Class of 2016
Blakeney C. Brown
Brown attended Wake Forest University for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees, where she majored in political science and completed a master’s degree in law. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, Brown was a member of Pi Sigma Alpha academic honor society, a member and assistant coach of the Wake Forest Dance Team, officer of the Black Student Alliance, officer of Wake Forest University Gospel Choir, and Master Studies of Law Program Representative of the Wake Forest Student Bar Association.
Brittney A. Burch
Burch majored in politics and international affairs and minored in Spanish at Wake Forest University. Burch was an active member of the student group PREPARE, which helped raise awareness about sexual assaults on campus and provided a sexual assault hotline for Wake Forest students. Burch also served in the Protégé Mentor Program, which provides an avenue for disadvantaged Americans to achieve entrepreneurial success; and Project Launch, a program designed to improve services for young children. Burch has also worked as a tutor for high school students in Anson County, NC, and as a research assistant for the Politics and International Affairs Office at Wake Forest.
Morgan L. Furman
Furman graduated from the College of William and Mary with a double major in Hispanic studies and sociology. Since graduating in 2011, Furman has worked as a paralegal in two firms in Richmond, Virginia, and serves as a Spanish tutor for high school students. Furman studied abroad in Seville, Spain, at the Universidad Pablo de Olavide where she volunteered helping autistic teenagers with rehabilitative athletic activities. At William and Mary, Furman was a member of the Student Council, the Undergraduate Honor Council and Building Tomorrow, an organization dedicated to proving educational resources to children in east Africa. Furman has served as a Troop Leader for Girl Scouts of the USA.
Camille E. Hill
Hill completed her undergraduate education at Elon University where she majored in strategic communications and played varsity softball. Hill served as Treasurer of the National Pan-Hellenic Council Executive Board for the Greek community at Elon. Hill served as a New Student Orientation Leader and was a member of the Admissions Student Staff. Hill joined the 2012-13 Senior Class Gift Giving Committee as the Student Gifts Coordinator, interned for PETA and participated in the Bateman Case Study Competition, a nation case study competition for public relations students.
Daniel J. Lawall
Lawall completed a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Clemson University in 1996 and completed his master’s degree in computer science from George Washington University in 2007. Lawall served in the U.S. Army for more than eight years and worked for the CIA as a Research Scientist in both the pre-and post-9/11 eras. In his experience, Lawall was the Director of the Applied Research and Innovation Team in the CIA and an Intelligence Community Joint Duty Service Pin recipient. He has also been a volunteer with several Cub Scout packs.
Diane K. Pappayliou
Pappayliou graduated from Davidson College where she majored in anthropology and served as the President of Davidson’s Pre-Law Society. While at Davidson, Pappayliou was the Candidate Relations Officer for Davidson’s Student Government Association. Pappayliou is a recipient of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Leadership Award from the West Point Society of New Jersey. Pappayliou brings service experience to Elon through her involvement with the Rusk Eating House, a social and philanthropic organization aimed at empowering women in service and leadership opportunities, where she served as the President for over a year and organized many events for the group.
Anisha C. Patel
Patel graduated from Texas Woman’s University in 2011 with a master’s degree in nutrition after receiving a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Austin College. In 2012, Patel coauthored an article called “The Role of Polyphenols on Cartilage Health” in the Current Topics in Nutraceutical Research journal. Currently, Patel holds membership in the American Society for Nutrition and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Patel participated in several funded research projects while at Texas Women’s University. Patel has held both the Historian and Secretary positions in Circle K International’s corporate board and has most recently worked for US Airways as the Chairman’s Preferred & Capitol Desk Liaison.
Jessica D. Richardson
Richardson graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in biology. While at Chapel Hill, Richardson was recognized as a Pogue Scholar and was inducted into the National Biology Honor Society. Richardson is the founder and director of Assets for Sustainability, where she helps domestic violence survivors and homeless families gain economic independence and economic sustainability. Richardson served as an intern for GlaxoSmithKline and was recognized as a GlaxoSmithKline Woman in Science Scholar. She has volunteered in Greensboro as Guardian Ad Litem, a volunteer advocate for abused and neglected children; and in Chapel Hill as a program co-counselor for the Communiversity After-School Program, an organization that provides academic and cultural programs for local children.