This message was sent by President Hatch to faculty and staff on May 10. Retirees recognized at the 2017 Retiree Luncheon had informed Human Resources by March 24 of their retirement.
Dear Faculty and Staff,
As commencement approaches and we prepare to celebrate the achievements of the Class of 2017, we also pause to recognize and honor the 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 dedicated service to Wake Forest. On May 9, these retirees were honored at the 2017 Retiree Luncheon at Bridger Field House.
Gerald W. Esch, Professor, Biology
Charles R. Kennedy, Associate Professor, School of Business
Bruce R. Lewis, Associate Professor, School of Business
Jack R. Meredith, Professor, School of Business
Joel S. Newman, Professor, School of Law
Cecilia Solano, Associate Professor, Psychology
Richard T. Williams, Professor, Physics
Kenneth Zick, Professor, School of Law
Carol Benford, Administrative Assistant, Office of the Dean of the College
Vickie Cutting, Office Manager, Romance Languages
Bill Faircloth, Assistant Athletic Director, Athletics
Phil Gallimore, Assistant Director, Market Readiness, School of Business
Mary Gerardy, Associate Vice President for Campus Life, Campus Life
Edward Goode, Custodian, Facilities and Campus Services
Alice Goodman, Administrative Assistant, Classical Languages
Ron Harrell, Custodian/Team Lead, Facilities and Campus Services
Debbie Hellmann, Grant Accounting Manager, Financial and Accounting Services
Anne Hodges, Director, University Advancement
Tommy Johnson, Superintendent, Real Estate
Marc Jones, Manager, Facilities and Campus Services
Barry Murray, Service Technician, Facilities and Campus Services
Gail Newport, Operations Manager, Benson University Center
Dallas Nifong, Service Technician, Facilities and Campus Services
Kathy Odom, Financial Assistant, School of Law
Larry O’Neal, Service Technician, Real Estate
Priscilla Parker, Administrative Assistant, University Advancement
Carolyn Potts, Office Manager, Student Health Service
Jay Riedel, Foreman, Facilities and Campus Services
Jim Rae, Sergeant, University Police
Willie Singletary, Custodian, Facilities and Campus Services
Pat Starkey, Administrative Assistant, School of Law
To our 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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This is a guest post from Human Resources:
Members of the campus community honored service milestones of more than 250 Wake Forest staff members who were celebrating approximately 2,800 combined years of service. These individuals were recognized at the 16th annual Staff Rewards & Recognition on Tuesday, October 11 at Bridger Field House. Later in the day, a campus-wide reception was open to all faculty and staff in the Green Room of Reynolda Hall.
Staff members celebrating 30 or more years of service included:
- 30 years: Cathy Chinlund (Advancement), Sherman Hart (Reynolda House), Gale Newport (Benson University Center), Beth Tedford (Z. Smith Reynolds Library)
- 35 years: Janet Cromer (School of Law), Cindy Davis (Biology), Mike Ford (Campus Life), Dallas Nifong (Facilities & Campus Services)
- 40 years: Michael Bottoms (University Police), Carrnell Covington (Facilities & Campus Services), Ann Knox (Parking & Transportation)
Betsy Chapman, Director of Parent Giving, and Patty Kennedy, Administrative Assistant in the Department of Health and Exercise Science, were also recognized as Employees of the Year. They were nominated by faculty and staff for their contributions in the areas of innovation, integrity, accountability, inclusion, and Pro Humanitate.
Chapman was honored for mentoring students and helping parents feel part of the Wake Forest experience. The Daily Deac blog she authors was cited throughout her award nomination as a highly effective way to connect parents with the campus community. As the nomination reads, “Betsy is a valuable asset to Wake Forest, and her professionalism and genuine love for the university and its students should be commended!”
Kennedy was recognized for embracing new ideas and serving as a positive role model for new staff members. The award nomination states, “Patty is always thinking of creative ways to deal with problems, with the goal of making positive changes for everyone. She is well aware of the need to serve both the department and the community.” Kennedy has demonstrated this community service through her work with the United Way and Arts Council.