This award was established in 1982 by the Wake Forest Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa to recognize an outstanding faculty member who bridges the gap between the classroom and student life.

The recipient must contribute beyond the expected duties of teaching and research. In 1997, the award was endowed by the Kulynych Family Foundation and the name was changed to honor the Kulynych family.

This award is given during the May faculty meeting.

The 2023 winners of the Kulynych Family Omicron Delta Kappa Award

Dr. David Wren
 Associate Teaching Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Chemistry Center

Dr. Mir Yarfitz
Associate Professor of History

The Kulynych Family Omicron Delta Kappa Award Winners

Academic YearWinnerDepartment
2023-2024Rebecca AlexanderChemistry
2022-2023David WrenChemistry
Mir YarfitzHistory
2021-2022Alessandra Von BurgCommunication
2020-2021John GemmerMathematics & Statistics
2019-2020Sam GladdingCounseling
2018-2019Stephen BoydStudy of Religions
2017-2018Silvia Tiboni-Craft Spanish & Italian
2016-2017Oana Jurchescu Physics
2015-2016Michele GillespieHistory
2014-2015Pat LordBiology
2013-2014Christian MillerPhilosophy
2012-2013Ken ZickLaw
2011-2012Tom PhillipsHumanities
2010-2011Ben King Business
2009-2010Jennifer Gentry
2008-2009Sherri BridgesBusiness
2007-2008Jennie Puckett
2006-2007David YamaneSociology
2005-2006Mary FoskettStudy of Religions
2004-2005James PowellStudy of Religions
2003-2004James CotterBusiness
2002-2003Sylvain BokoEconomics
2001-2002Helga WelshPolitics & International Affairs
2000-2001Angela HatterySociology
1999-2000Mary DaltonCommunications
1998-1999Bob EvansMedicine
1997-1998Katy Harriger Politics & International Affairs
1996-1997Kline HarrisonBusiness
1994-1995Anne BoyleEnglish