Deacon Club Now Accepting Applications for Gene Hooks Achievement Award
Dr. Gene Hooks

June 17, 2011

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Gene Hooks Achievement Award recognizes a former Wake Forest athlete or coach who has exhibited traits of integrity, charity, leadership and embodies the Pro Humanitate spirit that Dr. Gene Hooks, former Director of Athletics, exhibited over his 45 years associated with Wake Forest University.

The Deacon Club is now accepting nominations for qualified candidates. To submit a candidate, please complete the application and return along with a letter of recommendation to the Deacon Club.

The deadline for nominations is August 15.

Nominations can be submitted via email to, faxed to (336) 758-4913, or mailed to: Attn: Stephanie Hudson, 499 Deacon Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC 27105.

In order to be eligible for the Gene Hooks Achievement Award, a candidate must meet the following conditions:

  • The candidate's athletic eligibility must have expired at least 20 years ago.
  • The candidate must be of good character and reputation and not have been a source of embarrassment in any way to the University.
  • The candidate should have an impressive record of service, charity, and honorable actions which mirror the character of Dr. Gene Hooks.
  • The candidate must have attended and participated in varsity athletics at Wake Forest University.
  • The candidate need not be a graduate of the University, but must have left school in good standing and with the good graces of University officials.
  • A maximum of four candidates will ultimately be voted on annually. The candidates will be selected by Wake Forest Athletic department staff and Varsity Club Advisory Board after a careful review of all nominated candidates.
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