New Student Convocation

New students are welcomed to campus with a convocation in Wait Chapel during orientation weekend. The event features greetings from the University President, the Dean of the College and others.

The Award for Excellence in Advising is also presented. The award celebrates faculty or staff members who demonstrated excellence in undergraduate advising. It receives support from the Alumni Association.

2016 Information for Faculty

All faculty are invited to process at New Student Convocation, which will take place Monday, August 29th at 4:00 p.m. in Wait Chapel. All processing faculty should meet for New Student Convocation in regalia no later than 3:45 p.m. in front of Zick’s on Hearn Plaza (the old post office location). If you need to borrow regalia, please contact Chelsea Hosch in the Communications and External Relations Office at by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 22nd. Please provide your height, hat size, and name of your department in an email request. Regalia pick-up will take place on Thursday, August 25th from 2:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. in the Provost’s Conference Room (204E) of Reynolda Hall.

Award for Excellence in Advising winners

2016 — Katy Harriger, Politics and International Affairs, and Mary L.B. Pendergraft, Classical Languages

2015 — Betsy Chapman, Parent Programs and Dr. Al Rives, Chemistry

2014 — Luis Gonzalez, Spanish and Mary T. Gerardy, Campus Life

2013 — Brook Davis, Theatre and Dance, and Tom Phillips, Wake Forest Scholars

2012 — Rosalind Tedford and Hu Womack, Z. Smith Reynolds Library

2011 — Paul Thacker, Anthropology

2010 — Nina M. Lucas, Theatre and Dance, and Ross A. Griffith, Office of Institutional Research

2009 — Wayne L. Silver, Biology

2008 — Sharon K. Woodward, Health and Exercise Science

2007 — Christa L. Colyer, Chemistry

2006 — Perry L. Patterson, Economics

2005 — Robert L. Swofford, Chemistry, and Thomas W. McGohey, English

2004 — Helga A. Welsh, Political Science, and Leah P. McCoy, Education

2003 — James T. Powell, Classical Language, and Kathy B. Smith, Political Science

2002 — Elmer K. Hayashi, Mathematics, and Anne Boyle, English

2001 — Helen W. Akinc, Calloway School of Business and Accountancy

2000 — Hugo C. Lane, Biology

1999 — Mary Lynn Redmond, Education

1998 — Leo Ellison Jr., Health and Exercise Science

1997 — Jean Kimmer, Registrar’s Office, and Robert W. Ulery, Classical Languages

1996 — James P. Barefield, History, and Harry B. Titus Jr., Art

1995 — Larry E. West, German/Russian, and Phil Falkenberg, Psychology

1994 — Catherine T. Harris, Sociology

1993 — John L. Andronica, Classical Languages

1992 — Lula M. Leake, Assistant Vice President, and Herman E. Eure, Biology

1991 — Edgar D. Christman, University Chaplain

1990 — Carl C. Moses, Politics

1989 — Peter D. Weigl, Biology

1988 — Carl V. Harris, Classical Languages