by Haleigh Cadd (’21)
I just finished FaceTiming my mom–who was hunkered in an unglamorous hall on Wake’s campus–and informed her that I just got off of a call with the ambassador to Lithuania, Robert Gilchrist. A few hours prior, I texted my family group chat a panoramic video of the apartments’ immaculate rooftop setup–which overlooks a skyline where I can see both the Capitol and the top of the Washington monument.
My brother, meanwhile, spends hours memorizing chemistry online in his apartment at another North Carolina university.
All of this is to say that coming to Wake Washington is probably the best decision I’ve ever made.
Katy Harriger, professor and chair of politics and international affairs, has been named faculty director of Wake Forest University’s new Wake Washington program, which will combine academic and internship experiences in the nation’s capital. Scheduled to launch in fall 2017, the program will provide students with “outstanding opportunities to explore what it means to be a citizen, a policy maker, and a leader,” said Michele Gillespie, dean of the College.
Jennifer Richwine has been named Executive Director of Wake Forest’s Washington Office. She will serve as the central point of contact for Wake Forest in D.C. and provide strategic planning, direction, and execution of programs and connections between D.C. area alumni, parents, students and the University as a whole.