On Wednesday, September 11, 2013, Wake Forest University’s Institute for Public Engagement hosted their first Fellows and Friends Luncheon of the school year on the topic of serving and supporting our public schools. The event was hosted by Dr. Alan Brown from the Department of Education.
The purpose of this event was to share information about recent policy decisions and budget cuts to North Carolina public schools and consider what role the Wake Forest community can play in serving and supporting public education while promoting engaged teaching and learning in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. In total, close to forty members of the Wake Forest faculty, staff, and student body attended the event.
The luncheon’s panel of speakers included Dr. Alan Brown from the Department of Education, Dr. Sara Dahill-Brown from the Department of Politics and International Affairs, Dr. Beverly Emory, Superintendent of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, and Ms. Rodessa Mitchell, Vice President of Education and Workforce Development for the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce.