"Dean of Students" Archive

Ishmael Beah to deliver keynote address for International Education Week

Author and activist Ismael Beah will be the keynote speaker for International Education Week, which runs Nov. 11 through 18.

His address is free and open to the public.  He will speak at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 in Wait Chapel. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

The week is sponsored by the Center for Global Programs and Studies, the School of Law, Campus Life, Latin American and Latino Studies, French Studies, Rethinking Community and the Dean of Students.  It will feature numerous events throughout the week.  A schedule is here.

A native of Sierra Leone, Beah is the author of the memoir “A Long Way Gone, Memoirs of a Boy Soldier” and the novel “Radiance of Tomorrow.”

Dr. Justin A. Chen, a psychiatrist, will address Wake Forest faculty and staff in a presentation on Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. in Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Room 401 (Ammons Gallery).  Registration is required.  The presentation will, in part, focus on learning more about the experience of international students studying in the United States and potential strategies for improving international student emotional wellness.

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Latest update on Hurricane Irma

This announcement was emailed to students, faculty and staff on Sept. 8 by Wake Forest Communications and External Relations:

Wake Forest is continuing preparations for potential effects from Hurricane Irma. At this time, officials are cautiously optimistic about a relatively low impact to the Winston-Salem area.

Current weather forecasts indicate a storm track that would take it west of the region around Winston-Salem and Wake Forest University.  Conditions in our area may include moderate levels of rain and wind beginning Monday and continuing through Tuesday.

The University’s Crisis Management Team is meeting regularly and will continue to do so in the days ahead.  Team members are consulting closely with senior University leadership as well as local and state officials to prepare for potential effects of the storm. Read more

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A message from President Hatch regarding Hurricane Harvey

President Hatch e-mailed this message to students, faculty and staff on Aug. 26:

Dear Wake Forest Students, Faculty and Staff,

Wake Forest University offers its support to students, alumni, parents, faculty and staff who have loved ones in the areas affected by Hurricane Harvey.

With many of our students returning to campus this weekend, we are mindful that we have members of the Wake Forest community who are either coming from Texas and Louisiana or have loved ones along the Gulf Coast.

We encourage you to contact the following resources, should the need arise:

  • Students experiencing issues returning to campus prior to the start of classes should contact their respective Dean’s office.
  • Parents are encouraged to contact the Office of Family Engagement should the University need to be aware of any extraordinary circumstances affecting their students.
  • And, as always, our Office of Alumni Engagement is here to assist with the needs of Wake Forest graduates.

The University will continue to monitor the news about Harvey’s impact and determine what specifically we can do to help students here as well as the greater Wake Forest family.


Nathan O. Hatch

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Comings and goings for April 2017

See a list of employees joining and leaving the University in April 2017:


Atkins, Christina Richards; Director of Records; Advancement: Gifts/Records
Barricelli, James R; Executive Director; WFUSB-MA Program Admin
Chen, Chunyan; Adjunct; ITS – Chinese
Craddock, Cory James; Security Officer; University Police
Gellar-Goad, Jake Alexander; Administrative Assistant; Wake Forest Scholars
Hardy, Montel Nicholas; Recruiting Asst – Fellowship; Athletics: Football
Harrell, Stormy Lynne; Collections Manager; Anthropology: Museum
Heffner, Steven Miller; Staff Physician I; Student Health Service
Hough, Ashley; Security Officer; University Police
Inzko, Hannah Ivy; Director Academic Technology; IS: CIO
Jackson, Aldeen Hiawatha; Shuttle Driver; Parking & Transportation
Johnson, Joseph Nathanael; Police Officer; University Police
Jones, Patrick Neal; Game Day Assistant; Athletics: Game Day Operations
Onocha, Immanuela Akpesiri; EHS Specialist; EHS
Owen, Courtney Leigh; Assistant Coach; Athletics: Soccer – Women
Parks, Michael Paul; Service Technician; FACS: Maintenance Team 2
Phillips, Harriet; Law Exam Monitor; Law: Registrar’s Office
Pilcher, Jennifer Marie; Desk Clerk; Graylyn: Rooms
Scales, Jessica LeAnn; Case Manager; Office of Dean of Students
Smith, Mackenzie Shea; Assistant Director, Multimedia; Athletics: Multimedia
Taylor, Cordeshia Sharae; Shuttle Driver; Parking & Transportation
Tedder, Gregory R; Police Officer; University Police
Van Dorsten, Katherine B; Special Projects Coordinator; Strategy and Operations
Wooten, Randi Lauren; Police Officer; University Police


Ballard, Brett Lee; Athletics: Basketball – Men
Benford, Carol Ann; Dean of Wake Forest College
Byrd, Kelsey Irene; Graylyn: Rooms
Childress, Heather McBride; WFU Art Collections
Fauser, Nancy Elaine; Biology
Gantt, Donald Reed; FACS: Custodial Services
Hart, Sherman R.; Reynolda House: Facilities
Hart, Wanda K.; Reynolda House: Facilities
Hennessey, Millicent Scotten; President’s Office
Jessee, Megan E.; Athletics: Soccer – Women
Jones, Marc Francis; FACS: Custodial Services
Murphrey, Gracely; Athletics: Sports Marketing
Ridge, Jane Overly; IS: Infrastructure
Stokes, Loyd Wade; Advancement: National Major Gifts
Thore, Katherine Ebert; Law: Elder Clinic
Verheyen, Jason Frederic; IS: Client Services
Waddell, Kaitlin Starr; Reynolda House: Store
Wilson, Daniel M.; IS: Infrastructure
Ziegler, McKenzie Elizabeth; Advancement: National Major Gifts

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Wake Forest student tested positive for meningitis

This message was emailed to students, faculty and staff on the morning of March 16 on behalf of Joanne Clinch, Clinical Director of the Student Health Service, and Adam Goldstein, Dean of Students:

Dear Wake Forest students, faculty and staff:

Wake Forest University Student Health Service has been informed that an undergraduate student tested positive for bacterial meningitis this morning. The student is currently being treated for this condition at a local hospital. No other recent cases of meningitis have been reported at Wake Forest.

Wake Forest is following the direction of the Forsyth County Health Department and infectious disease experts at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to minimize the risk of infection to our community. For privacy reasons, the University is not releasing the student’s name, though a team of Campus Life professionals is identifying and notifying individuals who may have had close contact with the student. At the advice of local and state health officials, preventive antibiotics will be promptly provided to the individuals who have been identified.

General information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) about meningitis, how it is spread, and how to protect yourself from infection includes:

  • Meningitis is a medical condition that is caused by inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. It often affects children and young adults, although persons of any age can become infected. A small number of people with this infection will have a serious illness. This disease is most commonly seen in late winter and early spring.
  • Meningitis is NOT a highly communicable disease. It requires direct and extended contact with the saliva, nasal and throat secretions of infected persons. After exposure, symptoms may be seen within 2-10 days.
  • Symptoms may include the following: sudden onset of fever, severe headache, rash, stiff neck, stomach pain, nausea or vomiting. Preventive antibiotic treatment is only recommended for individuals who might have had close contact with the infected student.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, please contact Student Health Service at x5882 (336-758-5882) or your primary care physician right away. If you have general questions about the University’s ongoing response, please call x7500 (336-758-7500). If updates or additional information for the campus community is needed, the Student Health Service website (http://shs.wfu.edu) will have the latest information.


Joanne Clinch, Clinical Director, Student Health Service
Adam Goldstein, Dean of Students

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