"Beth Hopkins" Archive

President: In honor of faculty, staff retirees

This message was emailed to faculty and staff May 12 from President Hatch:

Dear Faculty and Staff,

As we prepare to celebrate Commencement and the achievements of the Class of 2016, we also pause to recognize and honor the outstanding careers of our retiring faculty and staff members.

Please join me in thanking this distinguished group of leaders, colleagues, mentors and friends and congratulating them on many years of service to Wake Forest:


Umit Akinc, Professor, School of Business
Bern Beatty, Associate Professor, School of Business
Jonathan Christman, Associate Professor, Theatre and Dance
Yomi Durotoye, Associate Teaching Professor, Politics and International Affairs
Clay Hipp, Senior Lecturer, School of Business
Beth Hopkins, Director of Outreach, School of Law
Charles Lewis, Professor, Philosophy
Mary Martin Niepold, Associate Professor of the Practice, English
David Stroupe, Associate Professor of the Practice, Health and Exercise Science
Frank Tupper, Professor, School of Divinity
Byron Wells, Professor, Romance Languages


Donnie Adams, Manager, Facilities and Campus Services
Keith Allred, Assistant Director, Information Systems
Gary Alwine, Business Manager, Biology
Kathy Arfmann, Assistant Director, Finance Systems
Craig Bartholomew, Transportation Assistant, Graylyn
Garry Blankenship, Shuttle Driver, Parking and Transportation
Sandra Boyette, Senior Advisor to the President, President’s Office
Michael Caporaletti, Parking Enforcement Officer, Parking and Transportation
Julie Edelson, Editor, Researcher, Research and Sponsored Programs
Larry Etchison, Service Technician, Facilities and Campus Services
Jim Gardner, Service Technician, Facilities and Campus Services
Betsy Gatewood, Associate Director of CERE, Innovation and Creativity
Bill Giroux, Maintenance Technician, Graylyn
Reba Greene, Mail Service Clerk, Mail Services
John Henderson, Director, Information Systems,
Margaret Kittrell, Nurse, Student Health Service
Nancy Moore, Executive Assistant, President’s Office
Preston Oldham, Police Lieutenant, University Police
Nancy Respess, Assistant to Associate Deans, College Summer Administration
Joanne Ritter, Administrative Coordinator, University Advancement
Rick Rumley, Police Sergeant, University Police
Bruce Sanspree, Special Projects Coordinator, University Police
Debbie Walker, Conference Coordinator, School of Law
Keith Wise, Superintendent, Facilities and Campus Services

To our 2015-2016 retiring faculty and staff, thank you for sharing your gifts and talents with us for so many years. Your countless contributions will have a lasting impact on our campus, and you will forever be a part of our Wake Forest family.


Nathan O. Hatch

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Hopkins receives 'Dare to Make a Difference' award

Beth Hopkins, the Director of Outreach at the Wake Forest University School of Law, in the Worrell Professional on Friday, July 23, 2010.Beth Hopkins, director of outreach and professor of practice in the School of Law, was honored with the Martin Luther King Jr. “Dare to Make a Difference” Award in recognition of her efforts for human and civil rights on Jan. 18 at the Benton Convention Center.

Since 1981, an observance has been held annually at noon to commemorate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., according to event founder Mütter D. Evans, former owner and general manager of WAAA Radio, who continues to organize it.

This year’s event featured Congresswoman Alma Adams of North Carolina’s 12th District as the keynote speaker.

Three individuals — Hopkins, Nigel D. Alston and Rodney Sumler (posthumously) — were honored with the MLK “Dare to Make a Difference” Award in recognition of their efforts for human and civil rights.

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Parent, Wiethaus publish book with multiple WFU authors

Anthony Parent and Ulrike Wiethaus of Wake Forest have published a book which includes their own work as well as that of many other Wake Forest authors: “Trauma and Resilience in American Indian and African American Southern History.” It was published by Peter Lang Publishing in April.

Parent is a professor of history and American ethnic studies, and Wiethaus is a professor of religion and American ethnic studies, as well as being a 2013 Community Solutions Fellow with the Institute for Public Engagement.

Parent and Wiethaus wrote the introduction (“Un-doing Southern Silences”), and Parent wrote two chapters: “‘Home’ and ‘House’ in Harriet Jacobs’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl” and “Slave Songs as a Public Poetics of Resistance.”

Other Wake Forest authors and their chapter titles:

  • Beth Hopkins, director of outreach for the School of Law, “The Making of an African American Family”
  • Margaret Bender, associate professor of anthropology, “Language Loss and Resilience in Cherokee Medicinal Texts”
  • Margaret Zulick, associate professor of communication, “The Suppression of Native American Presence in the Protestant Myth of America”
  • Nina Maria Lucas; associate professor, director of dance, artistic director of the Dance Company; “Dancing as Protest: Three African American Choreographers, 1940–1960”
  • Christy Buchanan, professor of psychology; Joseph Grzywacz, associate director for research, Center for Worker Health, associate professor, department of Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine; “African-American Mothers of Adolescents: Resilience and Strengths”
  • Stephen Boyd, John Allen Easley Professor of Religion, “The Visceral Roots of Racism”
  • More publications

    Steven GunkelIn addition to his work on this book, Gunkel has recently published three entries in the Encyclopedia of White-Collar and Corporate Crime (Sage; 2nd Edition; July 2013): “Bernard Madoff,” Insider Trading Sanctions Act,” and “Times Beach Contamination.”

  • Ronald Neal, visiting assistant professor of religion, “Race, Class, and the Traumatic Legacy of Southern Masculinity”
  • Ana-Maria Wahl, associate professor of sociology; and Steven Gunkel, lecturer in sociology; “‘Living High on the Hog’? Race, Class and Union Organizing in Rural North Carolina”

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Hopkins wins Women of Justice award

Beth HopkinsProfessor Beth Hopkins (’73) was among nine Wake Forest women recognized at the 2012 Women of Justice Awards reception at the Raleigh Marriott City Center on Nov. 15. Hopkins, who is the director of outreach for the School of Law, received the Legal Scholar Award.

North Carolina Lawyers Weekly hosted the reception that recognized women across the state who have demonstrated leadership, integrity, service, sacrifice, and accomplishment in improving the quality of justice and exemplifying the highest ideals of the legal profession.

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Read more about Hopkins and student Kristina Wolf from the Winston-Salem Journal »

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'Losing to Win:' Race and college athletics

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Scholars, journalists, coaches, athletes, and athletic administrators will examine the complex racial issues affecting intercollegiate athletics during a major conference at Wake Forest April 13 and 14.

The conference, “Losing to Win,” will be held in the Benson University Center. It is free and open to the public.

A number of panel discussions will look at the racial issues of big-time athletics, including the recruitment of student-athletes; the lack of minorities in the coaching ranks; support services for athletes; the media’s portrayal of African American student-athletes; and the implications of Title IV gender equity.

The conference was organized by professors Earl Smith (sociology) and Tim Davis (law). Panelists or presenters from Wake Forest include Ahmed Taha (law), Omari Simmons (law), Hunter Willard (student athlete services), Dwight Lewis (student athlete services), Anthony Williams (multicultural affairs), John Llewellyn (communication), Beth Hopkins (law) and Angela Hattery (research professor).

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