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Alumni News

List of 20 news stories.

  • Maggie Smith '11

    Maggie Smith ‘11 recognized as Foreign Language Association of Georgia Teacher of Promise

    Maggie Smith '11, high school French teacher, was recently named the Foreign Language Association of Georgia (FLAG) Teacher of Promise. This award recognizes a teacher in his or her first, second, or third year of teaching who shows the promise to be an outstanding teacher and leader in foreign language education. Smith is in her fourth year of teaching, but she was nominated last year when no award was given due to the pandemic. FLAG extended the award's term by one year.
  • CaraMia Tsirigos '13

    Alumni spotlight: Q&A with CaraMia Tsirigos ’13, digital specialist for Nike

    Share a little about your story- what experiences or opportunities led you to your current role?
    After completing my career as a student-athlete playing softball at Indiana University, I decided to pursue a master’s degree in sports industry management at Georgetown University. While there, I worked three jobs: at the local Nike retail store, as a social media intern at an editorial startup SportTechie, and as a hitting instructor. I had always had big dreams of working in sports and hoped one day it would lead me to Nike corporate. When the MLB All-Star Game came to D.C., I volunteered with the hope of networking myself into a job in baseball. As luck would have it, my introductions lead me to take a job at Blast Motion, a sports tech startup in southern California. After almost three years at Blast Motion and a boss who pushed me to expand my social media skills into digital marketing and branding, I landed a job with my dream company, Nike. Life is funny that way. You can make all the plans you want, but I would not be where I am today without the support of my family, my friends, and my faith.
  • Charles Mack '13

    Alumni spotlight: Q&A with Charles Mack ’13, University of Virginia football graduate assistant coach

    Share a little about your story- what experiences or opportunities led you to your current role?
    Growing up, I was always involved in the game of football. I always looked up to my coaches as mentors, leaders, and role models for good character. After graduating from the University of Richmond, I knew I wanted to stay involved in the world of football and leave a lasting impact like the men before me did. After working for a few years in various areas of college athletics like events, operations, and recruiting, I received the opportunity to be a graduate assistant coach for the football team at the University of Virginia. After earning my master’s degree this fall, I hope to take my experiences to full-time coaching.
  • Alumni spotlight: Q&A with Betsy Smith Freeburg ’08, University of Alabama at Birmingham volleyball head coach

    Share a little about your story- what experiences or opportunities led you to your current role?
    After graduating from Wesleyan in 2008, I started at the University of Florida (UF) where I was a member of three SEC championship volleyball teams and went to four NCAA Sweet 16s and one NCAA Elite 8. We had seven freshmen on the team during my redshirt senior year, and part of my role as captain was getting them acclimated and accustomed to our system. During that year, my coach told me that I would make a great coach someday, and I promptly told her I would never put my livelihood in the hands of 17-to-23-year-old women.
  • Jeremy Oliver

    Meet the new varsity head coaches

    With winter sports shifting into high gear, we welcome two new varsity head coaches to Wesleyan athletics this season. Jeremy Oliver is our varsity boys basketball head coach, and Josh Tolman ’10 is our varsity wrestling head coach.
     
    “We are so excited to add Jeremy Oliver to our coaching staff as our head boys basketball coach and to welcome Josh Tolman back to campus to lead our wrestling program. Both men are extremely passionate about coaching and leading their programs, and most importantly, helping our student-athletes grow in faith and character,” says Lacy Gilbert, director of athletics.

    Both Oliver and Tolman recently shared about their transition to Wesleyan and goals for their programs.
  • Alumni spotlight: Chad Hall ’04 uses Air Force background to coach NFL wide receivers

    When Chad Hall ’04 graduated from Wesleyan, he matriculated to the Air Force Academy and played as both a running back wide receiver for the football team. Following a few years playing in the NFL, Hall is now in his fifth season coaching with the NFL’s Buffalo Bills.
  • Caroline Mitchell ’15 leads acting workshop for Wolf Theater Guild

    On Friday, Nov. 12, Wesleyan graduate Caroline Mitchell ’15 led workshops for the Wolf Theater Guild in Lencke Theater. The workshops were focused on helping students understand what it means to be in each other’s space on stage and how to engage with one another effectively and respectfully as a cast.

    “We were so grateful to spend time with Caroline,” said Stephanie Simmons, high school theater director and sponsor of the Guild. “Knowing how to engage with one another in scenes that call for a lot of togetherness and often comedic behavior can be a challenge for many young actors. Caroline brought great perspective to our students and led them through exercises to help them anticipate how to best approach these situations on stage.”
  • Alumni from the class of 2018 shine in Auburn University fine arts programs

    Literally and figuratively, Wesleyan alumni are making their mark in various fine arts programs at Auburn University. Ashton Cameron, Jon Hunt Ficken, Grace Halley, and Natalie Hamlin, all members of the class of 2018, won annual awards recognizing their talent, creativity, and hard work.
  • Audrey Short '15 reflects on her journey with dyslexia in video for Dyslexia Awareness Month

    October is Dyslexia Awareness Month! In honor of this and to broaden our community's awareness of and support for dyslexic students, the Academic Resource Center team shared with faculty a resource produced by Made by Dyslexia.  Made by Dyslexia is a global charity led by successful dyslexics with the purpose of helping the world understand, value, and support dyslexia. 
     
