2015-16 Wake Forest Fellows named


By Madeline Stone, News and Communications Intern

Ten seniors will remain at Wake Forest following graduation as Wake Forest Fellows, working in the President’s Office, Information Systems, University Advancement and in other offices around campus.

Since 2008, the Wake Forest Fellows program has provided exceptional graduates with a chance to work in higher education administration for a year. Each fellow will serve as a full-time University employee for a year. In addition to working with top administrators in a particular department, the fellows will participate in leadership activities and interact with faculty, staff and students to learn about the inner workings of higher education.

“I am excited about welcoming aboard this class of new Fellows,” said Marybeth Wallace, special assistant to the President. “They are a tremendously talented group and they’ve been involved in every aspect of the life of Wake Forest and making it a better place. My hope for them is that they continue to learn all they can as Fellows and that they grow personally and professionally.”

The Wake Forest Fellows for 2015-16 are:

  • Peyton Barr: ZSR Library (Lexington, NC), Politics & International Affairs
  • Sophia Bredice: Information Systems (Valley Village, CA), Biology
  • Nia Evans: Dean of the College (San Antonio, TX), Communication
  • Brittany Forniotis: START Gallery (Charlotte, NC), Art History and History
  • Jana Fritz: Office of Personal & Career Development (Honesdale, PA), Communication
  • Ford Kirkmyer: University Advancement (Irvington, VA), Economics
  • Sonia Kuguru: President’s Office (Nairobi, Kenya), Politics & International Affairs and Religion
  • Jim Le: Campus Life (Browns Summit, NC), Health & Exercise Science
  • Nehemiah Rolle: Provost’s Office (Atlanta, GA), Politics & International Affairs
  • John Scott: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (Charlotte, NC), Economics

“I am thrilled to become a member of the team that is setting the nation’s standards for ‘college-to-career’ development,” said Jana Fritz, OPCD Fellow. “I firmly believe that our liberal arts education will provide us with more fulfilling jobs and careers, so I am ready to get behind the Office’s mission and vision for Wake Forest.”

Alumni of the Wake Forest Fellows program have pursued careers in law, medicine, public policy and more. Several have since received prestigious academic awards such as Rhodes and Fulbright Scholarships.