WFU Presents Schoonmaker, Reinhardt Awards

Wake Forest University honored two professors, one for his commitment to community service and another for excellence in teaching at its Opening Convocation today.

Donald E. Frey, professor of economics, was presented the Donald O. Schoonmaker Faculty Award for Community Service. Frey was recognized for his contributions to the campus community as president of Wake Forest’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors and president of the Phi Beta Kappa chapter. In the Winston-Salem community, Frey delivers meals for Meals on Wheels and volunteers at Old Salem. He has also been actively involved with the Old Hickory Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

James Barefield, professor of history, received the Jon Reinhardt Award for Excellence in Teaching. Barefield, who has taught at Wake Forest since 1963, was chosen from nominations submitted by alumni from the class of 1986. He was recognized for having “a passion for liberal learning and a deep interest in individual students.”

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