WILMINGTON — Many Wilmington College students from the past nine years possess pleasant memories of dining with President Jim and Sue Reynolds while also seeing them support student endeavors in academics and extra-curricular activities, and through their cheerful greetings “hello” while passing them on campus.
The Student Government Association (SGA) recognized WC’s First Couple with the 2020 Van Black Award presented at last week’s virtual Student Honors Convocation. Also, Dr. Michael Goldcamp, associate professor of chemistry, received the SGA’s Teaching Excellence Award.
Goldcamp’s award recognizes a faculty member whose involvement with teaching students to comprehend at a higher level of education goes above and beyond that professor’s job description. He has been a member of the chemistry faculty since 2003.
Jim Reynolds has served as president since mid-2011 and he and his wife, Sue, are known for placing the well-being of students as paramount. They will be leaving the College next month when he assumes the presidency of Millikin University, which is located in his hometown of Decatur, Ill.
The Van Black Award is presented annually, in honor of a former member of the Residence Life staff, to a faculty or staff member whose support of students far surpasses the job description for his or her position, and whose contributions to student life have been exceptional.
Jim and Sue Reynolds are well-known and greatly appreciated for their focus on students.