Alumni

WELCOME WCA ALUMS

We hope that you will find this site useful in keeping you informed about the Academy and your classmates. It’s our goal to keep you up to date with what’s happening on campus, what events are scheduled for the future, and share how God continues to bless our school.

You represent Wesleyan to the world, and we pray that what you learned here is reflected in your life. We want to hear how you are doing, what you are doing, and where! We are proud of you and want to hear how God is working in your life.

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHTS

Nick Bodenheimer, Class of 2000

 

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Nick Bodenheimer, Class of 2000, with patients

What is your current job?
After graduating Wesleyan in 2000, I attended Gardner Webb University. There, I earned my major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. After college, I worked as a phlebotomist at High Point Regional Hospital for a year. Then I went to Creighton University, located in Omaha, NE and earned a Master of Science in Anatomy. My thesis was on the Brachial Plexus. I then attended medical school at Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Blacksburg, VA. I completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2015 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, in Wilmington, NC. I now work at Novant Hospital, just outside of Wilmington, NC. There, I am involved in The Peer Review Committee, Surgical Executive Operations, Robotic Surgery Steering Committee, and Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Committee.   

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?  
Hobbies include playing guitar, bass, and drums; surfing; and live music.  

What is your favorite Wesleyan memory:  
My favorite memories at Wesleyan are the 4 years that I spent in Journalism. I started taking pictures for the yearbook in 7th grade and enjoyed that in 7th and 8th grade. Then I joined Journalism in 9th grade and was actively involved in the Trojournal for 4 years. Myself, as well as one of my friends, were co Editor-In-Chief our senior year.   

Tyler Jordan, Class of 2013

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Tyler Jordan, Class of 2013

Tell us about your family:
I am the second oldest out of five children, all of whom spent time at Wesleyan. I'm single.  

What is your current job?
I got my BSE in Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences from the University of Michigan, and I am currently in the second year of my PhD in Nuclear Engineering at UC Berkeley. My field of research is radiation detection for nuclear security and nonproliferation applications, with a focus on organic scintillator detectors. This summer I will move out to New Mexico to begin thesis work at Los Alamos National Lab.  

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?  
I enjoy playing video games and reading, and on occasion I dabble in writing (mostly poetry).  

Share your favorite Wesleyan memory:
A couple of fond memories of Wesleyan include making thermite with Mr. Peele and soaking up Mr. Reitnour's profound dating advice. On a more serious note, I deeply appreciate all of the opportunities I had during my time at Wesleyan to turn to my teachers for guidance when facing difficulties in my life and questions in my faith. I owe much of who I am today to my senior year at Wesleyan, in no small part due to my teachers' willingness to spend time on me. 

Riccardo De Cataldo, Class of 2014

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Riccardo De Cataldo, Class of 2014

Tell us about your family:
My immediate family includes my mother, Tonilena, who worked at Wesleyan for a number of years and now works at High Point University; my father, Gaetano, who works in the furniture industry; and my two younger siblings, Roberto and Rebecca, who are both at Wesleyan Christian Academy. The rest of my family all live in Italy.  

What is your current job?
I graduated from High Point University in May of 2018 with a degree in Biochemistry with all University and departmental honors and currently plan to apply to Medical School early this summer. I am currently in a gap-year completing Medical School applications. I work as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in Winston-Salem. I volunteer at the Community Clinic of High Point where I triage patients and I also volunteer with Nip Pesayanavin, the Director of Sports Medicine at WCA, as a first responder during athletic events. I also volunteer at a community garden in High Point.  

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I started band when I was at Wesleyan Christian Academy and this opened me up to the world of music.  I will listen to just about any genre of music to relax and I play percussion instruments and the piano for fun. In addition to music, I enjoy reading most types of books and enjoy completing small, hands-on projects.

Share your favorite Wesleyan memory:
Many of my best memories from my time at Wesleyan come from the different trips I got to take, like senior trip and the fine arts trips. These trips were fun ways to travel to new cities and have fellowship with friends. One of my favorite trips was when the fine arts department took a trip to Hershey, PA and then to New York City. While up there, we played our music for a church, saw a Broadway play and then explored New York City.  

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