Saturday, September 22, 2012
As the undergraduates begin another year at Wesleyan, alumni volunteers around the world think about ways to capture the Wesleyan experience and share it with graduates worldwide.
We are pleased to introduce the 2012–2013 Regional Representatives. These alumni organize off-campus events and programs that connect Wesleyan grads with each other and with the University. Visit the Wesconnect Events Calendar to see what they have planned, connect with them via one of Wesleyan’s regional Facebook Groups, or find them—and other alumni—in the Wesconnect Directory.
And if you want to learn about becoming a Regional Rep yourself, contact the Alumni & Parent Relations Office today!
Hayley Stokar ’06, Chicago Regional Representative
Hayley Stokar ’06 is a Chicagoland native and a social worker serving the Deaf Community in Chicago. She studied American Sign Language and Spanish at Wesleyan, majoring in anthropology and dedicating much of her extracurricular time to student theater. Hayley is excited about the prospect of a growing population of alumni in the Midwest.
Jon Sargent ’09, Boston Regional Representative
Jon Sargent ’09 is a new regional representative in Boston. Originally from Central Massachusetts, Jon now lives in Brighton and works in business development for Consigli Construction in Milford. An art history major and member of the basketball and baseball teams at Wesleyan, Jon fills his time outside of work volunteering on the Boston Preservation Alliance’s Young Advisors Board, playing baseball in Boston’s Yawkey League, and coaching youth players.
Jennifer Robinson ’07, New York Regional Representative
Jennifer Robinson ’07 is president of Revamp Design, a residential interior design business based in Brooklyn. While at Wesleyan, she double majored in studio art and government and taught workshops at the local women’s prison as part of Wesleyan's Prisoner Resource Education Program (WesPREP).
Joe McElligott ’06, New York Regional Representative
Joe McElligott ’06 is a vice president for Guggenheim Partners. An American studies major at Wesleyan, he was an active member of Beta Theta Pi and the Wesleyan rugby team. Joe is a longtime volunteer for the Boys’ Club of New York.
Rick Okuno ’84, Tokyo Regional Representative
Rick Okuno ’84 is Tokyo co-regional representative, Psi U regional delegate, alumni interviewer, past senior interviewer, and former class agent. Rick says he is probably the only person in Japan who gets nostalgic watching How I Met Your Mother on late night cable.
Heather Ferguson-Hull ’90, Connecticut Regional Representative
Heather Ferguson-Hull ’90 lives in West Hartford with her husband, Rich (also '90) and their two teenage sons. She was a psychology major and was involved in the theater program at Wesleyan, and she went on to earn her MSW at the University of Washington. Heather currently works as an assistant kindergarten teacher, and has been a Wesleyan Alumni Admission Volunteer in addition to being active with Hartford regional programming since 2002.
Bill Macomber ’96, Los Angeles Regional Representative
Bill Macomber ’96 moved to LA after graduating to pursue a career in film. He found his niche in post production and now runs Fancy Film Post Services, helping producers and artists finish their films and television shows. Bill lives in Silver Lake with his wife and two daughters.
Adam Borden ’98, Baltimore Regional Representative
Adam Borden ’98 is the founder and Managing Director of Bradmer Foods, a Baltimore-based investment firm focusing on food and beverage companies. Adam previously worked at Kraft Foods and at Petrossian, the Paris-based caviar and luxury food importer. He has volunteered for the James Beard Foundation, Beth Am Synagogue, the Walters Art Museum, and Marylanders for Better Beer and Wine Laws. Adam has an MBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and a BA in art history from Wesleyan where he was a writer for the Argus, a WESU disc jockey, and student leader of E3, Wesleyan's student environmental group.
Other Regional Representatives include:
Sebastian Kaplan ’02, San Francisco
Matt Francis ’99, San Diego
Brad Moss ’80, Philadelphia
Jacquie McKenna ’80, Colorado
Gary Tier ’02, New Jersey
Cheuk Ho ’07, Hong Kong
Rory Spiro ’96, Tokyo
Michael Aylward ’04, Washington DC
Gabe Gonzalez-Kreisberg ’09, Washington DC
Brian O'Donnell ’79, P’14, Connecticut
Anand Gopalan ’09, Chicago
Nick Waltner ’86, Seattle
Mark Wallach ’71, P’02, P’05 and Karla Bell ’74, P’02, P’05, Cleveland
John Kamp ’00, Minneapolis
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