Kelly Meachum McConnico (’00)
Executive Director, Alumni Engagement
Kelly is a life-long Deacon fan, following in her parents’ footsteps by attending Wake Forest. She graduated in 2000 with a degree in business and spent three years in Washington, DC, before returning to work in the alumni office in 2003. As Executive Director, she oversees the alumni team, manages the alumni council, and has responsibility for developing strategies for alumni engagement both on campus and nationally. Homecoming is her favorite weekend of the year and you can often find her planning and attending alumni events around the country. Go Deacs!
Gray Allen (’09)
Community & Affinity Engagement Coordinator
A native North Carolinian and fourth-generation Demon Deacon, Gray graduated from Wake Forest in 2009 and went on to receive her Master of Science in Higher Education Administration from Drexel University before returning to Wake Forest in November of 2013. In her position as Community and Affinity Engagement Coordinator, Gray oversees the development, support and programming of alumni affinity groups and regional alumni communities in the Northeast, Florida, and across North Carolina.
Contact Gray with questions regarding existing affinity groups, starting new affinity groups, and communities in Asheville, Baltimore, Boston, Hickory, Jacksonville, Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Philadelphia, Richmond, Roanoke, Tampa Bay, and Wilmington..
Assistant Director, Alumni Education & Travel
Pat has been with the Alumni Office since 2007. A resident of Winston-Salem for seventeen years, Pat joined the Wake Forest family after traveling the world as a Navy wife, earning a law degree, working as a stay-at-home mom to her three children, and working as Associate Dean of the Continuing Studies program at Salem College. Pat supports our Greensboro Alumni Club, our Alumni Council, and manages Alumni Education and Travel..
Contact Pat if you are interested in our alumni travel schedule or have questions about club events in the Southeast or Ohio.
Stephen Edwards (’10)
Assistant Director, Young Alumni & Student Engagement
Stephen is a 2010 graduate of Wake Forest University, and moved back to Winston-Salem with his wife McKenzie to work at WFU in August 2013. Stephen leads Alumni Office sponsored programs such as Dining with the Deacs, New Alumni Receptions, Professional Development Series, Alumni Mentoring, Junior and Senior Programming, the Traditions Council, the Winston-Salem Club, our partnership with OPCD, and all things alumni on LinkedIn and Twitter.
Contact Stephen with questions regarding young alumni and student engagement programming emphasizing professional and personal development.
After graduating from Furman University in 2005 and earning her Masters of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 2009, Kathleen is now proud to be a Deacon! She joined the Alumni Office in 2013 and manages our daily office operations and maintains the Alumni website. Kathleen lives in Winston-Salem with her unnecessarily large golden retriever, Nola.
Contact Kathleen for help with WIN/EFFL, Alumni Gmail accounts, Homecoming registration, general (or random) questions, and Darling Deacon submissions.
Laura C. Harrell (’92)
Associate Director, Special Programs & Campus Engagement
Laura joined the Alumni Office staff in February 2014. After graduating from Wake Forest in 1992, Laura’s career journey included youth ministry, business management, event planning, and full-time mom. She is thrilled to be back at Wake Forest and excited to find ways to engage our 80’s and 90’s graduates.
Contact Laura with questions related to programming for alumni families, Legacy students, collaborative efforts with the Admissions Office and ZSR Library, and communication strategies for the Alumni Office.
Emily Johnson (’06)
Associate Director, Regional Programs & Community Engagement
Emily graduated from Wake Forest in 2006, with a degree in Elementary Education. After teaching 3rd and 5th grade in Charleston, SC for 4 years, she came back to her alma mater to work for the Reunions team in 2010. After 2 years, she transitioned into the Alumni Office as Associate Director of Alumni Programs. In this role, Emily oversees the 5 major metro city alumni clubs, encompassing Charlotte, Raleigh, NYC, DC and Atlanta. She also oversees the planning and execution of Homecoming and Reunion Weekend.
Contact Emily with questions regarding alumni club activity in each of the 5 metro cities, including volunteer recruitment and management within each, as well as questions about Homecoming and Reunion Weekend events and activities.
Community Engagement & Operations Coordinator
Suzanne has been working with the Alumni Office since 1995 and currently serves as the Community Engagement & Operations Coordinator. Suzanne supports our Wake Forest clubs located in Ohio, South Carolina, the Midwest, and Western United States. She also manages the clubs’ budget and handles the back end process for all club registrations.
Contact Suzanne if you have questions regarding club events registration, budgets, or refunds.
Anthony Tang (’11)
Alumni Coordinator, Pro Humanitate Engagement
Anthony continued his mother’s legacy at Wake Forest and graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. Following graduation, Anthony spent 3 years in the Undergraduate Admissions Office before joining the Office of Alumni Engagement in November 2014. Anthony is responsible for the execution of Pro Humanitate initiatives across the country and is deeply invested in creating more opportunities for Wake Forest Alumni to contribute positively to humanity.
Contact Anthony if you have questions regarding Pro Humanitate Day and other service initiatives.