved into the area of Alumni Hall formerly occupied by Residence Life and Housing and the Deacon OneCard office, which moved into the newly-built Maya Angelou Residence Hall.
The police department is inviting students, faculty and staff to Alumni Hall on Feb. 1 to help the department celebrate having its first new home since the 1980s. An open house will be held from 2 to 4 p.m.
Visitors, including off-campus community partners, will be taken on guided tours following brief opening remarks by various speakers and a ribbon cutting formally opening the department’s new offices. Light refreshments will be served.
“We are pleased to be in our new professional and welcoming space. We can much better serve our community and meet the day to day operational needs of the University Police Department,” said University Police Chief Regina Lawson, who joined the department in 1989.
Until now, Lawson had worked her entire Wake Forest career in the department’s former offices in the H.S. Moore Building located at the far southern end of campus. They had shared the building with Facilities and Campus Services.
“All of us in the University Police Department hope to see many of our campus community members and off-campus community partners at our open house,” Lawson said. “As chief, I would like to see our students, faculty, staff and others become familiar with our new home and more familiar with all of us who are committed to serving Wake Forest.”
The police department’s business offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. People can call the department 24/7 on its emergency line, 336-758-5911, or its business line, 336-758-5591.
At present, the police department’s communication center remains in Davis Residence Hall. It is open to receive visitors 24/7. The center will move into Alumni Hall this spring.
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October 20th, 2016 | University Announcement
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This is a guest post from Human Resources:
Members of the campus community honored service milestones of more than 250 Wake Forest staff members who were celebrating approximately 2,800 combined years of service. These individuals were recognized at the 16th annual Staff Rewards & Recognition on Tuesday, October 11 at Bridger Field House. Later in the day, a campus-wide reception was open to all faculty and staff in the Green Room of Reynolda Hall.
Staff members celebrating 30 or more years of service included:
- 30 years: Cathy Chinlund (Advancement), Sherman Hart (Reynolda House), Gale Newport (Benson University Center), Beth Tedford (Z. Smith Reynolds Library)
- 35 years: Janet Cromer (School of Law), Cindy Davis (Biology), Mike Ford (Campus Life), Dallas Nifong (Facilities & Campus Services)
- 40 years: Michael Bottoms (University Police), Carrnell Covington (Facilities & Campus Services), Ann Knox (Parking & Transportation)
Betsy Chapman, Director of Parent Giving, and Patty Kennedy, Administrative Assistant in the Department of Health and Exercise Science, were also recognized as Employees of the Year. They were nominated by faculty and staff for their contributions in the areas of innovation, integrity, accountability, inclusion, and Pro Humanitate.
Chapman was honored for mentoring students and helping parents feel part of the Wake Forest experience. The Daily Deac blog she authors was cited throughout her award nomination as a highly effective way to connect parents with the campus community. As the nomination reads, “Betsy is a valuable asset to Wake Forest, and her professionalism and genuine love for the university and its students should be commended!”
Kennedy was recognized for embracing new ideas and serving as a positive role model for new staff members. The award nomination states, “Patty is always thinking of creative ways to deal with problems, with the goal of making positive changes for everyone. She is well aware of the need to serve both the department and the community.” Kennedy has demonstrated this community service through her work with the United Way and Arts Council.
September 30th, 2016 | University Announcement
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September 29th, 2016 | University Announcement
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