In 1988, the Wake Forest Alumni Council established a faculty prize that recognizes the community service of a respected teacher/scholar from the College or the School of Business. Community service will be defined as service to either the greater community or the University community, or a combination of the two. In the summer of 1993, the award was named in memory of Don Schoonmaker (’60), Professor of Politics and the 1993 recipient of the faculty prize for community service.
A committee composed of faculty, administrators, and alumni selects the recipient through a nomination process.
Please include specific information about how your nominee has served the Wake Forest community and/or the community at large. You may re-nominate any candidate from a previous year whom you would like to have considered again by simply updating your letter.
Nominations should include:
- A letter of nomination (maximum 2 pages)
- Details on community service, including the amount of involvement, actions taken, achievements, and impact on the community
The 2021 winner of the Donald O. Schoonmaker Faculty Award for Community Service
Alessandra Von Burg
Associate Professor of Communication
The Donald O. Schoonmaker Faculty Award for Community Service Winners
|2010-2021||Alessandra Von Burg||Communication|
|2017-2018||Simone M. Caron||History|
|2014- 2015||Mary Dalton||Communication|
|2013-2014||Ulrike Wiethaus||American Ethnic Studies|
|2008-2009||Paul Ribisl||Health and Exercise|
|2001-2002||Richard Sears||Political Science|
|1994-1995||Deborah L. Best||Psychology|
|1993-1994||Donald L. Schoonmaker||Politics|
|1990-1991||J. Edwin Hendricks||History|