Emily Neese, vice president of strategy and operations, will speak at the Feb. 12 meeting of the Staff Advisory Council (SAC). She will share updates about building and construction projects on and off campus.
The SAC’s February meeting will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday in the Benson University Center, Room 401 B/D. The meeting is open to staff and others.
The meeting and event schedule for the SAC is available on its website.
Bobby Muuss, coach of the men’s soccer team, will be among the speakers at Campus Connections on Dec. 15. The event will begin at 8:45 a.m. with a light breakfast in Benson University Center, Room 401.
Other speakers will include Emily Neese and Paúl Pauca, who will present on Makerspace at the University. Neese is associate vice president for strategy and operations and Pauca is Lelia and David Farr Faculty Chair of Innovation, Creativity & Entrepeneurship, as well as professor of computer science.
Malika Roman Isler, director of the Office of Wellbeing, will present on the office’s Wellspace’s initiative.
For those unable to attend, the event will be available through WebEx.
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The Wake Forest community successfully concluded the 2015 WakeUnited Campaign in December, raising $350,000 to benefit the United Way of Forsyth County. WakeUnited is the University’s annual campus campaign, which runs during the month of October each year.
The United Way brings together local organizations, agencies, and individuals to work together for the benefit of all in Forsyth County. Donations to the annual campaign support the United Way’s community-wide efforts to:
- Raise the local high school graduation rate
- Decrease chronic homelessness
- Increase financial stability
- Increase access to health care and quality of life
Individuals can also give to the non-profit, human service agency of their choice through United Way of Forsyth County. As well, this year the United Way unveiled its new “Place Matters” initiative, a resident-led initiative to target investments where they are most needed in our community.
This year’s WakeUnited Campaign featured a collaboration with the Pro Humanitate Institute and the Office of Wellbeing; together these offices helped to sponsor the 2016 Champion Challenge to encourage participation in the campaign. “Team Taylor,” comprised of staff from Facilities and Campus Services, blew the competition out of the water with over 90 percent participation in the campaign. Additionally, this year’s campaign featured weekly drawings for raffle prizes through the “16 in ’16” challenge; prizes were awarded to Emily Neese, Jessica Sheedy, Tim Pyatt, and the grand prize went to Patrick Sullivan. Congrats to all!
Allison McWilliams, director of mentoring and alumni personal and career development, and the chair of this year’s campaign, notes that the investment that Wake Forest staff and faculty make each year in the WakeUnited campaign extends beyond the actual dollars raised: “By supporting the United Way’s work in Forsyth County, we are acknowledging that Wake Forest does not just exist in this community, we are part of it. Its successes and challenges are ours, as well. I could not be more humbled by and grateful for the generosity of our colleagues at Wake Forest.”
The 2016 WakeUnited Campaign chair is Roger Beahm, professor of the practice in marketing and WestRock Executive Director, Center for Retail Innovation. For more information about the WakeUnited campaign, visit http://unitedway.wfu.edu.
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Open to all staff, this important SAC meeting will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in Farrell Hall, Broyhill Auditorium. For more information about the SAC, visit sac.wfu.edu.