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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

Betsy Herlong Class of 2012

Betsy Herlong Class of 2012

When Elizabeth “Betsy” Herlong returns to Wesleyan for her ten-year reunion, she hopes to be able to tell her Wesleyan Green Knight sisters that she has travelled across Europe and lives in a city like Paris. She would like to be able to say she has taken the lesson she learned at Wesleyan and applied them in her post-college life. “While I think a good-paying job with benefits is important,” Betsy said, “I think it will be more important for me to be able to tell my classmates that I am happy and that I’ve continued to grow as a person.”  More info

Betty Thompson Class of 1947

Betty Thompson Class of 1947

Betty Thompson has performed throughout her career on a world stage. “I knew Mother Teresa before she was a star and Desmond Tutu before he was a bishop,” she said. Betty Thompson was a prophetic force in religious journalism for more than four decades. Before her retirement at the end of 1994, she gave thirty-five years of distinguished and dedicated service to the General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM). After her retirement, Betty continued to garner recognition. In 1998, The World Association for Christian Communication designated her a life member. And, in 2001, she was inducted into the Methodist Communicators Hall of Fame.  More info

Bill Powell, Class of 1959

Bill Powell, Class of 1959

Powell was a graduate of Wesleyan, a rare distinction for a man, and College records indicate that Bill Powell was one of only three men ever to graduate from Wesleyan with a bachelor of arts degree. President Joseph T. Martin arranged for Bill to be admitted to Wesleyan’s school of liberal arts. (At the time, men were allowed to earn Wesleyan degrees only in the fine arts). Bill Powell received his degree in.  More info

Bonnie Smith Slovis, M.D. Class of 1966

Bonnie Smith Slovis, M.D. Class of 1966

At the age of forty, after having successfully raised two sons and worked in a variety of professions, and after earning two master’s degrees, Bonnie Smith Slovis ’66, M.D., M.Ed., MSHS, FCCP, began the journey to realizing her childhood dream. In 1986, twenty years after graduating from Wesleyan, Bonnie entered Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. Today Bonnie is the Associate Director for Clinical Affairs of the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care, Director of the Pulmonary Patient Care Center, Director of the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center, Director of Outpatient Pulmonary Medicine, and Associate Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  More info

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