Congratulations to Jenny Puckett for receiving the Medallion of Merit this year!

The University’s highest honor, the Medallion of Merit, is presented to someone who has rendered distinguished service to the University, including past presidents, trustees, benefactors, alumni, and retired faculty and administrators. This year it was awarded to two members of the Wake Forest community, Jenny Robinson Puckett (‘71 P ‘00) and James T. “Jim” Williams (’62, JD ’66, P ’89, P ’92, P ‘96), for their outstanding achievements.

pucket.250x175At Wake Forest, Jenny Puckett has been a beloved Spanish instructor in the classroom and an enthusiastic contributor to student life. But Puckett’s love for Wake Forest is never more fully on display than when she tells us the stories of our shared past. One of her greatest research interests is the history of Wake Forest, telling the untold story of the University’s 10th president, Harold Tribble, who was charged with relocating the campus to Winston-Salem. Her historian status has grown legendary as she travels from coast to coast, telling alumni, parents and friends at Wake Will campaign events about the people, places and circumstances that have made the community of Wake Forest what it is today. Though she retired from teaching in 2013, her contributions in the classroom and across the country on behalf of Wake Forest have set her apart.

Past Medallion of Merit award winners.