WFU Awards and Recognitions Briefs

Victoria Hill receives Charles Rangel Graduate Fellowship
Victoria Hill, an admissions counselor at Wake Forest, is a 2016 recipient of the Charles Rangel Graduate Fellowship for study in international relations and foreign and governmental affairs. Hill, who previously earned the Austrian Diplomacy Fulbright Scholarship, is a Wake Forest graduate. This fall she will enter graduate school, funded in large part by the Rangel award. There are up to 30 Rangel Fellowships awarded nationally each year.

Gladding writes new volume in history of Wake Forest University
Counseling professor Sam Gladding, whose dozens of books about counseling are read worldwide, is focused now on a topic very close to home and his heart – Wake Forest University and its history. Recently, he completed a nine-year project to write “The History of Wake Forest University: Volume 6.” The book tells the story of the University when it was led by Thomas K. Hearn, Jr. From 1983 until his retirement in 2005, Hearn served as Wake Forest’s 12th president. He was also the University’s second-longest serving president with 22 years at the helm.

Magjuka named assistant dean, director
Marianne Magjuka has been named an assistant dean of students and director of democratic engagement and justice programs. Magjuka will have a dual report to the executive director of the Pro Humanitate Institute and the dean of students/associate vice president for Campus Life and will serve on the leadership team in both areas.

Magjuka joined Wake Forest in 2011 as the director of Campus Life. Previously, she served as the assistant director of community service and service-learning at Baylor University, and coordinated an AmeriCorps*VISTA program based at Florida State University. Magjuka received her B.A. and M.Ed. from the University of Notre Dame.

Cassidy named executive director for campus fitness, recreation
Joe Cassidy has been named as the executive director for campus fitness and recreation. As executive director, Cassidy’s responsibilities include providing visionary leadership, supervision and management of campus recreation facilities and programs, including intramural sports, club sports, outdoor programs and aquatics. He will play a central role in developing creative, state-of-the-art programs and services that benefit the campus community.

Cassidy served as the director of the Rensselaer Union at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for five years, where his responsibilities included the supervision of recreation. He also served 13 years as director of the LaFortune Center and student activities at the University of Notre Dame. Cassidy earned a Bachelor’s degree at Bellarmine University, a master’s degree at Eastern Illinois and an MBA degree at Notre Dame.

McElderry named director of Intercultural Center
Jonathan McElderry has been named assistant dean of students and director of the University’s Intercultural Center, formerly known as the Office of Multicultural Affairs. McElderry, who will join Wake Forest on June 1, is the director of the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center and interim coordinator in the Office of Greek Life at the University of Missouri. He recently completed his doctorate in educational leadership and policy analysis at Missouri.

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