352 The History of Wake Forest
President Mathieu Kerekou presented Boko with a presidential medal during the
James Wilson (History) was one of twelve recipients of the Peace Corps’ Franklin
H. Williams Award at a June 4 ceremony in Washington, D.C. It honors Peace Corps
volunteers of color who have put their overseas experiences to work in their commu-
nities and professions to promote better understanding.
Debate Team Coach Ross Smith was named Coach of the Year in the Southeast
Region in March, and Assistant Coach Jarrod Atchison (’02) was named Graduate
Assistant of the Year by the National Debate Tournament. Smith, who became the
coach in 1984, was National Coach of the Year in 1997 and District VI Coach of
the Year in 2000. He had led more teams to the elimination rounds of the National
Debate Tournament than any other coach in the last decade, and his teams had won
every major intercollegiate invitational and round robin tournament at least once.
Atchison earned the best regular season record in the history of Wake Forest debate
during his senior year. He was named the second best speaker in the country in 2002.
Andrew V. Ettin (English) was presented with the Donald O. Schoonmaker
Faculty Award for Community Service at the Opening Convocation, and Katy Har-
riger (Political Science) received the Jon Reinhardt Award for Excellence in Teach-
ing. Former U.S. Senator Bill Bradley, also a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame,
delivered the Founders’ Day Convocation address, “America: The Path Ahead,” on
February 27.
Charlie Moyer resigned as Dean of Babcock School to return to the classroom
effective June 2003. He became Dean in 1997. Soon after his announcement, Provost
Gordon appointed a search committee for his replacement, chaired by Ken Mid-
daugh, Associate Dean for Management Education.
A year-long seminar series, Curing and Caring: The Present State and Future of
Bioethics in America, brought nationally and internationally known researchers and
specialists to both the Reynolda and Bowman Gray Campuses to speak on ethical
questions in biology and medicine. The events were sponsored by the University’s
Bioethics Task Force with grant support from the Fund for Ethics and Leadership.
With the country at war in Iraq, a group of concerned faculty led by Will Fleeson
(Psychology) organized the group Faculty Raising Dialogue. It offered public panel
discussions on February 4 and March 25. On March 3, students and faculty read
Aristophanes’s antiwar comedy, Lysistrata, in Shorty’s. More than 650 readings of the
play took place on that day in thirty-eight countries.
Carol Meyers (Duke), Margaret
A. Farley (Yale), and Katie Can-
non (Union Theological Seminary,
Richmond) spoke on feminist and
womanist theology during the inau-
gural Phyllis Trible Lecture Series
in the Divinity School on March 18
and 19. Michael E. Dyson, Avalon
Professor in the Humanities at the
University of Pennsylvania, gave the
keynote address at the University’s
Sylvain Boko
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