Alumni Engagement & Success Archive

The value of a liberal arts education is seen most clearly in the outcome: our alumni. While a relatively small percentage of all college graduates come from Annapolis group schools, our graduates are disproportionably represented in the fields of politics, public service, business, education, medicine and science, literature and entertainment, technology and journalism.

Through the broad-based liberal arts education they receive, our graduates are prepared not just for today’s world but for the ever-accelerating change constantly reshaping the world in which we live. They are leaders and active members of their communities, thinkers and doers, creators and innovators. And they are successful by any definition of the word.


Three Bowdoin Seniors Receive Fulbright Research Grants

Three Bowdoin seniors, Kacey Berry, Jacob Blum and Emma Cutler, have received Fulbright grants to do research next year in foreign countries. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is designed to increase mutual understanding between Americans and people of other countries, and grantees are selected not only for their strong academic background but also for their […]

Originally posted: June 7, 2013

Bowdoin Seniors Win Fulbright Teaching, Language Study Grants

Setting out for their first year as Bowdoin graduates, Fulbright recipients Samantha Burns, Daniel Ertis, Uchechi Esonu, RaiNesha Miller and Erin St. Peter will travel to far-off places around the world to teach English. Meanwhile, Adam Rasgon will study Arabic in Egypt. Elena Crosley was also awarded a three-year Fulbright Canada Science, Technology, Engineering, and […]

Originally posted: June 7, 2013

Fulbright Fellows

Kenyon’s impressive record of producing Fulbright fellows continues this year with the announcement by the Fulbright U.S. Student Program that seven recent graduates will travel abroad for teaching assignments and another will conduct research in China.

Originally posted: May 30, 2013

Alumni Profile: Bellfort ’67 helps craft what we hear in films

Tom Bellfort ’67 of Berkeley, Calif., is a sound editor who has worked on 80 films. He won an Academy Award for “Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing” for his work on “Titanic” in 1997 and an Emmy Award for “Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special” for “The Pacific” in 2010.

Originally posted: May 29, 2013

Seven Seniors Awarded 2013 Fulbright Fellowships

Seven members of the Swarthmore Class of 2013, and an alumna from the Class of 2012, are recipients of Fulbright fellowships for 2013.

Originally posted: May 29, 2013

Luther College students receive Fulbright awards

The Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board has announced that Laura Harney, class of 2013; Kimberly Horner, class of 2011; and Matthew Lind, class of 2013, have been selected for Fulbright awards for the 2013-14 academic year.

Originally posted: May 26, 2013

Five honored with Fulbright awards

A Lewis & Clark senior and four alumni will spend the next year teaching overseas after receiving prestigious awards from the Fulbright Program.

Originally posted: May 24, 2013

Alumna Helps Kids Dealing with Homelessness

From the time she was three years old through her four years in high school, Gustavus Adolphus College alumna Katie DeSantis ’10 found herself in and out of various Minneapolis homeless shelters. The difficulties and uncertainties of growing up in poverty left a lasting impact on her, which is why she is where she is today: working with children in North Minneapolis who are faced with clearing the same hurdles she did as a youth.

Originally posted: May 18, 2013

Alumni Work with Faculty and Students Through New Partnership

“The beauty of a liberal arts degree (including engineering at Lafayette) is that the answer to the question ‘what can I do with an X major?’ is ‘honestly, almost anything.’” Hannah Stewart-Gambino says. “Bringing back several alumni allows departments and programs to show a wide range of trajectories in previous graduates. That is the power of the liberal arts.”

Originally posted: May 8, 2013

Jacob Morgan ’08 Wins National Science Foundation Fellowship

Jacob (Jake) Morgan ’08 majored in neuroscience at CC and currently is a first-year biophysics graduate student at the University of Virginia, where he is studying the molecular mechanism by which cellulose synthesis in bacteria is regulated. Morgan was recently awarded a National Science Foundation graduate research fellowship.

Originally posted: May 6, 2013

Quad Named to Honor Couple Who Have Donated $76 Million+ to DePauw

“It’s a rare day that any college or university marks off a part of its campus in honor of those who have changed an institution, and today is one of those rare days,” DePauw University President Brian W. Casey said this afternoon as he formally dedicated the Ubben Quadrangle.

Originally posted: May 2, 2013

Professor Ian Davidson ’80 Headed to Tanzania as Fulbright Scholar

Ian B. Davidson, a professor in the School of Music at Texas State University and 1980 graduate of DePauw University, is the recipient of a Fulbright Award and will visit Tumaini University Makumira in Tanzania two times as a visiting scholar.

Originally posted: April 29, 2013

Video: Bowdoin Raises More Than $42K at 8th Annual Relay For Life

This year, 462 participants raised $42,419.60 at Bowdoin’s 2013 Relay for Life, an-all night fundraising event that took place April 19 in Farley Field House.

Originally posted: April 29, 2013

Writing as Vocation

When asked about her career as a writer, Melissa Miles McCarter ’96 finds herself coming back to the same word: vocation.

Originally posted: April 26, 2013

Stuart Hackley ’11 Becomes Second CC Fulbright Winner This Year

Stuart Hackley ’11 is the second Colorado College student to receive a Fulbright award this year. Hackley will spend the 2013-14 academic year in Germany, where he will be a teaching assistant in a German high school. He also hopes to take history courses at a local university.

Originally posted: April 26, 2013