This is a guest post from Human Resources:
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.
For Wake Forest Communications and External Relations (CER), commencement planning begins early. All of CER — events, creative, digital, news and photography — begin laying the groundwork for graduation months in advance.
This year, University events, in addition to handling the distribution of 13,788 commencement tickets and managing a production schedule around campus renovation work, the team was responsible for overseeing a new commencement experience for graduates and their guests. Geni Greiner, who joined Wake Forest in February 2015, managed Commencement with her new team for the first time this year.
Categories: Staff News
Wake Forest has launched a new online interactive map in order to bring the University’s campus to life for those wanting to explore it virtually.
The new map (available at map.wfu.edu) is built on top of Google Maps and includes 3D models, 2D graphic overlays, photos and is mobile friendly. It covers the Reynolda Campus, including facilities along Reynolds Boulevard, as well as Reynolda House, Reynolda Gardens and Graylyn. The University’s digital communication team in Communications and External Relations (CER) teamed with concept3D and their Campus Bird platform for the project.
The map will be enhanced during spring of 2015 with videos, audio, 360-degree photos and virtual tours. The University now can edit the map to reflect changes on campus.
Categories: University Announcement
Faculty and staff helped the Wake Forest community “Hit the Bricks” hard this year, joining with students to run nearly 23,000 laps around Hearn Plaza and to raise close to $30,000 for cancer research and the Brian Piccolo Cancer Fund.
Overall, 17 faculty and staff teams participated this year. Click to view a photo gallery »
The top five teams in the faculty/staff division were:
- Crusaders (504 laps): Charlene Buckley, James Buckley, Kevin Cox, Ryan Scholl, Brett Eaton, Sean Daly, Rob McNamara, Phil May, Michael Shuman, James Torrible
- The Committee (Undergraduate Admissions, 417 laps): Dawn Calhoun, Paul Gauthier, Frank Brown, Lori Pilon, Brett Kaiser, Victoria Hill, Jennie Harris, Megan Massey, Ethan Groce
- Alumni Haul (Undergraduate Advancement, 378 laps): Paul Wingate, Mark Anderson, Mike Haggas, Stuart Tucker, Sarah Boerkircher, Megan Donovan, Pamela Bunten, Liz White, Curtis Bloomer, Sandy Saulpaugh
- Chemistry Department (378 laps): Megan Rudock, Rebecca Alexander, Mark Welker, David Wren, Amanda Jones, Kathryn Riley, Craig Clodfelter, Sarah Bergman, Lindsay Macnamara, Justin Piedad
- ZSR Library (290 laps): Barry Davis (captain), Susan Smith, Rebecca Petersen, Joy Gambill, Peter Romanov, Patrick Ferrell, Craig Fansler, Bill Kane, Chelcie Rowell, Lauren Suffoletto, Rosalind Tedford, Tanya Zanish-Belcher (for more from ZSR, see their blog, Flickr)
“Hit the Bricks” is part of a series of student-run events and activities to honor the former Chicago Bears running back, Brian Piccolo, who attended Wake Forest in the 1960s. The 1971 film, “Brian’s Song,” was based on the real-life relationship between teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers and the bond established when Piccolo discovers he is dying of cancer at the age of 26.