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.
Andrea Kurtz, JD
Director, Community Partnerships and Experiential Learning
University of Iowa, School of Law, JD Smith College, AB Sociology and Women Studies with concentration in Race and Class
Andrea Kurtz serves as the Director of Community Partnerships and Experiential Learning. In this role, she manages the Public Health Americorp program, VISTA, and the Summer Nonprofit Immersion Program (SNIP). She also supports the ACE Fellows program. Before joining Wake Forest University she was the Executive Director of Strategic Housing Initiatives for United Way of Forsyth County. In this role, she led the community’s implementation of the Ten Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness which resulted in the creation of over 700 new units of supportive housing and a 90% reduction in chronic homelessness. She also provided strategic vision and implementation support to the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Continuum of Care. In this role, she developed the Forsyth Rapid ReHousing Program, the Supportive Services for Veterans program, and the Community Intake Center. Her work was recognized by President Obama for making veteran homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring in our community.
Previously Andrea was the Managing Attorney/Interim Director for the Legal Aid Society of Northwest North Carolina where she was the managing attorney for the Domestic Violence/Family Law unit and helped develop Safe on Seven, the one-stop service center for protective orders. She also developed the Child Advocacy project to represent children in high-conflict custody cases.
In 2023 Andrea was awarded the Financial First Responder award by Financial Pathways of the Piedmont.
She is Vice-Chair of the Piedmont Animal Welfare Alliance, holds a seat on the North Carolina Interagency Council on Homelessness, and is a founding member of Folks for Good Housing.
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.