Wake Forest professors receive Schoonmaker, Reinhardt awards at convocation ceremony

Wake Forest University honored two professors, one for his contributions to the campus community, and another for distinguished teaching at its Opening Convocation today.

Willie Pearson, Wake Forest Professor of Sociology, was presented with the Donald O. Schoonmaker Faculty Award for Community Service. Pearson was recognized for his contributions to the campus community during his 20-year tenure at Wake Forest.

In the Winston-Salem community, Pearson has held leadership positions with Family Services, Headstart, Forsyth Futures Committee, the Forsyth Juvenile Justice Council and the Angelou Institute at Winston-Salem State University. He has also been actively involved with his church, Mount Zion Baptist.

Doyle Fosso, professor emeritus of English, received the Jon Reinhardt Award for Excellence in Teaching. Fosso began teaching at Wake Forest in 1964 and retired in the spring of 1995. He was chosen from nominations submitted by alumni from the class of 1990.

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