Chris Sukenik (’09)

“I am a different person from when I first set foot on campus and I have you to thank for that.”

When I was asked to write my story, I was immediately enthused by the opportunity to communicate the depth of my Wake Forest experience to the individuals who had made it possible. Having just finished my last semester at Wake Forest, I can’t help but reflect upon my experiences during these past four years. When I first visited campus, I remember being struck by the sense of community, the physical beauty of the campus and the tightness of the Demon Deacon family. However, what I remember most about my first visit was the feeling of comfort spurred by the environment and thinking that I would love to spend my next four years here.

During my time at Wake Forest, I have learned a great deal studying Finance and French, but I have learned as much if not more from my experiences outside of the classroom. Working on the Executive Board of Campus Kitchen, I have been able to interact with individuals in very different situations and heighten my understanding of complex social issues. As a President’s Aide, I had the opportunity to hone my interpersonal skills as I communicated student body concerns directly to President Hatch. In my role as a Resident Advisor, I had the chance to help students as they confronted various issues and developed socially and intellectually. In addition to these activities, I was lucky enough to spend two semesters abroad, one in Dijon, France and one in Adelaide, Australia. Experiencing these different cultures has enabled me to further refine further my world view and develop personally as I decide what type of life I want to lead after Wake Forest.

After graduation, I’ll be working for Navigant Consulting in their Healthcare practice. More specifically, I’ll be working with state Medicaid programs helping them to deliver high quality care efficiently. I’m very excited about the opportunity to work for a socially responsible program.

My experiences at Wake Forest have helped shape me into a more thoughtful, considerate and confident individual. This development would not have been possible were it not for the scholarship money which I received. I just wanted to personally thank the donors for enabling my personal development during the past four years. I am a different person from when I first set foot on campus and I have you to thank for that. I truly appreciate your generosity in making this possible and hope that you will continue to make a difference in the lives of future students by supporting The Wake Forest Fund this year.

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