Sandrine Teixidor, PhD
A Caroline County, Virginia native, Derek Gayle '11, an English major (with minors in journalism, film studies and history) hit the ground running as a freshman. He joined the staff of R-MC's Yellow Jacket newspaper during his freshman year and was soon named news editor. Additionally, Gayle performed in many R-MC drama productions, participated in the SURF program, and was a member of Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed service fraternity. He was also a member of both the Drama Guild and the Washington Literary Society, as well as a supervisor in the Butler Language Lab and a tutor in the Writing Center.