Assistant Dean of Students, Executive Director
University of Pennsylvania, Ed.D., Higher Education Management University of Notre Dame, M.Ed. University of Notre Dame, B.A., History
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, Magjuka has developed several campus-wide dialogue initiatives. In 2015, she 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 a 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.
Amanda Alston is the Assistant Director of Community Partnerships and the Co-Director of the Winston-Salem Community Action Coalition. In this role, she manages National Service programs through the Office of Civic & Community Engagement including the AmeriCorps VISTA project, the Summer Nonprofit Immersion Program (SNIP), and the Public Health Corps program. Over the course of six years, she worked with initiatives created through the Office of Economic Opportunity to fight the War on Poverty. Amanda served three consecutive terms with the AmeriCorps VISTA Program. Two terms as a member in South Carolina and New Jersey, and a term as a VISTA Leader in Virginia.
Director of Community Partnerships
University of Southern California, Certificate in Business Management, School of Business and Executive Education; B.A. Public Relations and Communications
As the Director of Community Partnerships for the Office of Civic & Community Engagement, Charmaine identifies and develops strategic community partnerships between WFU and local, regional, and national
community-based organizations. She also oversees the Academic Community Engagement (ACE) Fellowship to support faculty as they design community-based teaching and research projects.
Charmaine has more than 25 years of community partnership experience in Los Angeles and Winston-Salem; including grant administration, youth mentoring program development, nonprofit management, and corporate
volunteer program implementation. She comes to WFU from United Way of Forsyth County, where she served as Senior Director of Community Planning and Investment for over 8 years. At the United Way, she oversaw the community-wide grant-making efforts focusing on education, health, economic mobility, and basic needs programs.
As the Assistant Director, Advocacy and Social Justice Education in the Office of Civic & Community Engagement Deb Marke oversees the OCCE’S social justice initiatives 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 her return to Winston-Salem, Marke 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.
Jennifer Mereby Rubin
As Operations Manager, Jennifer assists with the daily functions of the Office of Civic & Community Engagement to ensure effective and efficient operations. 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.
Cazandra oversees Project Pumpkin and DESK, leads the Civic Scholars Program, and advises student service organizations. She also develops volunteer opportunities for students in the Winston-Salem community and manages outreach efforts for the Office. She is also the main point of contact for GivePulse, our volunteer management platform.
Director of Service & Leadership
University of Michigan, M.A., Higher Education/Higher Education Administration Wake Forest University, B.S., Biophysics
Brad Shugoll serves as the Director of Service & Leadership, leading strategic planning and development of direct service and philanthropy initiatives including, The Campus Kitchen at Wake Forest University and the Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund. Through his work, Shugoll provides training on leadership for social change and equips students to engage in meaningful civic action. Shugoll served as the Wake Forest Fellow for Campus Life in 2013, a graduate assistant for the Initiative for Information Impact at the University of Michigan, and as a Case Manager at Elon University prior to joining the Office of Civic & Community Engagement.