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Wake Forest College Awards

The Award for Excellence in Advising

This award is presented annually at New Student Convocation to one or two faculty or staff advisers who demonstrate excellence in undergraduate advising. The award receives support from the Alumni Association.

Current Recipients: Ross Griffith, Director, Institutional Research, and Nina Lucas, Professor of Dance.

The Donald O. Schoonmaker Faculty Award for Community Service

This award was established in 1988 by the Wake Forest Alumni Council to recognize extraordinary community service of a respected teacher/scholar from the College.  The award was named in memory of Donald Schoonmaker (’60), professor of politics.  Dr. Schoonmaker was posthumously awarded the faculty prize for community service in 1993.

For additional information about Dr. Schoonmaker and the establishment of the Schoonmaker Award, please visit the Schoonmaker informational page.

Current Recipient: Dr. Jack Fleer, Professor Emerita, Political Science

Past Recipients

The Reid-Doyle Prize for Excellence in Teaching

This award is for a faculty member in the Wake Forest College who is still in the early part of his or her career.  The award was established in 1971 and renamed in 1986 in recognition of the generosity of the late Wilbur Doyle (’48), who endowed the prize to honor his philosophy professor, A.C. Reid.  The Reid-Doyle Prize is also supported by the Alumni Council and the Alumni Association.

For additional information about Dr. Reid and the establishment of the Reid-Doyle prize, please visit the Reid-Doyle informational page.

Current Recipient: Dr. Jessica Richard, Associate Professor of English

Past Recipients

The Jon Reinhardt Award for Distinguished Teaching

This award recognizes an experienced member of the faculty, distinguished as a teacher in the broadest sense of the word, and recognized not only for performance in the classroom but also for exemplifying the ideals of a liberal arts education.  To be considered for the award, faculty members must have held the rank of associate or full professor, or its equivalent, for at least a year.

For additional information about Dr. Reinhardt and the establishment of the Reinhardt Award, please visit the Jon Reinhardt informational page.

Current Recipient: Dr. Helga Welsh, Professor of Political Science

The Award for Excellence in Research

This award is presented annually to an outstanding young scholar in the College who is either an assistant professor or is in his or her fourth year or less as an associate professor.  The award’s monetary prize is made possible through support from the Alumni Association.

Current Recipients: Dr. Michaelle Browers, Associate Professor of Political Science and Dr. Fred Salsbury, Professor of Physics.

Past Recipients