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.
See a list of staff and faculty milestones in November 2016:
The search committee for the new dean of the Z. Smith Reynolds Library is hosting an open forum for all Wake Forest faculty and staff on Thursday, Dec. 4, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the ZSR Library Auditorium.
In preparation for the gathering, please consider the following questions and come prepared to share your thoughts.
- Which major highlights about our nationally-recognized ZSR Library should be emphasized in order to attract top-notch candidates to the position?
- What challenges and opportunities might the next dean face in her or his first three years in this role?
- What are the most important professional skills and personal attributes required to be considered a strong candidate?
For those unable to attend the forum, please share your thoughts and suggestions by emailing email@example.com.
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At the Staff Rewards and Recognition Luncheon, Travis Manning and Shayla Herndon-Edmunds were named Employees of the Year.
Manning, the circulation manager at Z. Smith Reynolds Library, has been described as patient and kind to everyone, demonstrating a commitment to improving services every day. He has a great ability to build a bridge of understanding between people and provides superlative, exceptional service and always has a smile. He is the first to volunteer when there is a call for assistance, and he truly leads by example. As a problem-solver and supervisor of student workers, he helps scholars transition to university life and guides them through the uncertainty of starting a new job in a new place.
Herndon-Edmunds, the manager of diversity education in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, has built a reputation on campus for giving honest feedback and helping people understand how to approach others with the assumption of good intent. By conceptualizing an idea and forming a plan to implement that idea, she has introduced an education series that impacts all levels of the institution. She exhibits dedication to serving others and making a difference – both in the Wake Forest community and globally. By teaching others to understand themselves, those around them, and why we should value similarities and our differences, she has helped create a more inclusive environment for faculty, staff and students.
“The Staff Rewards & Recognition events enable our campus community to celebrate and appreciate our dedicated staff, whether they have been here for 5 or 35 years,” said Carmen Canales, chief human resources officer. “By honoring Employees of the Year, we further recognize exceptional service in the areas of integrity, accountability, inclusion, dedication to excellence, and Pro Humanitate.”
Congratulations to the 2013 ZSR Staff Recognition award winners!
- Travis Manning (Jill M. Tiefenthaler Employee of the Year Award)
- Ellen Makaravage (Helping Hands Award)
- Doris Jones (Unsung Heroine Award)
- Patty Strickland (Dedicated Deacon of the Year Award)
Categories: Faculty News