Charged with serving as the programmatic facilitator of our university motto, Pro Humanitate, the Pro Humanitate Institute (PHI) is a core of learning, teaching, service, and action that transforms the ethos of WFU into an explicit mission connected to clear practices with meaningful social justice outcomes.
We sustain authentic relationships with local and global partners as we work with WFU students, faculty, and staff to encourage deep academic learning, foster transformative civic engagement, and address community-identified needs in order to build more meaningful lives and a more just world.
Pro Humanitate Institute Staff
Marianne Magjuka, Executive Director
Office: PHI House 211
Marianne Magjuka serves as the Assistant Dean of Students and Executive Director of the Pro Humanitate Institute. In this role, Marianne provides strategic vision, oversight, and development for curricular and co-curricular initiatives of the Pro Humanitate Institute. Marianne established the BRANCHES social justice retreat for students, Institute on Social Justice Practice for staff, Seminar on Nonviolent Social Change, BUILD pre-orientation program, and Civil Rights Tour spring break experience. She is co-director of Wake the Vote. In addition, Marianne oversees civic engagement and service programs, and provides strategic direction to the area of civic learning and democratic engagement. She established the Winston-Salem Community Action Coalition, and supervises an AmeriCorps*VISTA project focused on economic empowerment. In addition, she serves on the Campus Climate Implementation Team and 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, is a board member of HandsOn Northwest North Carolina, and a founding member of the Triad Chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice. She is the founding co-chair of the Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Knowledge Community in NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. Marianne received her B.A. and M.Ed. from the University of Notre Dame, and she is pursuing a doctorate in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania.
Shelley Sizemore, Director of Academic Programs and Community Engaged Research
Office: PHI House 204
Shelley Sizemore serves as Director of Academic Programs and Community Engaged Research in the Pro Humanitate Institute. In this role, she manages the ACE (Academic and Community Engagement) Fellows program for faculty integrating community engaged pedagogies into their teaching and scholarship, the Summer Nonprofit Immersion Program (SNIP), and the Seminar on Non-Violent Social Change. Shelley coordinates PHI’s work with faculty and academic programs, working to increase and assess civically engaged curricula and support faculty and community partners throughout the community engaged learning process. In addition to her role at PHI, Shelley serves as a diversity educator for the university as a Gatekeepers and SafeZone facilitator. She serves as chair of the board of The Shalom Project and on the advisory board for the Kids Cooking Coalition (KCC). Shelley has been at Wake Forest for 7 years as a profession staff person. Prior to her current role, Shelley served as Associate Director of Advocacy Programs and Civic Education in PHI and as Campus Kitchen Coordinator of the Campus Kitchen at Wake Forest. She served as an AmeriCorps*VISTA member for Rebuilding Together in Washington, DC. Shelley 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 Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations. Her research interests include the histories of institutions of higher education, particularly HBCUs and women’s colleges, the rhetorics of social movements, and the history and contemporary practice of female-identified college student activists.
Kaylan Baxter, Director of Planning and Assessment
Office: PHI House 205
Rolisa Tutwyler, Business Manager
Office: PHI House 206
Rolisa Tutwyler serves as the Business Manager for the Pro Humanitate Institute and for the Anna Julia Cooper Center. Prior to coming to Wake Forest she was the client relations manager for Nextions, a consulting firm in Chicago. She also served as the project coordinator for the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture at the University of Chicago.
Kelly Larrimore, Office Manager Program Administrator
Office: PHI House 107
Kelly Larrimore currently serves as the Office Manager Program Administrator for the Pro Humanitate Institute. She began her career at Wake Forest University in 2006 working for University Stores. She joined the Division of Campus Life in September of 2008 working with the areas of student development and service. In her role at the Pro Humanitate Institute, Kelly serves as the primary administrative contact for the office and works closely with programs and events such as: Hit the Bricks, Project Pumpkin, and Wake ‘n Shake. She also serves as the advisor for D.E.S.K. (Discovering Education through Student Knowledge).
Fahim Gulamali, Assistant Director of Social Justice Education and Programming
Office: Benson 505
Fahim Gulamali is the Assistant Director of Social Justice Education and Programming at the Pro Humanitate Institute, where he supports civic engagement programming and PHI initiatives. He received his B.A. from Wake Forest University, where he studied Religion, Anthropology, and Spanish. After graduating, Fahim was the Program Coordinator for the Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN), a national organization that prepares college women for leadership in the public policy arena through seminars in Washington, DC.
Brad Shugoll, Assistant Director of Public Engagement
Office: Benson 513
Brad Shugoll is the Assistant Director of Public Engagement in the Pro Humanitate Institute. In this role, he oversees civic engagement programs and advises the Philanthropy and Legacy initiatives 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 Dash Corps, SPARC and the Campus Kitchen at Wake Forest University. He also advises additional community service and food justice efforts on campus. Brad brings a range of experience across higher education to PHI. He 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.
Sylvia Oberle, Senior Fellow
Sylvia Oberle has lived in Winston-Salem since 1978, and retired in May 2016 after 10 years as executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County. During her tenure at Habitat Forsyth, the affiliate became one of the first Habitat affiliates in the country to adopt the neighborhood revitalization approach to broadening housing and community development solutions. Before coming to Habitat, Sylvia was founding director of the Center for Community Safety at Winston-Salem State University. She is a nationally recognized leader in developing effective partnerships to strengthen and stabilize communities. She is a former city editor of the Winston-Salem Journal and was also senior vice president of Fyock & Associates, a communications consulting firm.
She is currently working as a Senior Fellow for Wake Forest University helping to identify and facilitate ways for the university to work more closely with neighborhood residents to revitalize the nearby Boston-Thurmond neighborhood.
Sylvia received the 2016 Community Award from the Winston-Salem Foundation in recognition of her leading work in community issues. She also received an ECHO Award at the Foundation’s community luncheon, the first person to receive both awards. She is a recipient of the Attorney General’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Partnerships for Community Safety from the U.S. Department of Justice and the James A. McMillan Award from the NAACP.
She is a native of Knoxville, Tenn., and received a master’s degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is married to Terry Oberle, retired sports editor of the Winston-Salem Journal, and is the mother of two children, Virginia, 25, and the late Andrew Lane.
Chizoba Ukairo, Program Coordinator
Office: PHI House 209
Chizoba Ukairo is the Program Coordinator in the Pro Humanitate Institute. In this role, she supports social justice programming and civic engagement opportunities for students. Chizoba graduated from Wake Forest University in May 2017 with her B.A. in Psychology, and two minors in Spanish and Politics & International Affairs. She began her role as Program Coordinator in the Summer of 2017.
Cazandra Rebollar, Presidential Fellow
Office: Benson 506
Cazandra is the Wake Forest Presidential Fellow for the Pro Humanitate Institute. She graduated from Wake Forest University in May of 2017 and will be pursuing a Masters degree in Student Affairs at the University of Maryland, College Park in Fall 2018. Her major projects for the year include an education initiative in Boston Thurmond, advising Project Pumpkin, and creating the Pro Humanitate Institute’s first annual report.
Alondra Morales, AmeriCorps VISTA
Office: PHI House 107
Alondra Morales is the AmeriCorps VISTA for the Winston Salem Community Action Coalition, focused on data and assessment. She graduated from Wake Forest University in May of 2017 with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Anthropology. She began her VISTA role in August of 2017 and will complete a year of service hosted at the Pro Humanitate Institute. Her projects for the year include creating a VISTA Project Report, an Oral History Project Proposal, and assisting in overseeing responsibilities related to the Community Scorecard Advisory Council.