Marianne Magjuka serves as the Assistant Dean of Students and Executive Director of the Pro Humanitate Institute. In this role, she 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, BUILD pre-orientation program, and Civil Rights Tour spring break experience. She co-directed Wake the Vote. In 2015, Marianne 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, and is on the advisory board for North Carolina Campus Compact. Marianne received a B.A. in history and M.Ed. in curriculum development from the University of Notre Dame, and an Ed.D. in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania.
Contact Marianne for more information about the Pro Humanitate Institute, dialogue and deliberation programs, civic learning and democratic engagement, social justice education, and AmeriCorps*VISTA.
Shelley Sizemore serves as Director of Faculty Community Engagement in the Pro Humanitate Institute. In this role, she manages the ACE (Academic and Community Engagement) Fellows program for faculty, the Summer Nonprofit Immersion Program (SNIP), and PHI Scholars Program. 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. Outside of her role at PHI, Shelley serves as a board member on several nonprofit boards. She has taught community engaged courses in the Communication and Education departments at Wake Forest, and has wide-ranging experiences of community-engaged teaching from the perspective of a community partner. 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 community engaged teaching and research, rhetorics of whiteness, social justice and activists rhetorics, and critical pedagogy in community-based settings.
Contact Shelley for information about the ACE Fellows Program, ACE course designation, ACE Digital Learning Community, knowledge communities, PHI Scholars Program, DashCorps, SNIP, and Deacon Camp.
Irving Zavaleta is a well-known and highly regarded leader, educator, and speaker with in-depth knowledge and experience in the areas of inclusion and equity. Irving was born in Veracruz, Mexico. He and his family immigrated to North Carolina in 2000. Irving’s parents wanted Irving and his sister to have more and better opportunities for a successful life. Not surprisingly, there were many challenges in their new lives including significant cultural, language, and economic barriers. Even so, Irving graduated from high school with honors and from Guilford College with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and French. He was recognized nationally as one of the best 25 Latinx college students by the Hispanic College Fund in 2007. Irving obtained his MBA at High Point University with a concentration in leadership and organization development.
Irving founded the highly successful Soy un Líder (I am a Leader) Conference. Soy un Líder is a college prep and empowerment conference for students who identify as a Latinx, immigrant or refugeeIrving was a recipient of the 2017 Community Involvement Diamante Award, a statewide recognition of people and organizations who support the North Carolina Latinx population. He was also named a 2018 Community Game Changer by the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro. Irving previously worked as the Assistant Director at Guilford College in the Multicultural Education Department.
Brad Shugoll is the Assistant Director of Philanthropy and Service in the Pro Humanitate Institute. In this role, he oversees direct service, civic leadership, and service traditions, 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 SPARC and the Campus Kitchen at Wake Forest University. He also advises additional community service and food justice efforts on campus. Brad 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.
Contact Brad for information related to Hit the Bricks, Wake N Shake, Project Pumpkin, Volunteer Service Corps, tutoring and mentoring programs, SPARC, Kids Cooking Coalition, and Campus Kitchen.
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.