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.


2010 Knox Graduate Receives National Science Foundation Award

Edward Dale ’10 has been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, which recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines.

Originally posted: April 24, 2013

Lonnie Hackett ’14 Wins Truman Scholarship

Lonnie Hackett ’14 is one of 62 college juniors from around the country who has won a lonnie-hackett-bowdoinprestigious Truman Scholarship, which is given to promising students pursuing careers in government, public service, education, or the nonprofit sector — jobs that are admirable but often not lucrative.

Originally posted: April 22, 2013

Groves ’11 Receives National Research Fellowship

Illinois Wesleyan University alumna Anna Groves of Naperville, Ill., class of 2011, has received a prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship.

Originally posted: April 18, 2013

Bucknell graduates thrive despite weak job market

While the U.S. job market remains grim or unsettling for many recent college graduates, a new survey reveals prospects were much brighter for Bucknell’s Class of 2012.

Originally posted: April 15, 2013

Jarrett Kovics ’96 Finishes World’s Toughest Race to Raise Funds for Costa Rican Children’s Homes

“When I planted my foot, I never knew whether it would strike solid ground or sink through a deceptively crusty surface, assuring a nasty fall or a broken ankle. Despite its difficulty, the terrain was visibly spectacular,” writes Jarrett Kovics ’96 in his blog during a seven-day trek across the Atacama Desert in Chile.

Originally posted: April 13, 2013

Back from Kathmandu

Most feature film shoots do not begin with the crew lugging thousands of dollars worth of camera equipment along the side of the road in Nepal because the highway from the airport has been shut down by a political strike. But that’s how Red Monsoon started, with Doug MacHugh (theatre) and Brian Emery ’07 sharing the role of honorary Sherpa.

Originally posted: April 11, 2013

Shane ’70: Service a Strategy for Success

When Wabash College Trustee David Shane ’70 was honored in Indianapolis last fall with the Charles L. Whistler Award for “serving the community in a way that brings together the public and private sectors for civic improvement,” the chair of the award committee noted that Shane “embodies selfless, effective, private sector leadership.”

Originally posted: April 8, 2013

Carolyn Cabrey ’12 Scores Game-Winning Goal in Historic Win for U.S. Indoor Field Hockey Team

Carolyn Cabrey ’12 scored the game-winning goal for the U.S. women’s national indoor field hockey team in its first-ever win over Argentina last month.

Originally posted: April 5, 2013

Author Jen Fisher Bryant ’82 shares tips on how to jumpstart a career in writing

Writing is a process – a progression of finding the right combination of words to mesh big ideas into small stories, poems, and works of fiction. Author Jen Fisher Bryant ’82 knows this process well.

Originally posted: April 4, 2013

TIME cover features alumna rocker

Kristen Ellis-Henderson ’92 and her wife, Sarah Kate Ellis-Henderson, appear on the April 8 cover of TIME, with a callout that reads, “Gay Marriage Already Won,” the magazine’s response to the Supreme Court hearings happening this week on Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

Originally posted: March 31, 2013

Discovering Why the Future Sometimes Feels Closer Than the Past

Professor of psychology Andrew Ward and Mark Chin ’12 lead virtual-reality efforts to examine time perception.

Originally posted: March 26, 2013

Alumni Couple Clerking for Federal Judges

Law may be “reason, free from passion,” as Aristotle asserted. But two recent Illinois Wesleyan graduates have discovered a strong passion for the law – and for one another.

Originally posted: March 25, 2013

The Birth of His Nation

When Charles Data ’04 finally got to go home after graduating from Colby, his first project in his first job was setting up a morgue in Juba, now the capital city of the world’s newest country, South Sudan.

Originally posted: March 23, 2013

Centre alumnus turns internship into NASA career

For 10 weeks in the summer of 2005, Jeff Briggs ’06 interned at NASA, conducting research related to fluid behavior in microgravity. Briggs gives credit to a Centre alum for helping him land the internship—one that led to his current position at NASA.

Originally posted: March 21, 2013

Alumni Profile: Michael David ’03

3 down: What is Michael David ’03 up to? Answer: Crossword puzzles!

Originally posted: March 20, 2013