Guestbook for: Melanie Nutt

Friends, colleagues and students share their best wishes for Melanie on the occasion of her retirement from Wake Forest University. Melanie has been part of the law school for more than 40 years.

35 Responses to “Guestbook for: Melanie Nutt”

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To Melanie Nutt

You don’t know me, but I do know a lot about you through my daughter Alicia Luchetti and whats said is always presented with her great respect for you. I just want to Thank You for all that you do and have done, not only for Alicia but for the students at Wake Forest Law School. Good luck in your retirement and your future endeavors.

Sincerely

Linda Bell

posted at 11:30 pm pm on March 9, 2011 by Linda Bell

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Wake Forest will miss you!

posted at 2:42 pm pm on March 12, 2011 by Nicholas Southwell

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Hello Ms. Nutt!!

How you manage to remember the names of all the law students is beyond me! You will be missed. Enjoy retirement!

Ashleigh

posted at 8:56 pm pm on March 13, 2011 by Ashleigh Wilson

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Melanie,
I know I’ve told you this before, but I’ll say it again. Without you, not only would I not be the lawyer I am today, but I probably wouldn’t be a lawyer at all. You not only convinced me to become a law student, but convinced me that Wake Forest was a good fit for me (and best of all, you help me find the money to pay for it). Now, 15 years later, I’m still practicing law and enjoying it (most days). Thank you so much for what you did for me and what you’ve done for every financially challenged law school student that has graced your office door.

JAMES

posted at 4:18 pm pm on April 6, 2011 by James Benson

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I’ve been practicing law in New Jersey for 25 years, but I still remember arriving at WFU and discovering that Melanie somehow managed to know almost more about my circumstances and what I needed to do to manage to afford law school than I did myself! Coming from a large, impersonal, Northeastern, urban undergraduate university, I came very quickly to the conclusion that WFU was the right choice for me, and Melanie was a big reason for that.
Jim Pryor, JD ’85

posted at 4:19 pm pm on April 6, 2011 by James K. Pryor

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Melanie, thank you for all that you did for me when I was applying to the law school–you were a big reason for the great impression I had then and now of the school (perhaps you were impressed with the three piece suit I wore to meet with you and audit the classroom experience??) You were always very encouraging to me throughout my 3 years and I truly appeciate all that you did for me and so many students over the years–your dedication to the Law School, students and faculty is a model for all of us. Unfortunately I have a speaking engagement out of town and will not be able to attend your reception–congratulations, God’s speed and the best to you and yours in retirement–Sincerely yours, Ed (Rusty) Gaines

posted at 7:17 am pm on April 19, 2011 by Ed Gaines

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Melanie — You are the reason I chose to attend Wake Forest Law School over several other competitive schools. You were so genuine and caring and made me feel that the atmosphere at Wake was one I wanted to be in for three years. Over the 3 years you always had a hello and a kind word for me and anyone else you passed in the halls. You will be missed but you surely deserve a nice, relaxing retirement! Best wishes!

Beth Kuhnlein Bristol, Class of 2007

posted at 10:22 pm pm on April 27, 2011 by Beth Kuhnlein Bristol

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Thank you for all your years of service to Wake Forest! -Robbie

posted at 1:09 pm pm on May 2, 2011 by Robbie Samuel

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Melanie, thank you so much for all you have done for me and the rest of the students of Wake Forest Law! You will be greatly missed! Good luck in the future!

Kim Byrd

posted at 1:28 pm pm on May 2, 2011 by Kimberly Byrd

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Ms. Nutt,

It was truly a pleasure to experience your gracious warmth and kindness. I wish you all the best as you move on to even greater endeavors. Continue creating your signature moments!

Tina

posted at 1:44 pm pm on May 2, 2011 by Tina Flowers

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I’ll never forget the welcoming face of Wake Forest Law School.

posted at 2:11 pm pm on May 2, 2011 by Ryan Carter

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Melanie,

You will never know how much you have meant to so much of us Wake Law students through the years. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication. Now enjoy your retirement…you deserve it!

Best Regards,
Lamar

posted at 2:43 pm pm on May 2, 2011 by Lamar Armstrong

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Melanie, Melanie, Melanie….

From the short time that I’ve known you, I feel as though we’ve known each other for decades. Thanks to the many conversations we have shared, where you have given me priceless personal counsel and imparted wisdom which I shall be sure to share with others. You already know the affection and adoration I have towards you.

