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Deacon Profile: Jonathan Lee Walton

Deacon Profile: Jonathan Lee Walton

Maddie Sayre, Staff Writer October 14, 2021

Jonathan Lee Walton has been Dean of the School of Divinity, the Presidential Chair of Religion and the Dean of Wait Chapel since 2019. He earned his Ph.D. in divinity at Princeton Theological Seminary...

Deacon Profile: Sakina Barthe-Sukhera

Deacon Profile: Sakina Barthe-Sukhera

Maddie Sayre, Contributing Writer September 30, 2021

Sakina Barthe-Sukhera is a senior at Wake Forest majoring in Environmental Science and minoring in both Religious Studies and Arabic. Her passion for ecology — as well as her involvement in Campus Garden...

Deacon Profile: Cat Mizzi

Deacon Profile: Cat Mizzi

Caroline Walker, Staff Writer September 23, 2021

A Class of 2020 graduate who majored in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) and minored in health & human services and theatre, Cat Mizzi is returning to Wake Forest to work as the new communications...

Deacon Profile: Austin Torain

Deacon Profile: Austin Torain

Cooper Sullivan, Assistant News Editor September 16, 2021

Austin Torain — widely recognized as Wake Forest’s “speaker kid” — is a sophomore from Roxboro, N.C. He intends to major in psychology and minor in neuroscience. He is a member of the Spirit...

Deacon Profile: Kristina Gupta

Deacon Profile: Kristina Gupta

Cooper Sullivan, Assistant News Editor September 9, 2021

Dr. Kristina Gupta has been a professor in the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department since 2014, receiving tenure status in 2020. Gupta recently published a book titled “Medical Entanglements:...

Deacon Profile: Edric Toro Espinosa

Deacon Profile: Edric Toro Espinosa

Cooper Sullivan, Assistant News Editor September 2, 2021

Edric Toro Espinosa is a senior from Guaynabo, Puerto Rico majoring in business & enterprise management (BEM) with a concentration in new business development. Over the summer, Toro Espinosa was a...

Deacon Profile: Gabbie Coffy

Deacon Profile: Gabbie Coffy

Aine Pierre, News Editor August 26, 2021

Gabbie Coffy is a senior at Wake Forest who is majoring in Music. On campus, she is involved in Momentum, Demon Divas, Chamber Choir and is a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. Outside of school,...

Deacon Profile: Chris Gilliam

Deacon Profile: Chris Gilliam

Caroline Walker, Staff Writer April 29, 2021

Christopher Gilliam is serving as the new director of choral activities at Wake Forest University. Before that, he held the same position at Davidson College. He is also the artistic director of the Winston-Salem...

Deacon Profile: Anna Price

Deacon Profile: Anna Price

Emily Toro, Staff Writer April 22, 2021

Anna Price is a junior from Hendersonville, N.C. who is majoring in psychology and minoring in linguistics. Price currently serves as the sustainable consumption intern in the Office of Sustainability....

Deacon Profile: Jim Mussetter

Deacon Profile: Jim Mussetter

Caroline Walker, Staff Writer April 15, 2021

University arborist Jim Mussetter has been caring for the trees that cover Wake Forest’s campus since 1992. Mussetter enjoys protecting the trees that form an important part of our campus and also the...

Deacon Profile: Michelle Gillespie

Deacon Profile: Michelle Gillespie

Julia Ochsenhirt, Assistant News Editor April 8, 2021

Michelle Gilespie is Dean of the Undergraduate College, a position she has held since 2015. Before becoming the dean, she taught history at Agnes Scott College and Wake Forest University and published...

Deacon Profile: Amy Foley

Deacon Profile: Amy Foley

Emily Toro, Contributing Writer March 25, 2021

Amy Foley is a sophomore from Lake Forest, Ill. majoring in health and exercise science. She manages RedCup Wake, an Instagram humor account affiliated with RedCup News. Though her focus is on sports content,...

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