    Wesleyan graduate Audrey Short ‘15 recorded an intro to the video and shared some of her own experiences as a dyslexic.  Audrey shared her journey from detection and diagnosis in lower school to two years attending The Schenck School in Atlanta to returning to Wesleyan and then graduating as valedictorian.
  • Alumni spotlight: Cardo Gottlich ’20 continues Texas A&M tradition

    Congratulations to Wesleyan alumni Cardo Gottlich ’20, who was recently named a key member of a unique tradition at Texas A&M. Gottlich is one of three handlers for Texas A&M’s mascot Reveille X, the Rough Collie who famously runs onto the football field in advance of the team and represents the university at various events. Gottlich was selected after a yearlong tryout process that assessed his responsibility, mental fortitude, and public speaking skills.
  • Alumni Spotlight: Anne Noland ’11 shines behind the scenes for Miami Dolphins

    When the Miami Dolphins took the field Sunday against the New England Patriots, Wesleyan alumni Anne Noland ’11 was in her element, but you might not see her on your television while you watch the game. Noland serves as the Senior Director for Football Communications for the Miami Dolphins, and she is one of only three women running the football side of an NFL public and media relations department. Her hard work and professionalism recently earned her a spot on the Athletics’ “40 under 40” list, a collection of the rising stars in the business of football.
  • Alumni Spotlight: David Joyner '05 publishes second book

    Congratulations to Wesleyan alumni David Joyner ’05 on the release of his second book, The Distributed Classroom. Joyner, executive director for online education at Georgia Tech’s College of Computing, and his co-author Charles Isbell explore how the “distributed classroom” can offer remedies to various problems in higher education, including rising tuition costs, reduced access for underprivileged groups, and limited availability of subject matter experts in cutting-edge fields.
  • Alumni Zoom in to encourage faculty

    Four Wesleyan alumni recently Zoomed into our monthly, all-faculty worship to share parts of their Wesleyan experience and encourage faculty. John Adent ‘14, Avyonce Carter ’20, Nick Eversbusch ’17, and Kelsey Rappe ’18 reflected on what they miss most about Wesleyan, how Wesleyan has prepared them for success in college and career, and the impact of the dedication of faculty members.
  • Noah Young '17 speaks at student chapel team kickoff

    Wesleyan alumni Noah Young ’17 recently spoke at the Wesleyan student chapel team kickoff and workshop. During the workshop, Matthew Means, assistant director of Christian life for worship and discipleship, also shared the chapel team’s vision and purpose, and student leaders facilitated group games and fellowship. The team began their planning and preparations for this year’s chapels.
  • Alumni Spotlight: Ashby Foltz '07 named to "40 under 40" list

    The Georgia Tech Alumni Association recently named Ashby Foltz ’07 to their "40 under 40" list recognizing talented Georgia Tech alumni who have made significant contributions in their industries at an early age. Motivated to enhance and streamline generous giving opportunities, Foltz co-founded Charityvest, and he currently serves as the organization’s chief operating officer. Charityvest seeks to simplify intentional charitable giving, and the organization has facilitated more than $20 million in charitable contributions.
  • Alumni Spotlight: Grant Frerking ‘17 featured on the SEC Network

    Wesleyan alumni and University of Tennessee student-athlete Grant Frerking ’17 was recently interviewed by Paul Finebaum on the SEC Network. During the interview, Frerking shares the impact of the NCAA’s new “name, image, and likeness” rules and his role in educating his teammates and young recruits.
  • Wolf Jr. Players Zoom Rehearsal With Original You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown Wolf Players Cast Members

    Rehearsals are in full swing for the Wolf Jr. Players production of You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown opening at the end of this month. Recently, the cast had a special Zoom reunion with the cast from the last time Wesleyan performed this show which was in 2003.
  • James Nord '02 On the Cutting Edge of Marketing

    James Nord '02, founder and chief executive of Fohr, was recently featured in the New York Times about influencer marketing and how it's changing. Currently, brands are inundated with direct messages on social media from creators and influencers looking to work with their businesses. Nord's company, Fohr, asks content creators to answer questions about their style and interests. This regulated formula helps both the business and the creator better organize and identify potential partnerships.
     
    Click here to read more about Nord and influencer marketing.
  • Wolves on the Frontlines: Allen Marsh '00 Supporting Hospital Staff and Patients

    “Our day-to-day is a bit of a balancing act,” says Allen Marsh ’00. “For me and my team, that means we are trying to serve our hospital staff and insure they have what they need to do their jobs. This also includes making sure everyone who needs a bed has one.”

    As the Chief Operating Officer of Medical City Lewisville in Lewisville, Texas, the day to day for Allen has been upended a bit during the COVID-19 pandemic. The hospital is part of Medical City Healthcare, and Allen is responsible for a wide range of functions and infrastructure.
  • Alumni Spotlight: Chip Broun '04

    On November 11, 2020, Wesleyan welcomed back Chip Broun ‘04 for a virtual Veteran’s Day Assembly. Broun is a graduate of the Naval Academy and current Commanding Officer for Recruiting Station Chicago in the United States Marine Corps. Previously, he was with the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines in Camp Pendleton, California.
    For the assembly, Broun spoke on the history of Veteran’s Day, its importance, and what it means to him. We also had a chance to catch up with Chip afterward to ask him a few questions about his time at Wesleyan and his service to our country.
    Click here to continue reading this article published in the 2020 Fall Magazine.
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