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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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February 2016 faculty and staff milestones

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Faculty, staff hit the bricks

President Nathan Hatch with students

President Nathan Hatch walks with student organizers.

Faculty and staff helped the Wake Forest community “Hit the Bricks” hard this year, joining with students to run 25,571 laps around Hearn Plaza and to raise $26,782 for cancer research and the Brian Piccolo Cancer Fund.

Overall, more than 900 students, faculty and staff participated. Click to view a faculty/staff photo gallery »

The top five teams in the faculty/staff division were:

  • The Crusaders: Caitlin Burchette, Kathryn Yamamoto, Brett Eaton, Jonathan Cox, Kevin Cox, James Buckley, T.J. Peele, Phil May, Mark Henley
  • The Committee (Undergraduate Admissions): Dawn Calhoun, Paul Gauthier, Andrew Britt, Mark Hoover, Anthony Tang, Frank Brown, Phyllis Clodfelter, Kim Snipes, Bonnie Kiger
  • Provost Elite Team: Susan Edwards, Pam Moser, Deborah Snyder, Lori Messer, Andrea Ellis, Diane Samuel, Melissa Clodfelter, John Champlin, Tomma Guastaferro, Angela Mazaris
  • Parent Programs: Betsy Chapman, Austin Shrum, Rachael Walker, Rachel Cook, Mark Anderson, Paul Wingate, Joanne Ritter, Elizabeth Volker
  • Residence Life and Housing: Stephanie Ganser, Nicole Rodriguez-Pastor, Matt Clifford, Lisa Harris, Matt Imboden, Donna McGalliard, Frank Shelton, Michelle Waites Read more

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February 2011 staff milestones

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Luz E. Acevedo, Custodian, Facilities and Campus Services Read more

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