Success Stories

Debra Carter Williams, Class of 2012

Debra Carter Williams, Class of 2012

As director of campus ministry at Wesleyan, Debra has two major areas of responsibility. The first is working with Wesleyan’s NetVUE (Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education) program, part of a national network of colleges and universities formed to enrich the intellectual and theological exploration of vocation among undergraduate students. Debra works directly with student campus ministry assistants (CMA), student counselors representing the cultural and religious diversity on campus.  More info

Dibya Rawal Class of 2011

Dibya Rawal Class of 2011

The business administration and economics major and finance minor earned a 3.79 GPA. “My four years in college have been an amazing balance of extracurricular activities, academic excellence, and practical training- all that a liberal arts education at Wesleyan College aspires to give every student. My interest in education does not end at Wesleyan. I yearn for lifelong learning and laughter. Now I’m ready to pursue my next goal- a PH.D. in finance.” While a Wesleyan student, Dibya received the prestigious Trustees scholarship making the President’s List almost every semester.  More info

Diep Nguyen, Class of 2014

Diep Nguyen, Class of 2014

At Wesleyan, Diep received an International Scholarship, majoring in international relations and minoring in photography. She earned her way onto both the President’s and Provost’s Lists, was a member of Phi Kappa Phi, and earned Honors in an Academic Discipline, International Relations Division. Diep was the recipient of the Louise Dunaway Burt Photography Award in 2011, a member of AXIS (serving as historian and vice president), STUNT, the debate team, and Splinters.  More info

Dora Ward Curry, Class of 1994

Dora Ward Curry, Class of 1994

Describing her work as “community service to the world,” Dora now works for CARE USA as senior technical advisor helping doctors, nurses, and community leaders improve the health of mothers and children. “We provide medical supplies for family planning and basic health. We supply knowledge in two ways: clinical training and data analysis. My colleague oversees the training of nurses, doctors, and midwives in basic medical procedures.  More info

Dr. Chenny Gan' 02

Dr. Chenny Gan' 02

Internationally accomplished pianist Dr. Chenny Q. Gan, Wesleyan Class of 2002, has returned to Wesleyan as full-time assistant professor of music in piano and collaborative piano, filling the position of her beloved former professor Edward Eikner who retired in May. Her love for Wesleyan and the College’s mission helped convince Chenny to return. “Empowering women and service to the community are two very important goals in my own life, so it’s a perfect fit,” Chenny said.  More info

Eliza Cato Class of 2011

Eliza Cato Class of 2011

Eliza majored in human services and minored in women’s studies and studio art. In the next few years, she plans to pursue master’s degrees in international development and women’s studies. “I have a deep interest in feminist theory, primarily ecofeminism, women’s rights, reproductive rights, and working towards a more egalitarian economic structure.” At Wesleyan, Eliza received several scholarships, including the Presidential, Leadership, and Wesleyan Disciples Scholarships. She was awarded first place in the Sustainable Ecofriendly Environmental Science Competition and the Award for Academic Excellence in Human Services.  More info

Ellamae Ellis League, Class of 1920

Ellamae Ellis League, Class of 1920

Macon native and Wesleyan College alumna Ellamae Ellis League ’20 certainly was not an overt maverick. As one of the country’s first women architects, it wasn’t her plan to stir things up. She simply wanted to get the job done. So she did just that. In her 50-plus-year career as an architect, League designed original buildings and renovation plans for dozens of structures in the Macon area, many of which still stand  More info

Erin Durham, Class of 1995

Erin Durham, Class of 1995

In 2006, Erin became the European sales director for the consulting firm Kline and Company. Today she serves as global sales and marketing director for Kline’s market research division. “We sell syndicated market research to large multi-national companies as well as regional and niche businesses. We work in four primary industries: energy, consumer, chemicals, and agrochemicals.”  More info

Erin Young, Class of 2000

Erin Young, Class of 2000

For the last three years, Erin has studied both somatic and visceral pain and the gene X environment interactions. She hopes to identify which genes predispose people to persistent pain and how environmental factors might modulate that susceptibility. The idea, she says, is that someone may be carrying genes in her DNA that increase or decrease the likelihood of developing chronic pain that becomes apparent only after an injury or other challenge occurs.  More info

Eugenia Rawls Class of 1934

Eugenia Rawls Class of 1934

Following high school, Eugenia studied drama at Wesleyan Conservatory in Macon and was involved with the Conservatory Players and served as President of the Drama Club. To continue with postgraduate work in drama, Eugenia decided to attend the University of North Carolina, and then moved to New York and started her run on Broadway in her 1934 debut in Lillian Hellman’s The Children’s Hour. Later, as an understudy for the actress playing Tallulah Bankhead's daughter in Little Foxes, Miss Rawls met Miss Bankhead for the first time. Weeks later, Eugenia was playing Alexandra to Bankhead's Regina Giddens on Broadway, after which they toured 104 American cities.  More info

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