Wofford student volunteering at Arcadia

Meet the CCBL Team

The Center for Community-Based Learning is located in the Michael S. Brown Village Center.  The phone number is (864) 597-4400.


Jessalyn Wynn Story Jessalyn Wynn Story, Director of the Center for Community-Based Learning: A Spartanburg native and former nonprofit executive director, Jessalyn is passionate about building diverse, mutually beneficial collaboratives that make communities fairer, kinder and stronger.  She holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Davidson College, a certificate of Nonprofit Management from Duke University, and an M.S. in Organizational Communication and Leadership from Northeastern University.  Her husband, Chris, is the Assistant City Manager for Spartanburg and they have two children: Wynn (8) and Suzanna (4). Jessalyn can be reached at storyjw@wofford.edu.
Ramon Galines Jr Ramón Galiñanes, Jr., Director of the Bonner Scholars Program: A former high school social studies teacher, Ramón is passionate about working with college students and helping them realize their full potential and develop as scholars and civic leaders. He holds a B.A. in History from Montclair State University, an MPhil in Politics, Democracy, and Education from the University of Cambridge (England), and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Florida.  His partner, Stephanie, is a professor of Spanish and they have two children: Lucía Grace (5) and Leo Maximus (2). Ramón can be reached at galinanesr@wofford.edu
James Stukes James Stukes, Coordinator of College Access and Student Success: A native of Sumter, James has several years of experience in the secondary and post-secondary educational settings. He is passionate about serving as a resource to students as they matriculate through their collegiate journey.  Furthermore, James is a proponent of fostering partnerships that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.  He earned B.A. in History from East Tennessee State University, a certificate of conflict resolution and M.Ed in Higher Education from Abilene Christian University, and is currently pursuing a Ed.D in Educational Leadership Policy and Analysis from East Tennessee State University.  James and wife Trenise are the proud parents of two boys, Khimek and Caiden. James can be reached at stukesje@wofford.edu
Toria Teamer

Toria Teamer, AmeriCorps*VISTA: A Spartanburg native, Toria graduated from USC Upstate with a B.A. in Sociology. Before becoming a VISTA, Toria worked with the Urban League of the Upstate and the Boys and Girls club of the Upstate. She joined the AmeriCorps VISTA program in hopes of giving back the community she feels has given so much to her. She is passionate about civic engagement and helping students find opportunities to connect to the Spartanburg community.  Toria is also the proud owner of an adorable mini Doberman Pincher named Simba. Toria can be reached at: teamertc@wofford.edu

Tracey Southers

Tracey Southers, Administrative Assistant: Tracey has called Spartanburg “home” her entire life.  In fact, she’s only lived in two houses! She enjoys both the rich diversity and the similarities of the three offices she assists (she’s also the Administrative Assistant for LifeLong Learning and the Office of International Programs). She’s married to Ray Southers, who’s been employed at Wofford for more than 30 years. She has a bonus son, Danny (30), and a daughter, Kyleigh (19). When she’s not being hospitable and making the trains run on time in all three offices, she’s going to dance competitions with Kyleigh, cooking delicious food, or caring for her fur babies (3 dogs and 1 ferret). Tracey can be reached at SouthersTL@wofford.edu.