2015 Alumni Homecoming Reception
Join us for our annual homecoming reception located in the offices of Politics and International Affairs.
This year’s reception is Friday, September 25, 2015 from 4:30-5:30 in Kirby Hall, 3rd floor. Hope to see you there!
Wake Forest Alumni Association
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Giving to Politics and International Affairs
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We are interested in learning more about what our alumni have done since graduation. Please submit a brief profile and photo to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you.
Alumna Victoria Hill is a 2016 recipient of the Charles Rangel Graduate Fellowship for study in international relations and foreign and governmental affairs. Victoria, who previously earned the Austrian Diplomacy Fulbright Scholarship, has been working in Wake Forest Admissions for several years. This fall she will enter graduate school, funded in large part by the Rangel, for a two year degree one of whose possible outcomes will be in preparation for the Foreign Service. There are up to 30 Rangel Fellowships awarded nationally each year.
Jacqueline Sutherland was interviewed in her role as a counter terrorism expert. After graduating with a major in Politics and International Affairs from Wake Forest University in 2014, she received a Master’s Degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2015. She currently works as a Research Fellow for the Combating Terrorism Working Group of the London-based Asia-Pacific Foundation. The interview can be found on CTV News.
Catherine Jones (’97) serves as General Counsel of Virgin Mobile Latin America, a mobile services provider with operations currently in Chile, Colombia and Mexico. She previously worked as an internal lawyer for the owner/operator of the Atlantis and One&Only hotel brands. Before going in-house, Catherine worked at a large law firm in Florida. She is fluent in Spanish and had an internship on the Supreme Court of Argentina while in law school at the University of Michigan. At Wake Forest, she double majored in Politics and Spanish and studied abroad in Salamanca, Spain. Outside of work, Catherine travels, scuba dives, tries new restaurants, spins and travels for work and pleasure (she recently visited Bhutan, Cartagena, Lima and Mexico City).
President Obama nominates Wake Forest alumnus Stan Meiburg as EPA’s No. 2 official
“Stan Meiburg (’75) never gave much thought to environmental issues when he was a student in the 1970s. Now, he’s poised, pending U.S. Senate confirmation, to become the second-highest official at the Environmental Protection Agency.” Read the full article by Kerry M. King (’85) in Wake Forest Magazine online: http://magazine.wfu.edu/2015/02/03/saving-the-planet/
Jim O’Connell graduated in 2012 with a major in Politics and International Affairs. He was named a Rhodes Scholar in November 2013 and plans to pursue a masters degree in security studies at Oxford. Congratulations! Read the full story here.