Anyone involved in The Nwagni Project knows our mission, our goals, and our future plans. The students on our executive board or within our organization can answer general questions about the project and encourage contact with new and interested students.   

With specific questions, contact one of our executive board members via e-mail or phone (if listed), and we’d love to share as much information with you as possible. If you are interested in becoming involved with the project, please contact a member for more information about meeting times and volunteer opportunities!   

Executive Board

President: Tom Dukes

Class of 2013, International Studies   


Public Relations: Helen Craig

Contact for newsletters and website information.   

Class of 2012, History and Elementary Education   


Fund-Raising and Events: TBA

Treasurer: Kris Polk   

Contact for donation history, funds raised, and other financial information.   

Class of 2012, Psychology and History   


Secretary: Ashley Miracle

Contact for meeting times, minutes, and project updates   

Class of 2013, Chemistry and Exercise Science   



Staff Advisors

Organization Advisor: Dr. Dianne Guinen-Lelle   

Professor of French, Appointed 1987.   

B.A., University of New Orleans, 1979.   

M.A., University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1983.   

Ph.D., Louisiana State University,1988.   

Phone: 517-629-0335   


Cameroon Liaison: Dr. Emmanuel Yewah   

Professor of Humanities, Appointed 1986.   

Licencie-es-Lettres, Universite de Yaounde, 1978.   

Maitrise, Universite de Yaounde, 1979, M.A., 1982.   

Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1987.   

Office: Vulgamore 103

Phone: 517-629-0314