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Services to the NC-ECHO (Exploring Cultural Heritage Online) project, the papers
of Samuel and Sarah “Sally” Wait were digitized.
In the Counseling Department, Sam Gladding was elected President of the
American Counseling Association, the world’s largest counseling organization, with
a membership of more than 56,000 in the United States and fifty other countries.
Donna Henderson was elected President of the Association for Counselor Education
and Supervision (ACES), a division of the American Counseling Association.
At the Divinity School, Katherine “Kitty” E. Amos became the first Associate
Dean for Academic Affairs and an Associate Professor of Christian education and
spiritual formation. Douglass Bailey (’60) became the Executive Director of the
Center for Urban Ministry, and Neal Walls became an Associate Professor of Old
Testament interpretation.
Winston-Salem State University held a Maya Angelou Day in appreciation of all
her accomplishments. Angelou (Humanities) spoke to over two thousand students,
faculty, and staff about tolerance and equality. Ed Wilson (’43), who retired from
active teaching in 2002, was one of seven individuals to receive the North Carolina
Award, North Carolina’s highest civilian honor, during the fall. An endowed chair at
Wake Forest was also established in his honor, the Edwin G. Wilson Chair in English
In Education, Linda Nielsen offered a course, Women’s Studies Internships,
which gave student volunteers a chance to serve Winston-Salem’s poor, neglected,
and abused women and girls. Patricia Cunningham and Dorothy Hall developed a
phonics curriculum, Month by Month Phonics, which was adopted by the New York
City public school system and featured in a New York Times story in January 2003.
The West African country of Benin awarded Sylvain Boko (Economics) its high-
est honor, Knight of the National Order of Benin, at a July 26 ceremony in Cotonou.
The campus held a candlelight vigil around the Quad in remembrance of
those who died in the 9/11 attacks in 2001
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