Wake Forest Fellows


AS PART OF the Strategic Plan and its emphasis on the importance of mentoring, the Wake Forest Fellows Program was created to provide recent graduates a chance to work in higher administration in a year-long position as full-time staff members of the University. Established by the President’s Office in 2008, the program provides challenging work opportunities in a variety of offices across campus.

In addition to a year-long assignment in a particular department of the university, each Fellow has opportunities to interact with key administrators and faculty; to learn about various administrative areas of the university; and to participate in a series of leadership lunches and enrichment activities with leaders in the Wake Forest and larger Winston-Salem community.

“My advice is simple: work hard, hone your skills, learn about yourself, and about people different than yourself. Remain flexible, keep learning, seek out mentors, and be vigilant for opportunities.” President Nathan O. Hatch

Congratulations to the 2018-2019 Wake Forest Fellows:

  • Campus Life: Alisha Hartley (Monroe, NC)
    Major: Psychology; Minors: Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise and African Studies
  • Dean of the College: Matthew Connor (High Point, NC)
    Double Major: Religion and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Information Systems: Sarah Ottenjohn (Cincinnati, OH)
    Double Major: Mathematical Statistics and Spanish
  • Office of Personal & Career Development: Sarah York (Charlotte, NC)
    Major: Communication (Health-Science Concentration); Minors: Journalism and Creative Writing
  • President’s Office: Joseph Ford (Winston-Salem, NC)
    Major: History
  • Provost’s Office: Jayson Pugh (Bronx, NY)
    Major: Sociology; Minors: American Ethnic Studies and Theatre
  • Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center: Dominique Tucker (Yorktown, VA)
    Major: Biology (Microbiology concentration); Minors: Chemistry and Anthropology
  • Wake Downtown: Clayton Hamilton (Spartanburg, SC)
    Major: Music; Minors: Biology and Chemistry