Success Stories

Angela Woolen '13

Angela Woolen '13

Just like the young 20-somethings, I walked from the site of the old Wesleyan College to Mulberry Street United Methodist Church. And like most of them that night at the Baccalaureate service, I shed a few tears, shared some laughs and thought about the future. The next day, May 11, I walked across the stage along with 92 others at Porter Auditorium and received my bachelor’s degree.  More info

Ann Parsons Odum, Class of 1954

Ann Parsons Odum, Class of 1954

If Ann Parsons Odum’s life were depicted in one of her paintings – what would we see? The scenes would reveal a colorful life overflowing with passionate devotion to her family, friends, church, and beloved hometown of Duluth, Georgia. For the past 40 years, Ann has dedicated a significant amount of time to preserving the history of Duluth through her artwork. A friend said, “Everything Ann has loved in life centered on Duluth.”  More info

Anne Scarborough Hughes, Class of 1978

Anne Scarborough Hughes, Class of 1978

Among the more than 9,000 members of the Wesleyan College Alumnae Association, few have served her in as many different roles as Anne Scarborough Hughes. Student, parent, faculty member, liaison to the Methodist Church, alumnae leader – for over 35 years Anne has offered her considerable talents in service to her alma mater with enthusiasm, humility, and love. In 1994 Anne was elected Secretary of the Alumnae Board of Managers  More info

Anne-Kathrin Witt Class of 2007

Anne-Kathrin Witt Class of 2007

Anne-Kathrin Witt’s ’07 combined interest in science and business began at an early age when she realized that innovations thrive only if they are commercialized successfully. After completing high school in her native Germany, Anne-Kathrin aspired to study science and economics in the United States. The Georgia Rotary Student Program enabled her to begin that journey with a scholarship for a year’s study at Wesleyan College.   More info

Ashlee Day, Class of 2014

Ashlee Day, Class of 2014

Ashlee plans to combine the leadership skills she learned at Wesleyan with her passion for education to advocate for others and teach them to advocate for themselves. “I like to tell people my number one hobby is learning but I don’t want to use what I have learned just to improve my personal life. Education can revolutionize the world, open minds, and be a tool for community building.”   More info

Ashley Hare, Class of 2007

Ashley Hare, Class of 2007

Ashley also volunteers as managing director for Rising Youth Theatre (RYT), a newly-formed professional theatre company that places youth alongside professional artists to create original plays relevant to the lives and experiences of young people. Working with family-focused social service organizations, RYT conducts story-sharing events for youth at multiple locations across the metro Phoenix area. Professional playwrights use these true stories to create original scripts.   More info

Azea Mustafa Class of 2012

Azea Mustafa Class of 2012

As a mathematics and educational studies double major, this Munroe Scholar plans to teach high school in Bibb County. Already she has gained experience by tutoring through Wesleyan’s Academic and Writing Centers. “The thing I love most about teaching is watching my students get excited about learning math. I feel at home in the math classroom,” she said. The self-proclaimed “shy girl who had a lot to say” worked on developing communication skills in order to gain confidence in public speaking. She gives partial credit to her four-year participation in the musical antics of STUNT, something she said she would never have considered at another college.  More info

Beth Galvin Class of 1987

Beth Galvin Class of 1987

As a kid, FOX Medical Reporter Beth Galvin ’87 wrote stories to entertain her father. Later, she wrote for her high school newspaper and also served as the copy editor for the yearbook. Today, Beth is an award-winning journalist and the regular face of FOX5’s Health Watch. Her inspiring and informative reporting style quickly caught the attention of viewers and also media and medical professionals. She won a regional Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Medical Reporting and an award for Specialty Reporting from the Georgia Associated Press Broadcasters. The Georgia Physicians Association/Atlanta Medical Association also presented her with an award for Outstanding Health Reporting.  More info

Beth Hurst, Class of 2014

Beth Hurst, Class of 2014

Having a keen interest in the dynamics of a globalized society, Beth minored in communication with intent to work in the field of intercultural communication and eventually become a professor. Beth’s first step in this direction is to spend a year after graduation as an au pair in Germany, to become fluent in a second language and gain experience living outside the United States.   More info

Bethany Kriznik Wheatley, Class of 2005

Bethany Kriznik Wheatley, Class of 2005

“I wholeheartedly support a women’s college education. A lot of people have no idea that a small, southern school like Wesleyan could have such a diverse student body and global outlook. Attending Wesleyan not only gave me a first-class academic education but also opened the door to amazing extracurricular opportunities that put me on the path to where I am today.“  More info

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