Thursday, May 6, 2010

Wake Forest Faculty “Feel the Love” at Yearend Event

RoehmMThe joint faculty of the Wake Forest University Schools of Business gathered at Castle McCulloch in Jamestown, N.C., last week for the first combined annual Faculty Awards Gala.
Michelle Roehm, senior associate dean of faculty for the Schools of Business, conceived and planned the event as a way to recognize and reward the outstanding achievements of fellow Wake Forest professors in three key areas: teaching, research, and service.
Steve Reinemund, Wake Forest Dean of Business, opened the evening by noting the accomplishments of the combined Schools, including the undergraduate program’s number one ranking in Academic Quality for two consecutive years in BusinessWeek, our graduates achieving the highest passing rates in the nation for the fifth consecutive year on the CPA exam, the World Championship title in the KPMG Global Case Competition brought home by our undergraduate student team, and the significant increases in the graduate program rankings.
“None of these achievements would be possible without your leadership and support” Reinemund told attendees. “You are the key driver in the success of our school and in the education the students receive here. What I hear most in my interactions with students is the special relationships they have with you and how much it enriches their lives. Not only do you teach them in the classroom, but you serve as mentors as they navigate through their collegiate and life journey. I thank you for everything you do.”
To make the awards as meaningful and memorable as possible, award presenters were selected based on the connection they have to the award or honoree -- such as a past recipient or a strong peer relationship.
The full awards list by category can be found here.
Reinemund closed the evening congratulating all the award recipients, noting the honor and privilege that comes from working with such a dedicated group of remarkable people. He also recognized Roehm for her tremendous accomplishments. “She sets the standard for teaching, research and service and has been an inspiration to all of us,” he said.


No comments:

Post a Comment