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February 2013 comings and goings

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Faculty, staff hit the bricks

Staffers Carol Benford and Anita Hughes hit the bricks.

Staffers Carol Benford and Anita Hughes hit the bricks. Click the photo to see a gallery from the event.

Faculty and staff helped the Wake Forest community “Hit the Bricks” hard this year, joining with students to run 25,396 laps around Hearn Plaza and to raise close to $30,000 for cancer research and the Brian Piccolo Cancer Fund.

Overall, more than 950 students, faculty and staff participated. Click to view a photo gallery »

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

  1. Crusaders: Charlene Buckley, Kevin Cox, Ryan Scholl, T.J. Peele, Sean Daly, Keaton Lee, Phil May, James Buckley, Kevin M. Smith, Rachel Cook
  2. Provost Elite: Susan Edwards, Angela Masarise, Lori Messer, Deborah Snyder, John Champlin, Andrea Ellis, Tomma Gustafero, Melissa Clodfelter, Pam Moser, Brenda Knox
  3. Center for International Studies: Jessica Francis, Steve Duke, Mike Tyson, David Taylor, Vini Sharma, Andrew Smith, Sandra McMullen, Elizabeth Miller
  4. ZSR Library: Susan Smith, Rebecca Petersen, Mary Beth Lock, Joy Gambill, Hu Womack, Peter Romanov, Travis Manning, Patrick Ferrell, Craig Fansler, Derrik Hiatt
  5. Residence Life & Housing: Ashley Jones, Andrew Imboden, Frank Shelton, Matt Clifford, Greg Moreau, Lisa Harris, Denise Willard, Donna McGalliard, Stephanie Ganser, Heath Greene

“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.

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Biggest Winners announced

Biggest Winners pose with trophy

The team of Will Sweat for Beer! poses with the trophy. From left to right: Rachel Cook, James Torrible, Brent Piper, Emily Johnson and Tommy Minta. Not pictured: Brigham Wall.

Many Wake Forest faculty and staff are enjoying their improved health and fitness after seven weeks of competition in the campus’ annual Biggest Winner event.

Six-member teams competed for seven weeks, gaining points for working out regularly, completing weekly team challenges and losing body mass.

Winners were:

  • Lifestyle Points and Overall: Will Sweat for Beer! (James Torrible, Rachel Cook, Brent Piper, Brigham Wall, Tommy Minta, Emily Johnson)
  • Challenge Points: What IS (Steve Allen, Greg Waters, Anthony Hughes, Jeremy Kindy, Jon Adams, Mike Monu)
  • Body Mass Lost: Yipee Ki Yay, Mother So Dear (Stephanie Skordas, Mark Anderson, Brett Eaton, Kris Hendershott, Jill Carson, Cheryl Walker)
  • Top Male (based on points): James Torrible
  • Top Female (based on points): Robin Godwin and Sandy Saulpaugh (tie)

The event was organized by Campus Recreation and led by Jessica Finnerty, assistant director.

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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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