Alum Update: Ken Meyer

We’re always excited to hear about the great things our alums are doing out in the world! We wish Ken the best in his new work with MIT’s Solve initiative tackling global problems.

https://solve.mit.edu/users/ken-meyer

“Ken Meyer is the Online Engagement Manager for MIT’s Solve initiative, where he works to build communities online, on social media, and on our open innovation platform to CrowdSolve global challenges.

Before moving to Cambridge, Ken served as Vice President Biden’s Director of Digital Strategy at the end of the Administration helping to run digital and social media communications.”

1984 Reynolds Scholar Alums

Thank you to Wake Forest Magazine for sharing this great photo and blurb about these Reynolds Scholars alums!

#wakeflashback#flashbackfriday 1984: You know you’re old if you went to Wake Forest University when there were still phone booths on campus (not to mention a single phone per hall or suite). For some reason, the Howler photographer crammed these four Reynolds Scholars — Janice Telfer (’88), Jeanette Sorrell (’86), Jeff Chamberlain (’88) and Donna Bowman (’88) — into the phone booths that were once in Reynolda Hall.

Where are they now? Meenu Krishnan

Alumna Meenu Krishnan“After graduating from Wake in 2013, I moved to England to earn a master’s degree in international relations, before spending a year in Spain as a Fulbright Scholar, where I researched the culture and history of the Roma. I then enrolled at Yale Law School, where I focus on media law, technology law, and intellectual property in my courses and clinical work.

I can trace many of my current interests—newsgathering rights, access to information and records, and First Amendment—to my experiences at Wake Forest, where I helped edit the Old Gold & Black and wrote my honors history thesis, in part, on media representations of Cuban immigrants. I am very grateful for the intellectual freedom and rich mentorship that I was lucky enough to receive at Wake, and I look forward to visiting Mother, So Dear soon. “

Alumni Update: David Willis

We recently reached out to our alumni to ask where are they now, as we look forward to Homecoming and seeing many alums at our open house next month. We have several stories to share and we start with David Willis.Alum David Willis

“After graduating, I moved to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, living in a “favela” area and working with a missionary group that helps at-risk children and youth. Then I spent a school year in Argentina through the Fulbright Program (thanks to the help and encouragement of the Wake Forest Scholars Program), helping teach college-level English and serving as a cultural ambassador in a small town there.

I currently teach AP Spanish Language & Culture and other Spanish courses as chair of the World Languages Department at Cape Henry Collegiate School. I have had the opportunity to take groups of students to Guatemala and Panama for cultural and language exchange programs. I am also the music director for my church, Iglesia Bautista del Camino, which holds services in Spanish. I have had the chance to spend time in 15 Spanish-speaking countries and hope to make it to the rest in the future.”

 

ANNE BERSAGEL

Brava to our brave cold-weather marathoner, Carswell Scholar alumna, Stanford law graduate, and practical altruist for helping Norway speak with ethical force about the financial and political imperatives of responsible climate change policy. Wake Forest is very proud of Annie Bersagel for her commitment and talent in global policy and international running alike. — Tom Phillips

Read more about this alumna’s adventures here:
https://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/30/sports/new-york-city-marathon-a-lawyer-by-day-a-runner-always.html

First Luce Scholar in 20 years

“Wake Forest senior Jillian L. Correia has been awarded a Luce Scholarship for 2017-2018. She is Wake Forest’s first Luce scholar in 20 years.

The scholarship is a nationally competitive fellowship program created by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society.”

Find the full story here.

Congratulations to our 2017-2018 British Scholarship Nominees

Rhodes Scholarship
Kevin Chapman (CA)
Jillian Correia (CT)
Angela Harper (NC)
Parker Harris (NY)
Sarah Rudasill (PA)
Jeremy Sexton (NC)
Giuliana Savini (CT)
Cameron Silverglate (FL)

British Marshall Scholarship
Jay Buchanan (NC)
Kevin Chapman (CA)
Olivia Clark (’16) (MD)
Jillian Correia (CT)
Angela Harper (PA)
Parker Harris (NY)
Giuliana Savini (CT)
Cameron Silverglate (FL)

Churchill Scholarship
Angela Harper (PA)

George Mitchell Scholarship
Parker Harris (NY)
Sophie Leveque (’16) (CA)
Cameron Silverglate (FL)