Alumni on ‘Losing to Win’ panel

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Athletes, coaches, attorneys, authors, journalists and broadcasters — including basketball great Rodney Rogers (’94) — are among the Wake Forest alumni participating in this week’s “Losing to Win” conference on race and intercollegiate sports.

The conference is concludes today in Benson University Center, and you can follow it live on Twitter, Facebook and the conference blog.

Alumni panelists include:

• Mary Brunk (’00), former men’s basketball manager and now assistant director of student-athlete services at Georgia Tech

• Tim Fuller (’00), former Deacon basketball player who is assistant basketball coach for the University of Louisville and an NBA sports marketing field representative for Nike

• Emily Giffin (’94), former men’s basketball team manager, now a best-selling novelist

• Beth Hopkins (’73), director of outreach for the Wake Forest University School of Law

• Brenda Mock Kirkpatrick (’00, MAEd ’01), former Deacon basketball player and now assistant women’s basketball coach at the University of Florida

• Tom O’Toole (’78), college and high school sports editor at USA Today

• Amy Perko (’87), three-time Academic All-America basketball player, member of the Wake Forest Sports Hall of Fame and now executive director of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics

• Corey Randolph (’05, JD ’10), former Deacon football player and now a legal intern with the Social Security Administration

• LaChina Robinson (’02), former women’s basketball player and now a broadcaster for ESPN/Fox, NCAA and WNBA

• Rodney Rogers (’94), former Deacon basketball player who played 12 years in the NBA and founder of the Rodney Rogers Foundation

• Omari Simmons (’96), associate professor at the Wake Forest School of Law

• Alphonso Smith Jr. (’08), former Deacon football player and now a cornerback for the NFL’s Detroit Lions

• Anthony Williams (’10), former Wake Forest football player and now a University Fellow in the Wake Forest Office of Multicultural Affairs

• Hunter Hall Willard (’02, MA ’10), assistant director of student-athlete services at Wake Forest

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