Advisory: Media invited to Wake Forest convocation featuring Sen. Richard Burr

By Maggie Barrett
February 17, 2006

Members of the media are invited to attend Wake Forest University's Founders' Day Convocation, featuring Sen. Richard Burr, a graduate of Wake Forest University, at 11 a.m. Feb. 21 in the university's Wait Chapel.

The event is free and open to the public. Immediately following the ceremony, Burr will be available to answer media questions in Room 344 F in Benson University Center. The press conference will last approximately 15 minutes.

Burr served five terms representing the 5th Congressional District of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2004.

During the ceremony, Wake Forest will present the Medallion of Merit, its highest award for service to the university. This year, the award will go to Thomas K. Hearn Jr., Wake Forest president emeritus, and T. Eugene Worrell, Wake Forest alumnus, life trustee and benefactor.

Media seating for convocation is reserved in the first and second rows on the far left side of Wait Chapel. Cameras may set up along the stairways and balcony. It is recommended that media needing audio of the event arrive at the chapel at 10:30 a.m. Media may park in Davis Field, or in visitor, faculty/staff and student spaces.