After graduating from Wofford, Craig Melvin began working with WIS in Columbia, SC as an anchor and a reporter. He won an Emmy for his work as a news anchor for WIS. In 2011, Melvin started working for NBC News/MSNCB as the MSNBC Live weekend anchor and worked his way up the ranks of NBC News correspondent to become a “TODAY” show anchor in 2018. Melvin has taken full advantage of his government major as he conducts interviews with important political figures such as President Trump, former President Clinton, former Vice President Joe Biden and Nikki Haley, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and former South Carolina governor. Melvin also has stayed true to his Wofford roots by proudly claiming Wofford as his alma mater, wearing Wofford gear on the air and serving on the Wofford Board of Trustees. During the men’s basketball team’s 2018-19 season that culminated in a Southern Conference Championship and a fifth appearance in the NCAA Tournament – winning its first game in the tourney this year – Melvin came to campus and did a feature on coming back to his alma mater.
After graduating Wofford, Joyce Payne Yette went on to earn her J.D. from Harvard Law School. Since graduating from law school, Yette has had an extensive legal career in Washington, D.C., including working as an associate general counsel for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Yette is currently the managing director and general counsel for Promontory Financial Group, an IBM company. Yette has remained an active member of the Wofford community serving on the Board of Trustees, participating in a “Women in Law” panel and speaking at Wofford’s 2018 opening convocation.
Libbie Reed is a 2018 graduate of Wofford College. Her time at Wofford led her to many great internship opportunities such as working in Washington D.C. with Anthem Insurance where she attended health care related hearings on Capitol Hill, conducted research, and assisted in writing policy memos. Now she is living in D.C. and working as the events coordinator for the Philanthropy Roundtable, a company that works to protect philanthropies, assist donors, and inform legislators. She loves this job because she is able to use what she learned at Wofford as an International Affairs major along with studying policy regarding philanthropies and learning more about the various philanthropic causes.
Roderick’s experience as an International Affairs major peaked his curiosity about the world around him and prepared him to embrace the diversity that he has encountered in Washington, D.C. since graduating from Wofford. During his time at Wofford, Roderick had the opportunity to intern for the Aspen Institute, an educational and policy studies organization focused on fostering leadership. Roderick now works for the Miliken Institute, a nonprofit think tank that focuses on increasing global prosperity by widening access to capital, creating jobs, and improving health.