A letter from President Nathan Hatch to the community
Dear Wake Forest Faculty, Staff and Students,
Commencement season is a time of celebration and new beginnings for those about to graduate. It is also a time to say thank you and bid farewell to many of our friends, colleagues and mentors who have made Wake Forest University their home.
Please join me in congratulating and commemorating a marvelous class of Reynolda Campus faculty and staff retiring from Wake Forest this year. We are profoundly grateful for the countless contributions from this remarkable group of individuals, who together have more than 600 years of service to the University:
Categories: University Announcement
All members of the Wake Forest community are invited to a reception to honor Dean Emeritus Harold R. Holmes on Monday, Sept. 30, from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Green Room of Reynolda Hall. Remarks will be made at 4 p.m.
After 25 years of exemplary and devoted service, Holmes retired from his position as Associate Vice President and Dean of Student Services on June 30.
Wake Forest has been selected as one of nine lead consulting institutions (LCIs) for a national initiative on civic learning and democratic engagement by NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Eduction), the leading voice for the student affairs profession.
Last year, Wake Forest served as a lead institution for the initiative, lead by a committee of: Marianne Magjuka, Katy Harriger, Alessandra Beasley Von Burg, Shelley Sizemore, Norma-May Isakow, Harold Holmes and students Brad Shugoll, Kelly Chervin and J’Taime Lyons. Shugoll, as the fellow in student life, will continue to be involved this year. In 2012-13, Wake Forest’s major initiatives included: Wake the Vote, the inaugural ACC Lobbying trip to Washington, D.C., deliberative dialogues, and social action programs.
“The CLDE Initiative served as a catalyst for more intentional conversations about civic learning and democratic engagement,” Magjuka said. “I am excited to continue with this work at Wake, and to offer advice and feedback to other campuses as they work to increase civic engagement opportunities for their students.”
LCIs will act as mentors and resources for other lead institutions, and they will be called upon for their expertise and will serve as leaders in helping NASPA staff create and execute strategy, programming, and content for the initiative. For their work, Wake Foresters will receive tailored professional development experiences, publication and writing opportunities, and the chance to influence the ways in which student affairs contributes to the civic learning and democratic engagement field.
To learn more about NASPA’s Lead Initiative and view a complete listing of participating institutions, visit the NASPA website at: http://www.naspa.org/clde/lead_initiative.cfm
The Winston-Salem office of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP sponsored its Stories of Excellence Luncheon for the fifth graders of Cook Elementary School on Dec. 4, and Harold Holmes, the associate vice president and dean of student services at Wake Forest, was the speaker.
Holmes spoke to the students about always doing the right thing and focusing on education as a means to reach their goals. A group of 50, including students, teachers, a counselor, a vice principal and Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton attorneys and staff attended the luncheon.
Categories: Faculty News
On Nov. 3, Dean Harold Holmes was given a Lifetime Honorary Membership by the Southern Association for College Student Affairs for his contributions to the organization, including serving as president in 1997-’98.
Holmes also has been selected by the Winston-Salem City Council to serve as a member of the Citizens’ Organizational Efficiency Review Committee, whose responsibilities will be to conduct a comprehensive review of the city’s organizational structure, staffing, and efficiency in response to the ongoing impact of the economic recession on the city budget. The goal is to identify improvements that can be implemented as a part of the fiscal year 2013-’14 budget process.
Holmes is retiring this spring after 25 years of service to Wake Forest students.
Categories: Staff News