I hereby grant you honorary Marine status,

Semper Fidelis,

posted at 2:12 pm pm on May 3, 2011 by V. Rio Kidd III

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Melanie;

You are a remarkable woman who has launched the careers of so many wonderful WFU law alums! Best wishes on the next chapter of your journey! It was a great privilege to work with you.
Holly Marion

posted at 2:30 pm pm on May 3, 2011 by Holly Marion

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Melanie,

It’s a pleasure and an honor to be ‘graduating’ with you this year. Travel far and, when you find time, visit Robin and I often!

posted at 11:01 pm pm on May 3, 2011 by Ira Knight

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Melanie,

I still remember when I met you in your office in Carswell Hall before I came to law school. That was too many years ago! I am glad we have had an opportunity to work together these last few years at Wake Forest. I wish you much happiness and enjoyment in your retirement. You deserve it.

Sincerely,
Terri

posted at 2:53 pm pm on May 10, 2011 by Terri LeGrand

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Hello Melanie,

You have made an indelible footprint on Wake Forest University School of Law! May your new endeavors become as successful as your previous ones. You will be missed but not forgotten!

Dian H. Smith

posted at 4:06 pm pm on May 10, 2011 by Dian H. Smith

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Melanie, we traveled that road together for 31 years. You did an amazing job and now you deserve a well-earned and delightful retirement! You will enjoy it once you get used to not getting in your car and going to Wake Forest every day. That is an adjustment but there is life after work! Thanks to Facebook and other social networks, you can still stay in touch with graduates however!

posted at 3:36 pm pm on May 11, 2011 by Faye Hinshaw Fulk

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I’m a recent (2010) graduate of the Law School. While I won’t be able to make it to the ceremony, I wanted to thank you for all the help and advice that you gave me and the rest of our class. My experience with Wake Forest would not have been the same without your presence. I wish you all the best in your future endeavors.

posted at 7:23 pm pm on May 11, 2011 by Kyle Fountain

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Melanie,

Congratulations! You will be missed! Brenda and I send our best wishes to you in your new opportunities.

Larry Pollard

posted at 12:29 am pm on May 12, 2011 by Larry Pollard

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Please Let Ms. Nutt know that I wish her the best in her retirement. She is one of those persons who made a real difference in the lives of many students at Wake Forest, as I know from personal experience (almost thirty years ago!). I am living overseas for two years with my family and so cannot attend her reception but would like to thank her and wish her well.

John C. Hunter

posted at 3:42 pm pm on May 12, 2011 by John Hunter

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Hello, Melanie !!!

It is hard to believe, but you and I go way back to 1969-1971 working together on the Wake Forest Law Review! Your dedication to the Law School has been nothing short of exemplary for the past 42 years, and we are all extremely grateful. I esecially appreciate the guidance that you extended to members of Sigma Pi Fraternity who were interested in attending law school after graduation from undergraduate school. Sometimes you recommended that they be accepted at WFU, sometimes you steered them toward a school that was more realistic for them, but always you were very thoughtful, kind and helpful! I am very pleased to inform you that the latest Sigma Pi to be admitted to WFU School of Law is currently ranked 5th in his 2L class, and he will be attending your reception with Carol and me on May 19th !!! Thank you, Melanie, for who you are and for all that you do for others !!!
With love and appreciation,
Gary

posted at 3:36 pm pm on May 14, 2011 by Gary B. Tash

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Hello, Melanie !!!
It is hard to believe, but you and I go way back to 1969-1971 working together on the Wake Forest Law Review! Your dedication to the Law School has been nothing short of exemplary for the past 42 years, and we are all extremely grateful. I especially appreciate the guidance that you extended to members of Sigma Pi Fraternity who were interested in attending law school after graduation from undergraduate school. Sometimes you recommended that they be accepted at WFU, sometimes you steered them toward a school that was more realistic for them, but always you were very thoughtful, kind and helpful! I am very pleased to inform you that the latest Sigma Pi to be admitted to WFU School of Law is currently ranked 5th in his 2L class, and he will be attending your reception with Carol and me on May 19th! Thank you, Melanie, for who you are and for all that you do for others!!!
With love and appreciation,
Gary

posted at 5:32 pm pm on May 14, 2011 by Gary B. Tash

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Melanie,

Congratulations on a career elevating Wake Law to the level it is today. I wish you all the best and say thank-you for your service and kindness.

