The Leadership Program

Leadership Fellows

Class of May 2017

* = Student joined the Fellows program in 2015.

Nathaniel Cook - Elon LawNathaniel H. Cook

Cook earned a Bachelor of Science in political science at Appalachian State University (ASU) in 2011. He served as the vice president of the ASU student body from 2010-2011, and as the Student Government Association director of student affairs from 2009-2010. Cook was Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity Iota Psi chapter president for the 2010 calendar year. He worked as a real estate paralegal for Di Santi Watson Capua Wilson & Garrett in Boone, N.C. from 2011 to 2014. Cook is an Eagle Scout. Cook is currently the chairman of the Greensboro College Commission, and is also a 2L representative for the Student Bar Association. Cook completed a summer externship in 2015 for the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, where he worked on the legal team that represented plaintiffs in the North Carolina federal voting rights trial.

William Gambill - Elon LawWilliam W. Gambill, II

U.S. Army Infantry Capt. William Gambill has a wide range of military and business experience. Gambill has held multiple commands at the platoon and company level as well as worked as a battalion staff officer for operations and logistics. He has trained and served in positions at Fort Benning, Ga., the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, N.C., the North Carolina National Guard and the Army Reserves. Gambill graduated from Elon University with a major in political science and history and a minor in philosophy (2005). He has served as an intern to Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina and was a member of the N.C. Student Legislature (2004-2005). Gambill has worked in both management and finance as a chief of operations for a real estate development company, research analyst for an alternative asset management firm and as a broker for a logistics company.

Todd Kendrick Elon LawTodd Kendrick*

Mr. Kendrick is a 2012 graduate of Virginia Tech having graduated with Bachelor's of Arts in History and Philosophy. While attending Virginia Tech, Mr. Kendrick was a team captain for Relay For Life, as well as, team captain for a community outreach event known as The Big Event, which involves students going through the local community and providing various forms of community service. Upon graduation, and prior to Elon Law, Mr. Kendrick worked at a pharmaceutical clinical trials manufacturer. At Elon Law, Mr. Kendrick has been named to the Dean's List, served as a committee member of #ElonDay, and is currently serving as a staff member of the Elon Law Review. During Summer 2015, Mr. Kendrick interned with the Office of Inspector General, with the New York State Unified Court System. 

Merima MustaficMerima Mustafic*

Mustafic earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science from The University of Chicago and graduated with honors in 2014. While at UChicago, Mustafic served as a teaching assistant for the Neighborhood Schools Program, as a board member for the Partnership for the Advancement of Refugee Rights, and as a captain for the Mock Trial competitive team. As a 1L, Mustafic was primarily involved in pro-bono work and with Innocence Project and will be serving as the Vice President of Case Managers during the 2015-2016 academic year. She will also be a staff member of the Elon Law Review. In the summer of 2015, Mustafic interned with the Guilford County Public Defender and was a research assistant for Professor David S. Levine. In addition to being a Leadership Fellow, Mustafic is a Dean’s Scholar, Dean’s Fellow, and has been named to the Dean’s List for the fall and spring semesters of the 2014-2015 academic year.

Danielle Prongay - Elon LawDanielle Prongay

Prongay received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Elon University and graduated magna cum laude in 2014. Prongay’s work and leadership experiences at Elon University included service as a member of head staff for New Student Transition Programs, founder and executive director of Colleges Against Cancer - Relay for Life, member of the 2014 Senior Class Giving Committee, campus programs representative for the Student Government Association and event management team leader for Campus Recreation. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, Prongay’s academic organizational commitments included vice president of Pi Sigma Alpha academic honor society and a member of Pi Gamma Mu honor society. Prongay has served as an executive intern for campus recreation at Elon University, legal intern for the Office of the Attorney General in Florida, working in the Office of Statewide Prosecution, and executive intern to the Office of the President at Elon University. Prongay's work experience while attending Elon Law includes a summer internship at the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Privacy and Civil Liberties in 2015. She has been named to the Dean’s List at Elon Law and is currently serving as a staff member for the Elon Law Review. Her involvement also includes membership in Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity and Chair of the #IBelieveInElonLaw and Alumni Relations Committee.

Jason PruettJason Pruett*

Pruett received a Bachelor’s Degree in English Education from Western Carolina University in 2010 before spending four years developing his leadership skills as a public school teacher. As a high school English teacher, as well as a part-time youth director at his local church, Pruett took several opportunities to take his students on international trips, which focused on education, service and missions. Throughout his teaching career he worked as a technology media specialist and served as a faculty advisor for the travel club and student government association. In the summer of 2015, Pruett worked in the N.C. Attorney General’s office. At Elon Law, Pruett serves as a 2015 mentoring program assistant executive, assisting in management of the mentoring program for first-year students. His student involvement includes membership in the Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity as well as being name a Dean’s Fellow. 

Ragan RiddleRagan Riddle*

Riddle graduated summa cum laude from Wingate University in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Human Services. Riddle worked as both a research assistant and writing and academic tutor at Wingate University. Also during her time at Wingate, she was a member of Alpha Xi Delta, maintained positions in honors societies, including Phi Eta Sigma and Phi Alpha Theta, and served as a Presidential Ambassador. Riddle has background experience in education, as she spent a year working at Credo, a comprehensive consulting firm concentrated on private colleges and universities. The primary focus of Riddle’s leadership experience has stemmed from her service involvement with 410 Bridge and Canopy Life Academy, both non-profit organizations that work in Kenya. Specifically, Riddle has taken numerous trips to Kenya and is highly involved in education sponsorship as well as leadership curriculum and programming with Kenyan students. Since beginning law school, Riddle interned with Justice Paul M. Newby on the North Carolina Supreme Court and Judge James Wynn on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, both of which have been influential in her legal career.