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Ed Christman receives highest honor at Wake Forest convocation

February 22, 2007

Wake Forest University presented its highest honor, the Medallion of Merit, to Edgar D. “Ed” Christman, former Wake Forest chaplain, during the university’s Founders’ Day Convocation on Feb. 22.  Christman received the award during the 11 a.m. ceremony in the university’s Wait Chapel featuring speaker Paul Rusesabagina, whose story is chronicled in the critically acclaimed film “Hotel Rwanda.” 

Christman has had a strong affiliation with the university for more than 50 years.  He served as the university’s chaplain from 1969 until he retired in 2003 and was assistant chaplain at Wake Forest from 1956 to 1969.  A student at the university’s original campus in Wake Forest, N.C., Christman earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the university in 1950 and a law degree in 1953. 

Christman also received the Bachelor of Divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and the Master of Sacred Theology degree from Union Theological Seminary in New York City.

Several university teaching and research awards were also presented to Wake Forest faculty during convocation. 

The Kulynych Family Omicron Delta Kappa Award for Contribution to Student Life was presented to David Yamane, assistant professor of sociology.  Kenneth Berenhaut, associate professor of mathematics, and John Dinan, associate professor of political science, both received the Award for Excellence in Research.  The Reid-Doyle Prize for Excellence in Teaching was awarded to Errin W. Fulp, assistant professor of computer science.  Wendy M. Parker, professor of law, was given the Joseph Branch Excellence in Teaching Award.  Sara B. Moeller, assistant professor of finance in the Babcock Graduate School of Management, received the Cowan Faculty Research Prize.  The Kienzle Teaching Award was presented to Stephen H. Bryan, associate professor of accounting in the Babcock School. 

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