Congratulations to Mollie Canzona, assistant professor of communication, whose proposal entitled “Cargiver Oncology Needs Evaluation Tool (CONNECT): A Technology-Based Intervention to Connect Lung Cancer Caregivers with Supportive Care Resources,” has been funded by Wake Forest University Health Sciences.
Congratulations to Jack Rejeski, professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Wake Forest Translational Research Alcohol Center (WFTRAC)” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and by (subaward/subcontract from) Wake Forest University Health Sciences.
Congratulations to Brad Shugoll, assistant director of the Pro Humanitate Institute, whose proposal entitled “Kids’ Cooking Coalition at CLMS” has been funded by the Reynolda Rotary Club.
Congratulations to Sarah Raynor, professor of mathematics and statistics, whose proposal entitled “IAS Women and Mathematics Program Proposal for Susan Rogowski” has been funded by the Institute for Advanced Study, School of Mathematics, Princeton, New Jersey.
Congratulations to Michael Berry, professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Nutrition and exercise in critical illness (the NEXIS trial): A randomized trial of combined cycle ergometry and amino acids in the ICU” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and by (subaward/subcontract) Wake Forest University Health Sciences.
Congratulations to Bradley Shugoll, assistant director of the Pro Humanitate Institute, whose proposal entitled “Kids’ Cooking Coalition–Pop Up Sessions” has been funded by the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities.
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
See a list of employees joining and leaving the University in February 2018:
Categories: Inside WFU
For nearly 10 years, Wake Forest University’s Centers and Institutes have added greatly to the scholarly and creative life of campus, helping enhance both the impact and visibility of faculty engagement across disciplines. Wake Forest salutes and congratulates the faculty and staff who currently serve in, or have recently concluded, directorships and related leadership roles:
- A new Center is in its planning-grant year, the Center for Functional Materials. Timo Thonhauser and Oana Jurchescu, both of our Department of Physics, serve as Co-planning Directors. The Center aims to bring together faculty from physics, chemistry, engineering and medicine to explore organic electronics, metal-organic framework materials and other next-generation materials.
- Marianne Magjuka became the Executive Director of the Pro Humanitate Institute in September. Wake Forest thanks Melissa Harris-Perry, who previously served as the Executive Director and whose term as Faculty Director concluded at the end of the fall semester, for her three-year tenure at the helm of PHI and her ongoing direction of the Anna Julia Cooper Center.
- Recently, Dan Cohen was named John C. Whitaker, Jr. Executive Director of the Center for Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship (ICE), with Paul Pauca taking the helm as ICE Faculty Director. University leaders extend their gratitude to Polly Black, outgoing director, and Bill Conner, who, until recently, served as Faculty Director since ICE’s inception.