"Ron Noftle" Archive

Congratulations to retiring faculty and staff

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:

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URECA Center honors Noftle and Titus

The Undergraduate REsearch and Creative Activities (URECA) Center has honored professor of chemistry Ron Noftle and professor of art history Harry Titus with its highest honors for faculty.

They recently won the inaugural URECA Faculty Awards for Excellence in Mentorship in Research and Creative Work in the Sciences and Humanities, respectively.

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September 2012 faculty milestones

See a list of employment milestones reached by faculty in September 2012:

30 years
Maya Angelou; Reynolds Prof/American Studies

William Selden Hamilton; Professor, German & Russian

35 years
Andrew V. Ettin; Professor, English

Allan Louden; Chair/Assoc Professor, Communication

Teresa Radomski; Professor, Music

Cecilia H. Solano; Assoc Chair/Assoc Professor, Psychology

40 years
James J. Kuzmanovich; Professor, Mathematics

45 years
Ronald E. Noftle; Professor, Chemistry

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Proposals funded: Preslar, Noftle

  • Len PreslarCongratulations to Len Preslar, the executive director of Health Management Programs for the Schools of Business, whose proposal entitled “2012 Wake Forest Schools of Business Biotechnology Conference and Case Competition” has been funded by the N.C. Biotechnology Center.
  • Ron NoftleCongratulations to Ron Noftle, professor of chemistry, whose proposal entitled “Low Band-Gap Oligomers and Metal Organic Framework Ligands Based on Thiophene” has been funded by the Dreyfus Foundation.

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Ron Noftle receives national award

Ron NoftleDecades of working with undergraduates in his chemistry research has earned chemistry professor Ron Noftle national recognition. Noftle was one of 12 educators recently named a 2010 Senior Scientist Mentor by The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation.

“Many (senior) faculty no longer teach courses nor take on graduate students. Their wealth of experience and knowledge, however, makes them a unique and valuable educational resource for undergraduates,” said Mark Cardillo, executive director of the Dreyfus foundation. “This program provides for the development of a relationship between these senior scientists and the students as they engage in perhaps their first research experience to generate new knowledge.” Read more

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