WFU awards and recognitions briefs

The WFU Awards and Recognitions briefs celebrate milestones of faculty, staff and students at Wake Forest.

WFU receives ‘Silver Seal for Excellence in Student Voter Engagement’
Wake Forest received a “Silver Seal for Excellence in Student Voter Engagement” at the 2019 ALL IN Challenge Awards Ceremony held to recognize colleges and universities committed to increasing college student voting rates.

“Wake Forest is thrilled to receive this recognition, and our students get the credit for taking the actions that spurred these increases,” said Penny Rue, vice president for campus life. “ A Wake Forest education in the spirit of Pro Humanitate is designed to foster civic engagement, and our students are better prepared to be active citizens through the engaged liberal arts.”

Student participation in elections increased from the 2014 midterm election to the recent 2018 midterm election. According to the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement, an initiative of Tufts University’s Institute for Democracy & Higher Education, voter turnout at the more than 1,000 institutions participating in the study increased by 21 points from 19% to 40%

Read more on the Office of Civic and Community Engagement website.

WFU selected for new recruiting partnership with AmeriCorps VISTA
Wake Forest has been selected by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) for a new partnership with AmeriCorps VISTA designed to encourage participation in national service opportunities.

Shelley Sizemore, director of community partnerships for the Office of Civic and Community Engagement, will assume the responsibilities of AmeriCorps Campus Recruiter.

As a recruiter, Sizemore will promote national service throughout the Piedmont-Triad area and develop relationships with surrounding universities and colleges. She will assist local institutions with efforts to maximize public responsiveness and increase the number of applicants applying for service opportunities by hosting information sessions on national service and promoting service opportunities at events.

Read more on the Office of Civic and Community Engagement website.

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