ADVISORY: Media invited to WFU convocation featuring Lee Hamilton of 9/11 commission

By Maggie Barrett
October 25, 2004

Lee Hamilton

Members of the media are invited to attend Wake Forest University's Fall Convocation featuring Lee Hamilton, vice chair of the Sept. 11 commission, at 11 a.m. Oct. 28 in the university's Wait Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.

Hamilton will deliver the convocation address. Immediately following convocation, he will be available to take questions from the media during a brief press conference in Room 407 of Benson University Center.

Media seating for convocation is reserved in the first and second rows on the far right side of Wait Chapel. Cameras may set up along the right stairway and balcony. Media needing audio of the event should arrive at the chapel no later than 10:45 a.m.

In addition to Hamilton's address, the Wake Forest Concert Choir will perform. Three student boards — the Ethics and Honor Council, the Board of Investigators and Advisors and the Judicial Council — will be recognized during the convocation.

Wake Forest President Thomas K. Hearn Jr. will honor two alumni with the Marcellus E. Waddill Excellence in Teaching Award. The $20,000 award is given annually to one elementary school teacher and one high school teacher who graduated from Wake Forest. The Waddill award offers one of the largest monetary sums of any teacher-recognition award in the country.

The university will also present the Jon Reinhardt Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Donald O. Schoonmaker Faculty Award for Community Service to two faculty members.

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