Awards

The following awards honoring teaching, service, and research were presented at the College Faculty Meeting in May:


Excellence in Advising Award

The Excellence in Advising award was established in 1988 to recognize outstanding advising in Wake Forest College, especially at the undergraduate lower division level. Supported by the Office of the Dean of the College, the award is both honorary and monetary. Nominations are solicited from all College faculty, staff and students with the award limited to faculty and staff advising in the College.

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Leah Roy
Teaching Professor, Performance
2020 Excellence in Advising Award Winner

The Kulynych Family Omicron Delta Kappa Award

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.

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Sam Gladding
Professor of Counseling
2020 Kulynych Family Omicron Delta Kappa Award Winner

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.

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Alan Brown
Associate Professor of Education
2020 Donald O. Schoonmaker Faculty Award for Community Service Winner

URECA Award for Excellence in Mentorship in Research and Creative Work in the Sciences

This award recognizes those faculty who share their passion for scholarship and creative activities and who encourage and inspire their students to work closely with them. Faculty and students are invited to nominate faculty for this award. Nominations are accepted in the fall semester, and the awards are presented at the Faculty Meeting in May.
 

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Patricia Dos Santos
Associate Professor of Chemistry
2020 URECA Faculty Award for Excellence in Mentorship in Research and Creative Work in the Sciences Winner

URECA Award for Excellence in Mentorship in Research and Creative Work in the Arts and Humanities

This award recognizes those faculty who share their passion for scholarship and creative activities and who encourage and inspire their students to work closely with them. Faculty and students are invited to nominate faculty for this award. Nominations are accepted in the fall semester, and the awards are presented at the Faculty Meeting in May.
 

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Zak Lancaster
Associate Professor of English
2020 URECA Faculty Award for Excellence in Mentorship in Research and Creative Work in the Arts and Humanities Winner

Award for Excellence in Research

The award recognizes a faculty member in the College 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 who endowed the prize to honor his philosophy professor, A.C. Reid.

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Kristen Beavers
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science
2020 Award for Excellence in Research Winner

Award for Excellence in Research

The award recognizes a faculty member in the College 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 who endowed the prize to honor his philosophy professor, A.C. Reid.

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Kristina Gupta
Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
2020 Award for Excellence in Research Winner

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. Recipients are announced at the Faculty Meeting in May.

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Stephanie Koscak
Associate Professor of History
2020 Reid-Doyle Prize Winner

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. Recipients are announced at the Faculty Meeting in May.

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Terry Blumenthal
Professor of Psychology
2020 Jon Reinhardt Award Winner

Additional Awards

 

College Board of Visitors Faculty Leadership Award

The College Board of Visitors sponsors an annual award to recognize outstanding academic leadership by faculty of the Undergraduate College. Each year this award will recognize a faculty member who embraces this philosophy of academic leadership and community-building, who has a proven track record of engaging their academic department and/or academic colleagues in achieving a vision that includes but extends well beyond their own department by pursuing opportunities for collaboration and innovation.  These efforts will have significantly advanced the goals of Wake Forest College, as embodied in our liberal arts tradition.


Hubert McNeill Poteat Lecture

Named in honor of Hubert McNeill Poteat, who taught at Wake Forest University from 1911 to 1956 and was widely known and respected as a Latin scholar, this lecture series is designed to recognize and celebrate the many achievements of our faculty in research, scholarly, and creative work.  The annual lectures are held each spring and are alternately sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the College and the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.