August 2, 2011
After so many years, Ricky says the one thing he will remember the most about working at Wake Forest are the people he had the opportunity to interact with on a daily basis.
“The bonds and care that we have for each other, which have spilled over to include our families, has been very enjoyable,” he said.
He also says he will never forget the excitement the Presidential Debates brought to the University. Wake Forest hosted a presidential debate in 1988 and 2000.
While working at Wake Forest under three different university presidents and four different directors of Facilities and Campus Services, Ricky witnessed the growth of the university. “With the addition of new dorms, classroom buildings and administrative buildings, the campus has doubled in size,” he said.
Ricky has the following words of advice for new Wake Forest employees: “The university provides many opportunities, but you have to work at making your career a success.”
Ricky will be honored during a retirement luncheon on August 5 at noon in the Magnolia Room. For details, please contact Frank Thomas.