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.
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.
Kelly Larrimore currently serves as the Office Manager and 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).
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 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.