"Awards" Archive

WFDD wins prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) has awarded 88.5 WFDD a National Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Innovation for its Community Conversation on Mental Health. This comes after the station received three Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for Large Market Radio in Region 8, which encompasses Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

Murrow Awards, among the most prestigious in broadcast and digital news, are presented to news organizations that demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Murrow set as a standard for the profession of broadcast and digital journalism.

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ACC honors President Hatch for exemplary service

20120817hatch7709The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) has bestowed the “President’s Award for Exemplary Service to the ACC” to President Nathan O. Hatch.

The award was announced at the ACC’s spring meeting Tuesday evening.

Each year, the outgoing Conference President honors someone for commendable service to the ACC during the year of the president’s term or over an extended period of time.

Martha Putallaz, the 2014-2015 ACC President and faculty representative for Duke University, chose to honor Hatch for demonstrating exceptional leadership during what she called “a most pivotal, challenging and transformative time in the history of intercollegiate athletics.” 

In April 2010, Hatch agreed to represent the ACC on the NCAA Division I Board of Directors and was then elected chair two years later. He served as Division I Board Chair from August 2012 until January 2015.

Under his leadership, the NCAA developed a new, more streamlined and efficient governance structure, raised academic standards, restructured enforcement, increased autonomy for power conferences, and brought student-athletes into the governance process, among other accomplishments.

He also played an instrumental role in the ACC expansion effort that welcomed the University of Notre Dame, where Hatch served as Provost prior to coming to Wake Forest, to the conference.

“President Hatch was able to achieve all that he did because he was a truly effective and patient leader, one who listened and could make all parties feel valued and heard, a man of great integrity trusted by all, and who truly represented the best interests of academics and athletics as a paired endeavor,” said Putallaz.

“It has been a privilege to represent Wake Forest, and all of the member institutions of the ACC, as the NCAA took historic steps to advance and modernize intercollegiate athletics,” said Hatch. “I accept this award with honor and gratitude for the people and institutions that have allowed me to pursue my professional and personal passions as an academic, an administrator and an athletics supporter.”

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CER recognized for outstanding work and expertise

forestry101.300x175Communications and External Relations (CER) has had an impressive year thus far. From award-winning publications to photos to speeches, CER continues to be considered an international leader among peer institutions and in the design and communication industries. In recognition for outstanding work and expertise, CER was recognized by the following organizations:

Council for Advancement and Support of Education, CASE

Advancement’s premier international awards program, Circle of Excellence recognizes the work of CASE members, acknowledging superior accomplishments that have lasting impact, demonstrate the highest level of professionalism and deliver exceptional results. Winning programs epitomize the profession’s best practices, raise standards and contribute to a growing body of knowledge about advancement.

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Clifford receives SACSA's Mid-Level Professional Award

matt.clifford.300x175On November 4, Matt Clifford, director of residence life, received the inaugural Mid-Level Professional Award at the 64th Annual Conference of the Southern Association for College Student Affairs (SACSA) in Baltimore, Md.

The Mid-Level Professional Award recognizes a mid-level professional who has provided exemplary service to SACSA and on a college or university campus. The criteria include a minimum of six years of full-time professional experience in a higher education setting and demonstrated service to SACSA. The award-winner must also possess outstanding character and serve as a role model for other new and mid-level professionals.

Clifford’s leadership positions with SACSA include:  2006-07, Member of the Local Arrangements Committee Team; 2011-12 Resource Room & Involvement Chair; 2012-13 Talent Development Chair, 2013 Annual Conference Committee Program Chair, and 2014 Annual Conference Committee Chair.

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