Posted: December 20th, 2007
Alumnus Mike Wells, Sr. (JD’74) was recently awarded the Duke Energy Citizenship and Service Award for his outstanding service to the Winston-Salem community. Recognized for his leadership in a variety of volunteer efforts, Mikehas served on many non-profit boards and was the past chairman of the Wake Forest University Planned Giving Council; member, Estate Planning Council of Winston-Salem, Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association, National Association of Elder Law Attorneys; chair of the Communications Committee for the North Carolina Bar Association for 2004-2006; North Carolina Baptist Hospital Board of Trustees (2005-Current ); Salvation Army, Forsyth Tech, United Way, Winston-Salem Business, and Wake Forest University Law Board of Visitors.
As chair of 2006 United Way annual campaign, his tireless efforts resulted in exceeding the $17 million mark. While leading the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce Board, he significantly increased the number of volunteer tutors for the Wings program and was instrumental in the start of the Chamber3 organization promoting cooperation among Triad area chambers. He has taken an active role in improving the graduation rate among Forsyth County high school students. Mike is a senior partner with the Wells Jenkins firm in Winston-Salem. He writes a legal column for the Winston-Salem Journal and is the popular host of the WSJS Radio show “You and the Law.”