"Staff News" Archive

Comings and goings: May 2022

See the May 2022 list of employees who joined or left the University.

We look forward to working with new Wake Forest employees and appreciate the service of those who have moved on.



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Categories: Faculty NewsStaff News

Congratulations to staff who celebrated a service milestone in 2021

Mike Bottoms

Congratulations to the 235 Wake Forest University staff members, with nearly 3,000 combined years of service, who celebrated a service milestone in 2021!

Mike Bottoms, now retired University Police Officer, is recognized as this year’s longest-serving honoree with more than 45 years of dedication and committed service to the University community.

The second- and third-longest serving honorees were Cindy Davis, academic coordinator for the biology department, with 40 years at Wake Forest, and Beth Tedford, Z. Smith Reynolds Library specialist, who celebrated 35 years.

A photo story featuring photos and facts on the 2021 honorees can be found here.

Colleagues are invited to share messages of gratitude and congratulations with our honorees on social media with the hashtag #WFUyears.

We thank you for your contributions to Wake Forest University!

Categories: Inside WFUStaff News

From Her Hand: Sally Wait’s Mission South

Mary Tribble

In June of 1993, a stamp dealer from Locust, N.C., contacted Wake Forest University with a sheath of letters, documents and journals to sell. The documents were in the possession of a caretaker who had received them upon the death of the youngest daughter of the youngest grandson of Sally and Samuel Wait. How these 19th-century documents survived at all — and then found their way to ZSR Library’s Special Collections — is just one in a series of unlikely incidents that led to the unfolding of Sally Wait’s story.

On Monday, April 4, at 4 p.m., Mary Tribble (’82, MA ’19) will present “From Her Hand: Sally Merriam Wait’s Mission South” at the ZSR Auditorium. Register for the event or watch the livestream.

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Categories: Alumni NewsEventsStaff News

Reflections on the past two years

This message is sent on behalf of Provost Rogan Kersh and Executive Vice President Hof Milam.

Dear colleagues,

Two years ago this week, Wake Forest temporarily suspended in-person classes and asked students not to return from spring break. Staff able to work from home were encouraged to do so, and working groups and committees sprang into action to develop the research collaborations, policies and protocols necessary to mitigate risks to public health. Read more

Is the air on campus safe?

Smoke from the Weaver Fertilizer Plant fire has prompted many in the Wake Forest community to ask questions about air quality. 

Steve Fisenne, director of environmental health and safety at Wake Forest, reports that air-quality readings on and near campus indicate no threat to individual health and explains how his office is monitoring air quality on campus, as well as collaborating with local and federal agencies to gather current data on air quality. Read more

Categories: Inside WFUStaff News