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
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.
Kayla Heilig received a B.A. in Sociology from Wake Forest University, and is currently a student in the MA Management program in the School of Business. As an undergraduate, Kayla was a resident advisor, a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority, a member of the Student Activities Fund committee, and a supervisor for Deacon Student Patrol. She also served on the executive board of the BRANCHES social justice retreat for two years. Kayla was awarded the MLK Building the Dream Award in 2019.
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.
Shannon K. Ashford
Associate Director, Diversity Education
Shannon Ashford serves as Associate Director of Diversity Education for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Wake Forest. Shannon will partner with the Office of Civic & Community Engagement on BUILD pre-orientation program, Student Advocacy Summit, Seminar on Nonviolent Social Change, and training and workshops.
She has a passion for infusing diversity and inclusion in her work and has presented and facilitated workshops on inclusive program planning and lead sustained dialogues with students and colleagues. In addition to her diversity and inclusion experience, Shannon has higher education experience in campus activities and programming, student organization, and leadership development and multicultural affairs
Prior to Wake Forest, Shannon worked at Kent State University and also in the K12 sector in the area of college access. Shannon earned her Bachelor of Science in Journalism (Public Relations) from Ohio University and her Master of Education in Higher Education Administration & Student Personnel from Kent State University and holds a Certificate of Nonprofit Management from Case Western Reserve University.
Sean T. McClure
Sean T. McClure serves as the Special Projects Coordinator for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Wake Forest. Sean will partner with the Office of Civic & Community Engagement on developing campus and community dialogue programs.
He has a passion for creating leadership and character development opportunities for marginalized youth and young adults by merging the Arts, History, and Social advocacy to function as an instrument of transformation. Sean earned his Bachelor of Music in Music Education and Saxophone Performance with a Jazz Certificate from Appalachian State University and his Master of Divinity from Wake Forest University.
2019-20 AmeriCorps* VISTA Leader
Meli Fonseca graduated from Wake Forest University in 2018 with a B.A. in Religious Studies and minors in both Health & Human Services and Politics & International Affairs. She first served as a VISTA with the Winston-Salem Urban League where she focused much of her time building the organization’s social media presence and building capacity across several programs. Meli is returning for her second year to serve as the VISTA Leader for the Winston-Salem Community Action Coalition.
AmeriCorps*VISTA, Office of Civic & Community Engagement
Originally from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Jasmine graduated from Elon University in 2019 with a B.A. in Public Health and a concentration in Sociocultural Studies. As a student at Elon, she assisted in the coordination and programming of New Student Orientation and the South Dakota Alternative Breaks program. She previously interned at Burlington Housing Authority, where she collaborated with the Service Coordinator to develop health and wellness sessions for residents at Burlington Homes.