Alumni News

List of 20 news stories.

  • Tucker Cannon '16

    Wesleyan School inducts Cannon, Kavel, and Reed into the Athletic Circle of Honor

    On Friday, Jan. 6, Wesleyan School inducted the 2023 class to the Wesleyan School Athletic Circle of Honor. This year’s inductees were Tucker Cannon ‘16, Jameson Kavel ‘17, and Kylie Reed ‘16. 
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  • Wesleyan alumni reconnect at the Alumni Christmas Party

    On Thursday, Dec. 15, alumni, parents of alumni, faculty, and former faculty gathered for the Alumni Christmas Party at Factory Atlanta. This annual event allows the Wesleyan community to maintain important relationships. 
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  • Middle and high school students remember the sacrifice of our veterans

    Middle and high school students honored those who have served the United States during the Veterans Day Assembly. Guest speaker Bobby Fulton ‘10 spoke on the importance of service. 
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  • Wesleyan faculty and staff visit alumni on College Road Show

    Over the past couple of months, Wesleyan faculty and staff have traveled to nearby colleges to reconnect with alumni.
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  • Lauren Bell '18 participates in New York Fashion Week

    Lauren Bell ‘18 was invited to be a model in the Runway of Dreams Foundation’s Fashion Revolution Runway Show during New York Fashion Week.  
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  • David Joyner '05

    David Joyner '05 publishes third book

    David Joyner ’05 recently published his third book, Teaching at Scale. While finalizing the book, Joyner was named to Georgia Tech Alumni Association’s “40 under 40” list recognizing talented Georgia Tech alumni who have made significant contributions in their industries at an early age.
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  • Wesleyan alumnae and Auburn University Marching Band and Flagline inspire current Wesleyan Marching Wolves

    On Saturday, Oct. 8, current members of the Wesleyan Marching Wolves visited Norcross High School to watch the Auburn University Marching Band rehearse. Among performing members were Wesleyan alumnae Anastasia Johnston ‘20, captain of the Auburn University Flagline, and Izzy Rodriguez ‘20. 
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  • Cassie Ann Kiggen ‘09 begins new role with UGA's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

    Cassie Ann Kiggen ‘09 recently began a new role as the Chief Communications Officer at the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.  
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  • James Ramsey ‘08 inducted into FSU Athletics Hall of Fame

    James Ramsey ‘08 was recently inducted in the Florida State University (FSU) Athletics Hall of Fame.  
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  • Brendan Abernathy ‘15 performs with JOHNNYSWIM

    Brendan Abernathy ‘15, Wesleyan alumni and talented musician, recently featured as a special guest in two shows with American folk duo, JOHNNYSWIM. The first show was in Athens, Georgia, and the second was in Chattanooga, Tennessee. 
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  • 117 high school students and recent alumni earned AP Scholar Awards

    Wesleyan students took 517 AP exams in 2022, and students earned a score of 3 or higher on 89 percent of those exams. Students earned a score of 4 or higher on 64 percent of all exams, and students earned a score of 5 or higher on 29 percent of all exams. Wesleyan is proud to announce that 51 percent of AP students earned AP Scholar recognition at some level. Congratulations to the 117 students who earned an AP Scholar Award.
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  • Druw Jones '22

    Druw Jones '22 drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks

    Wesleyan School graduate Druw Jones ’22 was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks as the second overall selection in last night’s Major League Baseball draft.

    A Wesleyan evergreen who attended Wesleyan from kindergarten through twelfth grade, Jones completed his high school baseball career alongside his teammates and coaches when the team won the state championship in May of this year. This summer, Jones was named the Gatorade Georgia Baseball Player of the Year, and he is a two-time Gwinnett Daily Post high school baseball player of the year. Jones currently holds Wesleyan School records for career and single season batting average, as well as most hits.
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  • Emily Sabonis-Chafee '17

    Two Wesleyan alumni participating in Wesleyan Artist Market later this month

    When the Wesleyan Artist Market opens next week, two of the professional artists selling their work will be familiar faces- Wesleyan alumni!
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  • Mikayla Coombs '17

    Mikayla Coombs ’17 named SEC women’s basketball scholar-athlete of the year

    Congratulations to Wesleyan alumna Mikayla Coombs ’17, who was recently named the Southeastern Conference women’s basketball scholar-athlete of the year! Coombs is in her second year playing for the University of Georgia (UGA) after transferring from the University of Connecticut, and she is pursuing a master’s degree in sports management. While at Wesleyan, Coombs led the varsity girls basketball team to a state championship in 2017, as well as state runner-up finishes in 2014 and 2016.
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  • 2015 Baseball State Championship

    Alumni spotlight: Q&A with Carter Hall '15, certified MLB agent

    Share a little about your story- what experiences or opportunities led you to your current role? 
    My story really started the day I was born. I have had the privilege to watch my dad coach at Georgia Tech since the day I was born, and I watched him impact so many lives. The days spent on that campus growing up and as a student-athlete is where my passion blossomed. After a spinal fusion my junior year at Georgia Tech, I knew my playing career was over, and I started to inquire about potential jobs in Major League Baseball front offices. I had conversations with a couple different teams, but I ultimately settled on the Blue Jays due to the thoroughness of their vetting process. I knew that if they took hiring this seriously, it was the place for me.
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  • Vic Moore '01

    Alumni spotlight: Q&A with Vic Moore '01, CEO of Jets Aquatic Club

    Share a little about your story- what experiences or opportunities led you to your current role?
    As a student at Wesleyan, I was involved in all kinds of activities – I lettered in swimming, football, soccer, cross country, and track and field, and I even lettered for being the statistician for the basketball team. I was also involved in men’s chorus ensemble and various theater productions, and I learned the value of multi-activity training compared to single-activity specialization.

    After graduating from Wesleyan, I earned a spot on a college team where I competed and placed at NJCAA Nationals and was co-captain of a national runner-up team my second year, while also working as an assistant for the local youth swim team.

    I returned to Atlanta for graduate school and served as a community coach for Wesleyan football, swimming, and track and field.
     
    Since the fall of 2018, I have served as the CEO of the Jets Aquatic Club, which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit specializing in providing swim programming to northeast Arkansas. I manage and direct day-to-day business operations, create and monitor monthly and annual budgets, oversee all Jets employees, fundraise, engage with the local business community, recruit and retain participants, and have a lot of lunch meetings. Additionally, I serve as head coach, so I train 25-30 elite athletes ranging from 10 to 40 years of age and work directly with assistant coaches to ensure development of future talent.
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  • WPC Red Cross Blood Drive to benefit 267 patients

    On Friday, Jan. 28, the Wesleyan community came together to support the Red Cross by donating blood. The WPC event, led by parents Kirsten Bowen and Michele Venkatesan, welcomed 107 donors to Yancey Gymnasium, and the event yielded 89 pints of donated blood. On average, each pint corresponds to three patients receiving necessary and possibly life-saving blood, so the Wesleyan community will positively impact 267 patients! The Red Cross is experiencing the worst blood shortage in over a decade, so we are especially grateful for the Wesleyan blood donors.
  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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