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Angi Ma (Wong) (English, ‘68, Bugle) After leaving Tech to marry Norman, my husband of 40 years, I transferred to the University of Southern California (B.A. English, history minor) and also earned a California teaching credential. My first job was as a middle school English and journalism teacher before moving into adult education at Los Angeles Unified School District as an English as a Second Language instructor, job developer, counselor and media and public relations professional. After surviving cancer in 1989 (and again in 2004), I decided that life was too precious and short not to actuate my dreams of having my own business and writing a book. Nineteen years, 27 titles later and after being on Oprah, Regis and TIME, I’m still writing, publishing, and conducting corporate training and public speaking, thanks to my unforgettable, invaluable and life-transforming experiences at Tech, including being the copy editor and editor-in-chief of the 1966 and 1967 Bugles, and that public speaking class taught by Ed Hancock. My proudest achievement is that a group of friends and I founded Chi Delta Alpha, Virginia Tech’s only women’s service sorority, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in April 2007 during which I returned to the campus for the fifth time and left hours before the tragedy occurred. Active in Rotary, flying the VT banner in Palos Verdes, Calif., and empty-nested of four children.
Business Leader magazine named Graham H. Wilson (Communication ‘78, WUVT), founder and president of PRStreet, a 2007 Mover and Shaker. The magazine selected 39 leaders in the Triangle region of North Carolina who are making an impact in their industries and the entire community. Graham founded PRStreet in 1992 after 13 years as a television news reporter, anchor and producer, and four years as director of public affairs for the N.C. Department of Crime Control and Public Safety. In addition to his professional achievements, Graham is also involved in a wide number of community organizations. Graham currently serves as a member of the Town of Apex planning board, a member of the Triangle United Way Campaign Cabinet, a board member of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce communications department, chairman of the college relations advisory committee for N.C. State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and a board member for Oak Ranch.
Annabelle Ombac (Communication ‘07, SPPS), Logistics Manager for Presidential Classroom. I have taken my degree and put it to great use in the nonprofit sector working for the civic educational organization, Presidential Classroom, helping to plan, implement and facilitate student leadership conferences in Washington, D.C.; my time in student media has helped me to work in a fast-paced working atmosphere. One of my favorite conferences is our “Communications, Journalism & New Media” program, where we visited the National Press Club, FCC and The Washington Post and were addressed by Tony Snow (Former White House press secretary) and Ann Compton (ABC White House correspondent). I currently reside in Arlington, Va.