Alumni Spotlight: Anita Mihelic

Anita Mihelic (MA '07, right) with Edgar Mihelic (MA '21, left), December 2021 in the English Department Main Office. If you would have told me in 2005 that 15+ years later I would be working at a construction data and software company, I probably would have backed away slowly and found the nearest exit. And … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Anita Mihelic

Alumni Spotlight: Jill Clingan

Jill Clingan (MA '03) “Stories matter. Teaching Language Arts is important because we make sense of our world through story—both by reading the stories of others and narrating our own.” I said these words to a group of enthusiastic teachers in Brazil in 2018 where I was helping lead an educational conference with my Mizzou … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Jill Clingan

Alumni Spotlight: Maggie Borders

Maggie Borders (MA '12, front row, second from the right) appears with K-State participants for the MKN McNair Heartland Research Conference (September 24-26, 2021, Kansas City, MO). Also included in the photo: Cheryl Rauh (MA '11) and English majors Bailey Britton (BA '22) and Thai Lopez (BA '22). "Better done than perfect." I don’t remember … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Maggie Borders

Alumni Connections, 2016 and 2021

Our panelists for the 2016 Alumni Connections career panel, left to right: Kent Glasscock (BA '76), Lisa Sisley (BA '92), Melia Fritch (MA '04), Ashley Brown (BA '09, MA '12), and Cheryl Rauh (MA '11) Since 2005, the English Department has hosted an alumni career panel to connect our current students with the expertise and … Continue reading Alumni Connections, 2016 and 2021

From Writing Center Visitor to Writing Center Developer

Title slide for the presentation by Shana Schmidt (MA '19) to the Writing Center staff (8 Oct 2021) On Friday, October 8, our Writing Center Staff, including tutors and administrators, enjoyed a visit from our tutor alum, Shana Schmidt (MA '19). As Stacia Gray, serving as Writing Center Director, puts it, "Shana's presentation sparked good … Continue reading From Writing Center Visitor to Writing Center Developer

Alumni Spotlight: Shaunte Montgomery

Shaunte Montgomery (MA '08) I was recently in yet another virtual professional development workshop, and if I am honest, I spent about 80% of my time listening in on what the presenter was saying, and the other 20% catching up on emails and putting out fires…I may be fibbing on the ratios, but you get … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Shaunte Montgomery

Alumni Spotlight: Steven Miller

Steven Miller (MA '15) "Late Have I Taught You" Whenever I told people I wanted to study English, they would invariably reply, “So you want to be a teacher.” I would laugh—ha!—and tell them I’d never be a teacher. I wanted to be a great novelist. Apparently, they knew more than I did. After a … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Steven Miller

Grad Student Spotlight: Edgar Mihelic

J. Edgar Mihelic (MA '21) When I first entered the English Department as a Master’s student back in the fall of 2005, I had an idea that I was going to be an English professor. There were two things I didn’t know at the time. The first was everything involved in every step of the … Continue reading Grad Student Spotlight: Edgar Mihelic

Alumni Spotlight: Corinne Matthews

Corinne Matthews (MA '17) “How about we start a podcast?” In the summer of 2020, Ayanni Cooper, a member of my Ph.D. cohort at the University of Florida, asked me this question. Like many other people, the early days of the pandemic left us feeling lonely and adrift. And, since research in the field of … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Corinne Matthews

Alumni Spotlight: Brooke Williams

Brooke Williams (MA '11) sits with Willie the Wildcat in the K-State Student Union on a visit to K-State's campus to participate in the 2017 Alumni Career Panel. At 5:15 a.m., I wake up and tiptoe over my two and half year old who has made her way onto a puppy-shaped sleeping bag beside our … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Brooke Williams