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award for students in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. She
received $7,500 toward the cost of tuition during the 2003–2004 academic year.
Rising senior Jennifer Harris, an economics and political science major, was
named a Truman Scholar, one of seventy-six students selected by the Harry S. Tru-
man Scholarship Foundation. Harris was also one of twenty students named to the
second team on USA Today’s fourteenth All-USA College Academic Team, which
honored students for outstanding intellectual achievement and leadership. Rosita
Najmi, also a rising senior, earned an honorable mention.
Matt Hinson, a senior history major, won first place in the central Atlantic region
in the 2003 Global Student Entrepreneur Awards. He was the second Wake Forest
student to win this award in the past three years. Ricky Van Veen, a business major,
won in 2001 for a profitable website he had created, http://www.collegehumor.com.
Michael White published the last of his popular “Abercrombie and Wake”
cartoons in the Old Gold and Black in April. The cartoon, featuring the sparring of
two “typical” Wake Forest students, ran regularly for three years. Even when he was
studying abroad, White sent “Abercrombie and Venice” to the paper.
In his last Heath and Exercise Science class on bowling, senior Mike Vredenburg
scored a perfect 300.
Ryan Ramsey was Student Government President; Will Wingfield was Editor-in-
Chief of the Old Gold and Black; Alan English was Editor-in-Chief of The Howler; and
the Student Trustee was Jonathan Kelly.
Riley Hollingsworth, Special Counsel to the Federal Communications Commis-
sion, was honored by the Amateur Radio Club on March 6. The club, founded in
2001, created a chapter for alumni. Hollingsworth was its inaugural member.
At a recognition banquet, the Order of the Omega, the Greek honor society, pre-
sented awards to the fraternity and sorority member who contributed most to both
campus life and the Winston-Salem community during the year. The first recipients
were Brett Bechtel of Theta Chi and Tyler Overstreet of Kappa Kappa Gamma.
In anticipation of pledge night and in support of love, the Student Union spon-
sored a lecture by Boston College Professor Michael Christian, author of The Art of
Kissing under the pseudonym William Cane. He did not lecture so much as engage
students in demonstrations. Eight volunteers, four men and four women, followed
his instructions to show how to “liplock,” “neck kiss,” “bite kiss,” “French kiss,”
“vacuum kiss,” and, most important, avoid “hickies.” The demonstrations and what
followed on pledge night were not the same.
Facilities, Finances, and Alumni
Seniors Nazlia Alimohammadi of Winston-Salem and Anna Clark of Durham, North
Carolina, created a sculpture in front of Salem Hall as a part of a public art course
taught in fall 2002 by Associate Professor of Art David Finn. It is a picnic table, called
“Periodic Table” in reference to Mendeleyev’s periodic table of the elements; the
benches even reproduce the auxiliary groupings of the rare earth elements. Alimo-
hammadi built the steel structure, and Clark hand-painted the tiles mounted on the
surface. The student affiliate chapter of the American Chemical Society provided
funds, and Assistant Professor of Chemistry Paul Jones served as project liaison.