Assistant Dean, Executive Director Office of Civic and Community Engagement
Benson University Center, 506
Marianne Magjuka serves as the Assistant Dean of Students and Executive Director of the Office of Civic & Community Engagement. In this role, she provides strategic vision, oversight, and development for curricular and co-curricular initiatives. Marianne has established key social justice initiatives at Wake Forest, including the BRANCHES Social Justice Retreat, Institute on Social Justice Practice, BUILD pre-orientation program, and Civil Rights Tour. She created the Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement area; and in 2016 co-directed Wake the Vote. A trained facilitator of Intergroup Dialogue, Sustained Dialogue, and Deliberative Dialogue, she has developed several campus-wide dialogue initiatives. In 2015, Marianne established the Winston-Salem Community Action Coalition, and supervises an AmeriCorps*VISTA project focused on economic empowerment. In addition, she functions as part of the Dean of Students team that provides caring outreach, problem-solving, and referral services for students and their families experiencing crisis, specifically related to bias incidents.
In Winston-Salem, Marianne serves on the research, education, and advocacy committee of the Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem, and is on the advisory board for North Carolina Campus Compact. Marianne received a B.A. in history and M.Ed. from the University of Notre Dame, and an Ed.D. in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania.
Director of Community Partnerships
Benson University Center, Room 506
Shelley Sizemore serves as Director of Community Partnerships in the Office of Civic & Community Engagement. In this role, she builds relationships with community partners, connects faculty, staff, and students to community based work, and works to measure the impact of partnerships between WFU and the community. She directs the ACE (Academic and Community Engagement) Fellows program for faculty interested in community-based teaching and research, the Summer Nonprofit Immersion Program (SNIP), and Dash Corps, a project-based learning program. Shelley began working at Wake Forest in 2009 when she was hired to institutionalize and scale the Campus Kitchen. She has extensive volunteer management, workshop facilitation, and curriculum development experience and has taught community-engaged courses in the Communication and Education departments at Wake Forest.
Shelley currently serves on the board of HandsOn NWNC and the Kids Cooking Coalition. She received her B.A. and M.A. from Wake Forest University and is pursuing a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Education where her research is focused on community-based education for social justice, critical community building, and the rhetoric of activism and advocacy.
Assistant Director of Community Partnerships
Bridge Street Office Space
Camry Wilborn is the Assistant Director of Community Partnerships in the Office of Civic & Community Engagement In this role, Camry works to identify, develop and maintain strategic partnerships with community organizations. Through her work she supports placed-based initiatives and connects community-identified projects to faculty, staff and students at Wake Forest University. She also manages and coordinates the satellite office space in community. Camry served as the Wake Forest Fellow for the Pro Humanitate Institute in 2016. She received her BA from Wake Forest University and her MA in Political Science from the University of Chicago.
Service & Leadership
Associate Director of Service & Leadership
Benson University Center, 506
Brad Shugoll is the Associate Director of Service & Leadership in the Office of Civic & Community Engagement. In this role, he oversees direct service, civic leadership, and service traditions, including the Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund and Project Pumpkin. Through his work, Brad is actively engaged in establishing partnerships between students and community partners through programs including SPARC and the Campus Kitchen at Wake Forest University. He also advises additional community service and food justice efforts on campus. Brad served as the Wake Forest Fellow for Campus Life in 2013, and held graduate assistantships with the Initiative for Information Impact and the Office of the Dean of Students at the University of Michigan. Prior to returning to Wake Forest, Brad worked at Elon University in the office of Student Health and Wellness. Brad received his B.S. from Wake Forest University and his M.A. in Higher Education at the University of Michigan.
Advocacy and Social Justice
Assistant Director, Advocacy and Social Justice Education
Deb Marke serves as the Assistant Director, Advocacy and Social Justice Education in the Office of Civic & Community Engagement. In this role, she oversees the Social Justice Incubator, Branches Social Justice Retreat, and College Advocacy Summit and coordinates both the Deacs Decide election engagement project and Wake Alternative Break.
A Wake Forest alumna, Marke graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Exercise Science with double minors in Psychology and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. A gifted facilitator, Marke has developed several trainings on intersectional feminist activism, critical community-building, and leadership development. Before making her return to Winston-Salem, Deb served as the Program Coordinator for Leadership and Activism in the Women’s Center at the University of Cincinnati, where she was named Outstanding New Professional and served as the Programming Chair for the LGBTQ Faculty and Staff Association.
Operations, Finance, & Communications
Jennifer Mereby Rubin
Benson University Center, 505
As Operations Manager, Jennifer assists with the daily functions of the Office of Civic & Community Engagement to ensure effective and efficient operation. In this role, Jennifer oversees both financial and business operations, as well as communication initiatives. Prior to arriving at Wake Forest she worked for the Florida Gators, specializing in guest services, fan experience,and game-day operations.
2019-20 AmeriCorps* VISTA Leader
Latricia Giles is a 2019 graduate of the Wake Forest University School of Divinity (M. Div.) and alumna of Winston-Salem State University (’15) where she received her bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Sociology. She first served as a VISTA with Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County, building capacity around economic equity and community engagement. Giles is returning for her second year to serve as the VISTA Leader for the Community Action Coalition.
AmeriCorps*VISTA, Office of Civic & Community Engagement
Ria Matheson is a 2020 graduate from Wake Forest University where she majored in Theatre and a minored in Dance. As a student, Matheson developed her passion for community building as a rehearsal assistant for From the Ground Up and as a member of the Anthony Aston Players. She is excited to extend her time at Wake Forest following graduation, and serve as the VISTA member for the Office of Civic and Community Engagement.