"Inside WFU" Archive

Graylyn named 2023 Smart Stars Award winner

Graylyn International Conference Center has been named a “Best Conference Center” by Smart Meetings. Smart Meetings announced the winners of the 2023 Smart Stars Awards on June 1.

The prestigious awards platform, now in its eleventh year, recognizes meeting planners’ preferences for hotels, resorts, properties, cruise lines and conference and convention centers worldwide. Smart Meetings is a leading media company and a trusted resource. Meeting professionals nominate and vote based on their experiences in bringing groups to hotel destinations.

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Memorial Service for Professor Emeritus of Education Joseph O. Milner

A service for professor of education emeritus Joseph O. Milner, who died May 27, will be held Saturday, June 3 at 11 a.m. in Wait Chapel.

In his 45 years as a Wake Forest professor, Milner trained hundreds of teachers. He chaired the education department from 1978 until 2006. For his years of service to English education on a national, state and local level, he received the North Carolina English Teachers Association Lifetime Achievement Award.

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National CPR and AED Awareness Week is June 1-7

June 1-7 is National CPR and AED Awareness Week. Wake Forest University is pleased to support the American Heart Association and its important mission to increase survival from cardiac arrest.


Did you know that 70 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen in homes? Statistically speaking, if you are called on to give Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in an emergency, you will most likely be trying to save the life of someone you love: a co-worker, a spouse, a parent, a child or a friend.

In just 90 seconds, you can learn the two simple steps to Hands-Only CPR. Click here to watch the Hands-Only CPR video.


Did you know that Wake Forest has approximately 100 Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) across all of its campuses? An AED may be used in conjunction with CPR in cases of sudden cardiac arrest. AEDs are available in public places of high occupancy and where people are at high risk for heart attacks. 

Familiarize yourself with the locations nearest you by viewing the location guide on the AED Program page.

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WFU's Dr. Cecil Price receives 'Lifetime Achievement Award' for dedication to student health

portrait Cecil Price

Dr. Cecil Price, retired Executive Director of Student Health Service at Wake Forest, has been awarded an American College Health Association (ACHA) Lifetime Achievement Award for the 2022–2023 program year.

The award recognizes individuals who have provided outstanding service to ACHA, and whose professional lives have been dedicated to improving the health of college students.

Price was honored along with other award recipients and ACHA Fellow inductees at the Awards and Fellows Ceremony during ACHA’s 2023 Annual Meeting in Boston on May 31. 

The American College Health Association (ACHA), founded in 1920, serves as the nation’s principal advocate and leadership organization for advancing the health and wellness of college students and campus communities through advocacy, education, and research. The association represents a multidisciplinary membership that provides and supports the delivery of health, mental health, prevention and wellness services for the nation’s 19 million college students.

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88.5 WFDD recognized for outstanding journalism

88.5 WFDD has been recognized by the Radio Television Digital News Association with four Regional Edward R. Murrow awards for its coverage of last year’s Winston Weaver Fertilizer Plant fire.

Of the awards given to journalists, the Murrow Awards are among the most respected journalism recognitions in the world.

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