CHARGE Emerging Leaders Program


CHARGE is a foundational leadership program for first year and sophomore students. As part of the 10-week program students take various personal inventories and assessments, participate in small group action planning, attend a weekend retreat, and learn from campus and community leaders.

CHARGE is Wake Forest’s flagship program for student leadership development. Over the years many of the CHARGE student group proposals have been the catalyst for positive and concrete change at Wake Forest. If interested, contact Melanie Bullock (

CHARGE Team Proposals April 4-5

Student Directors

Matt Jamison

I am a senior biology major and chemistry minor from Youngstown, Ohio. I am the former co-director of the Deacon Camp pre-orientation program as well as a First Year in Focus mentor. I am also involved in research in the biology department where I focus on the biomechanics of Betta fish. I host a weekly classic rock radio program, “Jamison on the Rocks,” on Wake Radio every Sunday night, and I am a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. I love CHARGE, and I feel that it is the absolute best way for students to make an impact on this campus that we all love all while learning what it means to be a leader.

Kyla Tucker

My name is Kyla Tucker and I am a senior Psychology major here at Wake. After spending the last year abroad at two of the Wake Forest houses I am very excited to be able to bring the new perspective I gained from these experiences to CHARGE. In addition to CHARGE, I am the special events coordinator for the Volunteer Service Corps and a Resident Advisor for upperclassmen. In my free time I enjoy dancing in the WFU Dance Company and doing yoga off campus.

David Bish

My name is David Bish, and I am rising senior with a double major in statistics and chemistry and a minor in biology. Other than CHARGE, I am involved in a few other activities on campus that have made my college experience very fulfilling. I have been a tour guide and mentor for Project Launch for the past couple years, and last year I served as a mentor in First Year in Focus. I am also a Resident Adviser in Davis Hall, and I have been actively involved in HOPE (Helping to Overcome Physical Expectations) for the past three years. Along with extracurricular activities, I really enjoy playing and watching sports. I love playing almost any intramural sport with basketball and soccer being my favorites. I am also an obnoxious Dallas Cowboys fan, and I look forward to football season every year.

Suzanne Murray

Hi! My name is Suzanne Murray and I’m one of the Student Directors of CHARGE for 2016-2017! I’m from Houston, Texas and I’m a Religion Major with a concentration in Religion and Public Engagement and Minors in Biology and Psychology. Besides CHARGE, I’m involved with Wake ‘N Shake, Tri Delta Sorority, and I’m a violinist in the orchestra. I’m so excited for this year of CHARGE and to meet all of the future leaders of Wake Forest!

Mentor/Participant Information

The mentor and participant application is now closed. Please check back Fall 2017 to be a part of the next cohort!