Wake Forest welcomes Jackie Sheridan as the new director of the Wake Forest Scholars Program, which supports undergraduates and recent graduates applying for competitive scholarships and fellowships. Sheridan comes to Wake from Vanderbilt University, where she spent the past two years as the Associate Director of Post-Baccalaureate Opportunities. She has also been the Senior Program Manager for the Pickering Fellowship at the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, and she has an extensive background in interdisciplinary subjects in higher education. Sheridan has quickly settled into the directorship in the Scholars Office, which oversees hundreds of student scholars, and spoken with several scholars. “I’m already impressed with their ideas and initiative. It’s going to be exciting to see them and all of our students grow and learn at Wake Forest University, and then take those skills out into the world to make an even greater impact,” Sheridan said.
Read more about Sheridan on the Dean of the College website.
Last week we distributed a survey to measure faculty and staff interest to participate in an Imprints Cares E-Learning Enrichment Center for school-age children. We appreciate those who were able to respond and provide us with valuable feedback.
That survey indicated there was significant interest in an Imprints Cares facility near campus and they are working to secure a location.
In the interim, Imprints Cares has offered to host a Zoom meeting tomorrow, August 6 at 5:00 p.m. for Wake Forest faculty and staff to learn more about their e-learning enrichment centers. Interested parents and caregivers are asked to submit questions to this Imprints Cares Google Form prior to the meeting. The Zoom details are included in the email you received.
We understand that Imprints Cares may not meet the needs of all Wake Forest families and encourage colleagues to continue to visit the Women’s Center website for additional resources for parents and caregivers.
WFU Human Resources & The Women’s Center
This message is sent on behalf of Provost Rogan Kersh and Vice President of Student Life Penny Rue:
Deep thanks for your extraordinary efforts to prepare for the semester ahead. We write with an update to our reopening plans. As you are aware, we continuously monitor the evolution of COVID-19 in our community, in North Carolina and throughout the United States. In daily consultation with public health officials, we continue to make adjustments to our approach and fine-tune strategies to maximize health and better prepare for a successful semester. Read more
The following information was emailed to faculty and staff this morning by human resources:
Faculty and staff have expressed concerns to WFU human resources about the recent Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools (WS/FCS) announcement to move to virtual learning for the first nine weeks of the school year. We understand colleagues with children in other school districts are grappling with similar challenges and uncertainties.
Imprints Cares, the largest provider of before- and after-school care in Forsyth County, would like to measure faculty and staff interest in enrolling their school-age children in an e-learning enrichment center and childcare program. Responses from this short Imprints Cares interest survey will help inform possible locations and whether a program for only Wake Forest families is feasible. Parents or guardians with school-age children are asked to complete the survey by Monday, August 3.
Imprints Cares has continued to offer Crisis Care and Summer Enrichment Camps throughout the pandemic while adhering to strict safety guidelines. Although weekly rates have not yet been identified, tuition will be competitive with other local providers. This care would complement Imprints Cares’ year-round community offerings, already utilized by many faculty and staff.
We recognize that this opportunity does not address the childcare challenges our families with Pre-K children and younger may still be facing and that it may not meet the needs of all families with school-age children. We continue to ask managers to remain flexible and work to meet the family needs of individuals whenever possible.
Additional resources for parents and caregivers are available on the Women’s Center website.
Access to Carroll Weathers Drive will be limited to one lane while resurfacing takes place from the intersection of Wake Forest Rd. to Palmer-Piccolo on July 27 – 28.
Construction crews will begin working at 7 a.m. on July 27 and continue until 5 p.m. on July 28. Wake Forest Rd. will experience a temporary one-lane interruption as crews are working on the intersection, during which time, personnel will help safely direct traffic through paking lot W1.