Provost Rogan Kersh emailed this announcement to students, faculty and staff on Feb. 5:
Dear Wake Forest Community,
Each year, the Wake Forest family gathers for the Founders’ Day Convocation to observe the University’s founding in February of 1834. This year, Wake Forest will hold Founders’ Day Convocation on Thursday, February 15, at 4:00 p.m. in Wait Chapel.
We will award the Medallion of Merit, the highest honor bestowed by the University, to Michael “Mike” Gerald Ford (’72), Director, Pro Humanitate Institute, 2015-2017; Senior Leadership, Campus Life, 1981-2017. Faculty awards will be presented in the areas of advising, teaching and service. As is Wake Forest tradition, we will also have the opportunity to hear outstanding seniors read this year’s winning Senior Orations and the Class of 2018 will be honored with a reflective video featuring student testimonials.
Faculty members are encouraged to confirm their participation in the academic procession by registering online
I also invite you to a reception hosted by The Office of the Provost immediately following the Founders’ Day Convocation in the Green Room.