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13 members of Wake Forest community honored for completion of CORE program

This is a guest post from Human Resources:

2018 CORE honorees

During a recognition luncheon on March 2, 13 members of the Wake Forest community were presented with plaques honoring their completion of the CORE program.  Colleagues and supervisors were in attendance to help congratulate the honorees.  This year’s plaques were made from reclaimed wood from an oak tree that stood on the grounds of the President’s Home.  Many thanks to the Facilities and Campus Services Construction Team for making these unique and special awards!

The 2018 CORE Honorees include:

Mark Anderson, University Advancement CORE Leader
Ashley Graham Phipps, Employer Relations
Sonya Izzard, Student Financial Services
Christy Lennon, Human Resources
Kayla Lisenby, LGBTQ Center (not pictured)
Sharon Lunsford, School of Business CORE AP
Travis Manning, Z. Smith Reynolds Library
Kim McGrath, University Advancement CORE Leader
Lisa Simmons, Employer Relations
Darlene Starnes, Intercultural Center (not pictured)
Lauren Trethaway, Student Financial Services CORE Leader (not pictured)
Cheryl Walker, University Advancement CORE Leader
Denise Williard, Residence Life and Housing

CORE, which stands for “Cultivating our Organization to Realize Excellence,” was launched in September of 2011.  CORE is built around 5 competencies that are meaningful and relevant to our campus:  communication, community, leadership, organizational acumen, and personal progression.

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Reaffirming support for our transgender community

This message was emailed to students, faculty and staff on Feb. 23 by University administrators Rogan Kersh, Penny Rue and Barbee Oakes:

Dear Wake Forest students, faculty and staff:

We have reviewed new guidance from the Department of Education and the Department of Justice regarding transgender students. This Dear Colleague Letter rolled back significant guidance issued last May delineating institutional responsibility to treat trans students according to their gender identity.

On behalf of Wake Forest University, we are in full support of our transgender community. We invite you to read the thoughtful message, prepared by LGBTQ Center Director Angela Mazaris and Program Coordinator Kayla Lisenby, which affirms our values and support for all people. We are fortunate to have such caring leadership in our LGBTQ Center, which has been at the forefront of providing education, advocacy, and support to the campus community around issues of gender identity and sexual orientation since its inception in 2011.

In addition, our Transgender Policies Workgroup formed last fall aims to ensure that Wake Forest provides the best possible experience of inclusion for trans members of our community – students, faculty, staff, and visitors – and it will continue to do so. The recently released Dear Colleague Letter does nothing to change our steadfast commitment to helping create a safe and supportive educational and work environment for trans students and colleagues. Leaders across the University share our affirmation.

Now is the time to reach out and provide support to members of our transgender community as we seek to create an inclusive, welcoming and supportive campus. Our LGBTQ Center, Counseling Center, Student Health, Dean of Students Office, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Chaplain’s Office and many other campus resources are all ready and eager to help students navigate the shifting legal landscape and claim their place here at Wake.

Sincerely,

Rogan Kersh, Provost
Penny Rue, Vice President for Campus Life
Barbee Oakes, Chief Diversity Officer

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