Jason Witt, JD ‘04
http://www.swlawnc.com

posted at 1:00 pm pm on May 15, 2011 by Jason Witt

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Melanie,

Thank you for your years of service to the Wake Forest University School of Law and for your kindness and compassion for each class of law students. What a wonderful day it was for me when I met you during your admissions recruiting visit to the University of Texas. I appreciate all the kindness and sound advice that you gave me and others as law students at Wake Forest University, and as we launched our careers in the practice of law. I remember all the excitement we shared moving into the “new” Worrell Center, what great memories of time at WFU School of Law. Thank you for all you have done to make WFU School of Law a great institution. I wish you happiness and joy in your retirement!

Dawn H. Morgan
Mayor, Town of Kernersville
WFU Law 1993

posted at 11:19 am pm on May 19, 2011 by Dawn H. Morgan

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Ms. Nutt:

Enjoy your retirement! You’ve surely earned it. Thanks for all you did for Wake Forest (and me).

Best wishes,
Jeff Leonard JD ’97

posted at 2:36 pm pm on May 19, 2011 by Jeff Leonard

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Melanie, You were the first person I met at WFU Law, when I was pondering a significant career change in order to pursue my dream to become an attorney. Your encouragement and support gave me the courage to take the LSAT, apply to WFU, and ultimately become a “non-traditional student.” I will never forget, and will always appreciate, your kindness and your friendship. And know that I have never regretted my decision- the law school experience and now the practice of law is more than I ever imagined. I wish you many happy years as you move into this new chapter of your life. Susan

posted at 2:36 pm pm on May 19, 2011 by Susan Ryan, 2005

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Melanie,

Thank you so much for believing in me and for your assistance in obtaining scholarships for law school. You will be missed. I hope you have a fabulous retirement.

Beth Mabe Gianopulos (2001)

posted at 2:46 pm pm on May 19, 2011 by Beth Mabe Gianopulos

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Melanie, you have my sincerest admiration, my deepest respect, and love, too, for all you have done for me, personally, and for this wonderful institution. Without you, I most certainly would not be here and would likely not have attended WFU myself. We will “suffer” without you, but, of course, congratulate you on your unbelievable accomplishments here and wish you a long, healthy retirement!

posted at 3:19 pm pm on May 19, 2011 by Miki Felsenburg

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Ms. Melanie:
It has truly been a pleasure working with you for the past three years. We will certainly miss you but know that it is time for you to enjoy some “free” time. I know you will never ever retire!

posted at 3:32 pm pm on May 19, 2011 by Kala Taylor

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Melanie,

Congratulations on your retirement! You will always have a special place in my heart because you really screwed up by letting me in. I thank you nonetheless.

Adrian M. Lapas
WFU Law 1993

posted at 3:36 pm pm on May 19, 2011 by Adrian Lapas

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The first person I met who was associated with this school was Melanie Nutt. Without her, I simply would not have been able to afford to attend this institution. Melanie asked me to give her one week before I called UNC. I did, and she made it possible.

The second person I met in an official capacity was the young woman who was handing out our computer passwords. She and I ended up getting married. So I literally owe my career and my family to Melanie’s work getting me into Wake Forest.

Thank you, Melanie, and have a wonderful retirement.

John

posted at 4:04 pm pm on May 19, 2011 by John Burns ’97

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Ms. Nutt,

We met once in person and corresponded a handful of times online, but I wanted you to know that you had an enormous influence on my choice of WFU Law. Your kindness, frankness, and love of WFU surely permeated the entire admissions department. WFU loses a true ambassador with your retirement, and your replacement certainly has enormous shoes to fill. Best wishes.

Sincerely,

Ben Limehouse
Wake Law ’14

posted at 10:25 am pm on May 20, 2011 by Ben Limehouse

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Melanie-I LOVE teaching at Wake Forest, and I know in large part that’s due to you. In the 19 (gasp!) years that I’ve been here, there’s no doubt that you’ve shaped each class–and who we are as an institution–as much as any other person on the faculty or staff. I’m sure a huge number of our students would name “Melanie Nutt” as one of the key reasons they chose Wake Forest. And we as an institution are enormously indebted to you. Margaret Taylor

posted at 9:01 pm pm on May 20, 2011 by Margaret Taylor

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Melanie,
You were one of the first people I met on the road recruiting for my law school. You took me under your wing and I have valued you and your work ever since. You are another legend in law school admissions!! Congratulations to you and thank you for all your hard work and dedication to the law school admissions community.
Sincerely,
Charmaine McCall
Pitt Law Admissions

posted at 5:03 pm pm on May 25, 2011 by Charmaine McCall