Where do our majors go upon graduation? By looking below you can see what some of our graduates did after leaving Wilson.
JANESSA LYNNE DEMEULE (2011)
Currenly working with City Year.
JESSICA M. DOMANICO (2011)
Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in English at Auburn University. Jessica received a full teaching assistantship toward graduate study.
XIAOMENG LI (2011)
Currently working on her M.A. in New Arts Journalism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
JACQUELYN VALENCIA (2010)
Currently working on her Master's in Creative Writing / English at West Chester University.
KAYLA CHAGNON (2010)
Currently working on a Master's in Journalism at Syracuse University.
NATHALIE DJIGUIMKOUDRE (2010)
Currently working on her graduate degree in Linguistics at Florida
Atlantic University. Nathalie received a full teaching assistantship
from the University.
MICHELLE PEARSON-CASEY (2009)
Currently Corporate Communications Manager at Olympic Steel, Inc.
REBECCA CHEEK (2009)
Currently a middle-school teacher in English and writing at the Broadfording Christian Academy.
ASHLEY BARNER (2008)
Currently working toward her Ph.D. in English at the University of
Delaware, where she received a full teaching assistantship from the
RUTH MEG OLDMAN (2008)
Additional Degrees or Certificates Earned: M.A. in English, Marshall University
Has completed her Master's in English at Marshall University. Meg had
earned a full teaching assistantship from the University. Meg was
accepted into the Ph.D. program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
SATOKO UNNO (2008)
Currently attending Millersville University and working towards a
Master's of Social Work degree. Satoko is also completing an
assistantship at the Children's Literature Center at Millersville.
KIMBERLY MASKE-MERTZ (2008)
Currently writing freelance for several publications, including The Bloomsbury Review. Kim is also working on revisions to her first novel, completed while a student at Wilson.
HEATHER BURKE (2007)
Currently working on a MA in Creative Writing at Newcastle University in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
ELIZABETH CLEVER (2007)
Completed her degree at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg as a Master of Divinity student.
ROBIN HERRING (2007)
Currently the assistant to the Dean of the College at Wilson College.
SHERI DAVIS-CORDELL (2007)
Currently working in the Education Department at Wilson College.
CARYN WATON (2007)
Currently starting her Master's program in Communications at Shippensburg University.
THERESA MAY YAUKEY (2006)
Currently a law student at Penn State University's Dickinson School of the Law.
RACHEL E. FORD (nee WARD) (2005)
Currently working at WGRC-FM in Lewisburg, PA. Rachel works in the
radio newsroom and serves as their full-time public relations and
production assistant. She also writes freelance for a local weekly.
JESSICA KING (2005)
Currently working full time at the Lewistown Sentinel newspaper as a court reporter.
KARI McCAULEY (2005)
Currently employed at the Washington County Board of Education in
Maryland as a seventh grade English Language Arts teacher. Kari says:
“In my opinion the members of the English department are outstanding
educators and extremely knowledgeable in their field.”
DeENDA ROTZ (2005)
Currently working as assistant director of the Mercersburg Academy’s
Alumni and Parent Programs in their Alumni and Development Department.
JESSICA STEINRUCK (2005)
Currently an Entertainment Reporter and Sales Associate for WFMZ Channel 69 News in Allentown, PA.
JANET S. GARDNER (2004)
Additional Degrees or Certificates Earned: Working towards a Masters in Communications Studies at Shippensburg University.
Currently employed by Volvo Powertrain in the Human Resources and
Communications Department as an administration assistant. Actively
involved in public relations and administrative duties.
ANISA BROPHY (2002)
Additional Degrees or Certificates Earned: Completed course of studies at Computer Learning Network with a certification in Massage Therapy.
Currently working and training at a doctor’s office, working with
chiropractor and PT as a Massage Therapist, and working as a freelance
journalist part-time for The Sentinel newspaper.
JESSIE O’CONNELL (2002)
Currently working for Impact Technologies, a diagnostic/prognostic
research and software development company. Jessie says: “The personal
attention I received from the staff was excellent.”
KATHRYN DRAWBAUGH (2001)
Currently working as a human resources administrator.
ASPASSIA STAEVSKA (2001)
Additional Degrees or Certificates Earned: J. D., Widener University School of Law
Currently an associate at a law firm.
REVEREND WAYNE ALLEN REED (2000)
Additional Degrees or Certificates Earned: Graduate of Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg.
Currently serving as pastor of the McConnellsburg Lutheran Parish in McConnellsburg, PA.
MARY WHYTE-VANDERZELL (2000)
Additional Degrees or Certificates Earned: MA in Education, Roberts Wesleyan College
Currently working towards a tenure position as an English teacher in the
Albion School District. Mary is teaching Freshman English and a course
called Media and Film Literacy. She is also coaching volleyball and
tennis. Mary says: "Thank you to everyone at Wilson who has given me the
drive to be a 'life-long learner' and the knowledge to share with my
students. I can only hope that I will impact the lives of my students
the way that you have impacted mine."
MELANIE FAITH (1999)
Additional Degrees or Certificates Earned: M.F.A., Queens University.
Published her first book of poetry, Relative Poems, from Foothills Publishing in 2002. Her second book, Bright Burning Fuse,
was recently published by Ethed Press. Her writing has appeared in
print and online in more than twenty literary journals, including The
Pedestal Magazine, 3rd Muse, Promise, Thought Magazine, Verse Libre,
Coelacanth Magazine, Flashquake, Adagio Verse Quarterly, Blue Fifth
Review, Whalelane, Carillon, Lit Pot (online)and Ink Pot
(print). Also works as a tutor at Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg,
PA. Melanie says: “I tutor students in English literature, French, and
history. I am also working (in my spare time) on my dream of becoming a
published author of creative fiction. I enjoy working as an educator
and passing the knowledge I gleaned at Wilson on to my students. I
highly recommend the Wilson English Department for students who want
personal attention from professors who will assist your personal writing
goals while challenging each student to grow. Whatever vocation you
plan to pursue, you will benefit from time spent as an English major at
VICKIE LOCKE (1999)
Additional Degrees or Certificates Earned: MA in English, Shippensburg University.
Currently works as Director of the Writing Center and an Instructor of
English at Wilson College. Vickie says: “I found all of my English
classes intellectually stimulating and thought-provoking. The small
classes offer a high degree of personal attention and plenty of
opportunities for classroom interaction. In fact, enrolling in the
English program at Wilson was one of the best decisions of my adult
life. Doors opened for me personally, and professionally, that I would
not have dreamed possible before. In addition, due to the combination of
traditional and cutting-edge classes, I was more than prepared for
If you are a graduate of Wilson’s Department of English and Mass
Communications, we’d love to hear from you! Drop us a line and let us
know what you are doing at firstname.lastname@example.org.