Wake Forest Fellows announced for 2017-18
Nine seniors will remain in the Wake
Forest campus community after gradua-
tion in May as Wake Forest Fellows. They
will work across the campus, including in
the offices of the President, the Provost
and the Dean of the College.
Since 2008, the Wake Forest Fellows
program has provided exceptional Wake
Forest college graduates with the oppor-
tunity to work in higher education ad-
ministration for a year. Each fellow will
serve as a full-time Wake Forest staff
member, starting this summer. In addi-
tion to working with top administrators,
the fellows will participate in leadership
activities and interact with faculty, staff and students to learn about the
inner workings of higher education.
The Wake Forest Fellows for 2017-18 are:
Campus Life: Allie Chambers, Raleigh, NC
Major: Psychology; Minors: Health and Human Services,
Entrepreneurship & Social Enterprise
Information Systems: Elliott McKoy, Silver Spring, MD
Major: Economics; Minor: Psychology
Office of Personal & Career Development: John Idzik, Atlanta, GA
Major: Psychology; Minor: Health and Human Services
Office of the Dean of the College: Anita Patel, Winston-Salem, NC
Major: Health and Exercise Science; Minors: Chemistry and
Psychology
Office of the President: Sydney Feinglass, Charlotte, NC
Major: Economics; Minors: French Studies and Philosophy
Office of the Provost: Mia Harris, Chicago, IL
Major: Biology; Minors: Neuroscience and Psychology
Pro Humanitate Institute: Cazandra Rebollar, Elon, NC
Major: Psychology; Minor: Latin American and Latino Studies
Reynolda House: Ashley Laughlin, Reno, NV
Majors: English and French; Minor: Creative Writing
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center: Frank Dy, Fayetteville, NC
Major: Economics
Alumni of the Wake Forest Fellows program have pursued careers in many
fields, including law, medicine, public policy and more. Fellows have since
received prestigious academic honors such as Rhodes and Fulbright schol-
arships.
Meet the Change Agents of the LGBTQ Center
The LGBTQ Center introduced the Change Agent program in spring 2016.
Eight students, who represent a diversity of identities, experiences, and
campus engagement areas and interests, were selected through a com-
petitive application process to be the inaugural class of Change Agents.
Inaugural Class of Change Agents:
Sania Ali, Class of 2019
Sunny Calhoun, Class of 2020
Meli Fonseca, Class of 2018
Julius Goble, Class of 2019
Charlotte Lu, Class of 2020
Brianna Powell, Class of 2019
Natalie Valdes, Class of 2020
Charlotte Warren, Class of 2020
As Change Agents, students began their experience by attending the 2017
Creating Change conference, the pre-eminent political, leadership and
skills-building conference for the LGBTQ social justice movement, with the
LGBTQ Center. The conference was held in January in Philadelphia and
included a day of pre-conference sessions, two full days of workshops,
speakers, and more, and an opportunity to march in the Philadelphia
Women’s March on January 21. To view photos from our trip to Philadel-
phia, visit our Flickr album.
After returning to campus, Change Agents are tasked with using the
knowledge and skills gained to develop and implement programs and
initiatives to enhance inclusion of LGBTQ identities and individuals within
the campus and local communities. The inaugural class of Change Agents
have already begun their projects and will be working with the LGBTQ
Center throughout 2017 to bring their ideas to life. More information will
be shared as their projects continue to develop.
The LGBTQ Center expresses a deep appreciation to alumni donors who
made this Change Agent program possible. Please reach out
to lgbtq@wfu.edu with any questions about the Change Agent program.
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