Alumni News

List of 20 news stories.

  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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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  • Wolves on the Frontlines: Pharmacist Darby Coxhead '12 Vaccinates Local Residents

    As the world fights the COVID-19 pandemic, Wesleyan graduates around the globe are working in various fields supporting this effort. In the coming weeks and months, we will profile alumni working directly in the battle against COVID-19. If you or an alumnus you know are directly involved in this work, please contact communications@wesleyanschool.org.

    With the news in December that COVID vaccinations were granted emergency use authorization, pharmacists nationwide began to prepare for when they’d be a part of the fight against the pandemic. Darby Coxhead ’12 was one of those pharmacists, and she has eagerly anticipated the day when the long-awaited vaccinations would arrive at the Publix pharmacy where she works.
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  • Wolves on the Frontlines: Katie Van Laeke ’14 is Tracking Economic Support for Healthcare Providers

    As the world fights the COVID-19 pandemic, Wesleyan graduates around the globe are working in various fields supporting this effort. In the coming weeks and months, we will profile alumni working directly in the battle against COVID-19. If you or an alumnus you know are directly involved in this work, please contact communications@wesleyanschool.org.

    The COVID pandemic has created many challenges for all of us, and the types of professions working to help with the pandemic widens daily. This certainly is the case with the work that Katie Van Laeke ’14 is doing in her role as a technology consultant for Deloitte. 

    As a part of the CARES Act, Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), and Health Care Enhancement Act, funds were provided to eligible healthcare providers for healthcare related expenses or lost revenues due to COVID. When providers accepted these funds, they agreed to report on how the funds were utilized. 
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  • Wolves on the Frontlines: Lauren Lecoy Brennan ‘04 Diagnoses and Treats COVID Patients in Her Community

    As the world fights the COVID-19 pandemic, Wesleyan graduates around the globe are working in various fields supporting this effort. In the coming weeks and months, we will profile alumni working directly in the battle against COVID-19. If you or an alumnus you know are directly involved in this work, please contact communications@wesleyanschool.org.

    As a high school student at Wesleyan, Lauren Lecoy Brennan ‘04 knew she had a love of biology and medicine. After participating in three mission trips, she knew she wanted to serve others and that the medical field would be the best way to combine those interests.  After graduating from Wesleyan, Lauren earned her bachelor’s from the University of Georgia before she went on to earn multiple nursing degrees from The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Ohio University, and Walden University. Today, Lauren is putting her expertise to work by helping her community as a nurse practitioner on the front lines of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
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  • Wolves on the Frontlines: Kat Turner Hoffman ’04 Leads CDC’s COVID Data Tracker Communications

    Before the COVID-19 pandemic started, Kat Turner Hoffman ’04 led communications for CDC’s journal, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Often called “the voice of CDC,” MMWR is “CDC’s primary vehicle for scientific publication of timely, reliable, and authoritative public health information and recommendations.”
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  • Alumni Panel Shares College Advice with Wesleyan Seniors

    Upon returning to school on January 4 to start a new semester, Wesleyan seniors were offered the opportunity to hear from several Wesleyan alumni who are just beginning, or in the middle of, their college careers. These alumni spoke about things they wish they had known before going to college and gave advice to the senior class about how to take full advantage of the opportunities offered there. See below for a sample of the advice offered.
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  • Peter Hess '18 Featured on OneUGA

    Peter Hess '18 was recently featured on OneUGA, a project that shares the individual stories and experiences that contribute to the University of Georgia community. Click on Peter's picture on the OneUGA website to read his spotlight.
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  • Ashby Foltz '07 and Charityvest Look to Make Giving Simple

    Ashby Foltz ’07 is the COO and co-founder of a tech start-up named Charityvest which has a “mission to increase generosity by making giving simple for every donor and charity.” Thus far, the company has raised more than $3 million for charity through its platform. Charityvest recently closed a $2.3 million seed-funding round and the company also participated in the Y Combinator accelerator over the summer. 

    For more information on Ashby and Charityvest, read the Atlanta Business Chronicle story here.
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  • Alumni Spotlight - Maddie Lopez Morden ’07

    Mother daughter team Maddie Lopez Morden ’07 and Tammy Lopez are the creative forces behind Personify in downtown Duluth. The popular store is the latest iteration of Maddie and Tammy’s ventures in business…and family.
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