Over the course of the next several months, members of the Board of Directors’ (BOD) Communications Committee will be participating in a Q&A, where they share updates on various Board of Directors and Deacon Club happenings. Be sure to read this special section each month to stay in the know with all the latest news.
What is your affiliation with Wake Forest Athletics?
Community fan who enjoys all collegiate athletics.
Where do you reside?
What is your occupation?
Chief Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Inpatient Operating Room at Wake Health
Why did you join the BOD?
To be able to expand not only my knowledge of what is behind collegiate sports at Wake Forest but to bring an outside perspective to what Wake Forest Athletics can mean to a non-graduate member of the local community.
What does being a BOD member mean to you?
I am so honored to have been asked to serve in this capacity as a member of the BOD even though I am not a graduate or have any children attending. I truly feel that I have been given an opportunity to speak and perhaps give voice to those in the community who may have felt they could not be involved without a history with the University.
Something exciting the BOD is currently discussing/working on is…
The BOD, through its Analytics committee, is actively exploring opportunities to connect not only with alumni members, but with fans in the community to expand the Wake experience. The goal is to assist the fans in being able to reach out and connect with whatever sport they are interested in so that on game day the fan base is present and engaged.
What makes you most proud of the BOD?
The overall feeling and vibe that all members bleed black and gold. The members truly want what is best for all student-athletes.
What can we look forward to in the future from the BOD?
I feel that the BOD is focused on not only the future, but also the present to ensure that our student-athletes meet the demands that society and the University places on them. The BOD wants to encourage relationships with our student-athletes, both on and off the field, to showcase the fact that they are good stewards for society. Good stewardship requires interaction within the local community to foster those relationships.
Why do you feel it is important to support Wake Forest Athletics?
I have always felt that it is important to support the “home” team. Here we are in the middle of ACC country where in our backyard we have the opportunity to experience collegiate athletics of the highest caliber across the continuum of college sports. The real question is WHY NOT? The access is here; all you need to do is attend and yell for the home team. If someone who was raised in the Big East can do it, anyone can!