Alumni Spotlight: Brenna Leahy

I love the library, but it is possible the library doesn’t love me back. Two weeks after I was hired to be the communications student for K-State Libraries, Hale Library caught on fire and was shut down for repairs for an indefinite amount of time. I definitely expected to receive an email telling me that … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Brenna Leahy

Alumni Spotlight: Macy Davis

“Now that I live in Boston for grad school and Greta Gerwig’s 2019 adaptation of Little Women was just nominated for Best Picture, it seemed an ideal time to return to Concord and Little Women“: This week, as the awards season bestows accolades and throws shade at the most recent adaptation of Alcott’s Little Women, … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Macy Davis

Alumni Spotlight: Melissa Prescott

  For the past two and a half years, I have and continue to serve a dual role at a small private school as a special needs teacher and behavior therapist for students with severe autism among other medical conditions. While the teaching component is a clear parallel to my time as a GTA with … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Melissa Prescott

What Can You Do with an English Major?: The 2017 Undergraduate Alumni Survey

Results from our most recent survey of English undergraduate alumni confirm what we’ve long known: that the English major accommodates itself to an extraordinarily wide range of fields. We heard from 176 alumni who graduated between the 1940s and the 2010s. We are proud of all of our graduates, but some occupations definitely piqued our … Continue reading What Can You Do with an English Major?: The 2017 Undergraduate Alumni Survey

Alumni Spotlight: Career Paths in Higher Education

On Monday September 16, we had the good fortune to hear from several of our alumni who are pursuing careers in higher education administration. The catalyst: a site visit by Shaute Montgomery (MA ’08) and her team from Central Missouri State University. Shaunte serves as the Title III Coordinator and Director of First Year Programs … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Career Paths in Higher Education

Alumni Spotlight: Nan Johnson

  “Bernard Malamud’s heritage has created a problem for the literary critic,” begins an M.A. thesis from 1975, titled The Theme of Intimacy in Three Works by Bernard Malamud: “Intimacy is not always comfortable; it is often unexpected, undeserved, and tumultuous. However, for Malamud, it is always necessary.” Today, we celebrate an alumna whom we … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Nan Johnson

Alumni Spotlight: Phillip Howells

When I started taking classes at K-State, I decided to focus on Cultural Studies because I felt that it was the area that I had the most yet to learn about. While taking theory classes with professors like Dr. Tanya Gonzalez and Dr. Cameron Leader-Picone, I learned to pay attention to the beneficiaries of research. … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Phillip Howells

Alumni Spotlight: David Murphy

Sometimes our alumni stay in Kansas to forge their professional path; sometimes they travel the world. David Murphy (MA ’08) has traveled the world — thanks, in part, to his M.A. in English from Kansas State, as he explains below. David’s employment history illustrates the various and complementary careers that our graduates pursue, some of … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: David Murphy

Alumni Spotlight: Tom Webb and Rob Probst

  English Department alums Tom Webb (MA ’16, above left) and Rob Probst (MA ’16, above right) explain how their internship experience as graduate students helped land them their first jobs — and why you should consider enrolling in English 759 “Studies in Technical Communication.” Tom Webb (MA ’16) First job after graduation: Grant Coordinator … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Tom Webb and Rob Probst