NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) recently selected Marianne Magjuka as the recipient of the James E. Scott Outstanding Mid-Level Student Affairs Professional Award. The award will be presented officially this summer at the NASPA Region III Summer Symposium.
Magjuka is executive director of the Pro Humanitate Institute and assistant dean of students. In her leadership role with the institute, Magjuka is responsible for providing its direction, strategic vision, oversight, and development for curricular and co-curricular initiatives.
At Wake Forest, Magjuka is the founder and co-chair of the Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement Knowledge Community. Her nomination documents note that she has spearheaded many other professional, social justice and democratic engagement initiatives at Wake Forest.
Some of her other accomplishments at Wake Forest include the following:
–leading a campus climate assessment process
–establishing a regional VISTA program to address poverty in Winston-Salem through campus-community partnerships
–initiating the BRANCHES social justice retreat for undergraduates
–supervising the staff of Campus Kitchen and multiple pre-orientation programs for first-year students