Graduate News

Where They Are Now

In celebrating 25 years of WE are WINGS, we are adding this special Graduate News webpage entitled, Where They Are Now. This section will feature brief updates with links to full articles of our graduate scholars as we catch up with them since graduating and entering the workforce.

A special thank you to Heather Caudill of AvidXchange and Deborah Bosley of The Plain Language Group for leading the effort to interview graduates in a special Q&A format article. Be on the lookout for these articles coming soon.

From time-to-time, the articles will take on a reflective narrative, with mentors who have stayed in touch with their scholars sharing their update.

Catching Up with Shontea Smith (2008 Graduate)

Scholar Shontea Smith graduated in 2008 with a BS in Religious Studies at UNCC and went on to two Masters Degrees from UNCC and Duke Divinity School. Shontea serves as Ministry Coordinator with St. Paul's AME in Chapel Hill as well as Executive Director of United Voices of Efland Cheeks Community Center. Shontea's WINGS Mentor, Cindy Quinlan, has stayed in touch post-graduation and was delighted to share an update. Enjoy this first edition of Where They Are Now written by Cindy Quinlan.