Success Stories

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

Evelyn Hanna Sommerville Class of 1932

Evelyn Hanna Sommerville Class of 1932

Like her contemporary Margaret Mitchell, Evelyn used the Civil War as a setting for her romantic fiction and, like Mitchell’s Gone With The Wind, Blackberry Winter was touted by The Atlanta Journal as a ‘possibility for screen entertainment.’ During the 1930s, when these books were published, women novelists were not only enjoying much success but also reinventing the genre of Southern fiction. Blackberry Winter was published in 1938 and missed winning the 1939 Pulitzer Prize by just one vote. The prize that year went to Florida native Marjorie Rawlings for her book, The Yearling.  More info

Georgette Pilar Wilder, Class of 2001

Georgette Pilar Wilder, Class of 2001

Pilar’s service to the community has not gone unrecognized. In 2004 she received the Macon Arts Alliance Cultural Award. In 2011 Macon Magazine named her as one of “5 Leaders under 40.” A graduate of Leadership Macon’s class of 2012, she also is a member of the “I Love Macon Campaign.” In addition, she is Macon’s only representative selected for Leadership Georgia’s class of 2014, which accepts only 63 participants each year.  More info

Geovette E. Washington Class of 1989

Geovette E. Washington Class of 1989

As Deputy General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Commerce, Geovette Washington ’89 serves as second ranking officer in the Office of General Counsel for a cabinet level agency that employs more than 40,000 people. She assists the General Counsel in his role as the chief legal advisor to the Secretary of Commerce and chief legal officer for the Department and its 12 component bureaus, including the United Patent and Trademark Office, the International Trade Administration, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Census Bureau.  More info

GinaMarie Cody Class of 2008

GinaMarie Cody Class of 2008

After graduating from Wesleyan in 2008, GinaMarie began the organizational leadership master’s program at Vanderbilt University, where she earned her degree in 2010. This double-major grad made the Dean’s List all four years at Wesleyan, and is thankful to have received a well-rounded education in the presence of sincere sisterhood. Today GinaMarie works at Turner Broadcasting in the Corporate Human Resources (Talent Management) division as an Organizational Effectiveness and Executive Development Coordinator. GinaMarie also serves on the Wesleyan Atlanta Young Alumnae planning committee.  More info

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