Class of 2013
In December 2012, Lee Lancaster, who graduated a semester early, begins work as a market research analyst for Priority Metrics Group in Spartanburg, SC.
Class of 2012
Alanna Barnett took a position teaching English at SC Whitmore School in Chapin, SC, in Fall 2012. In December 2012, she was accepted in the Master of Arts in English program at the College of Charleston.
Allen Butt received a Fulbright grant to participate in the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program in Germany; for a year after graduation he’ll be in Leipzig.
In May 2012, Philip Carter was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.
In June 2012, Cameron Cook began working as director of audience development at independent film company Paris MTN Scout in Greenville, SC. In October 2012, his short story, “Moans Like Sirens,” was selected to be filmed as part of the 2013 Expecting Goodness Short Film Festival. Filmmaker Wade Sellers will adapt Cameron’s story. He also maintains a film blog, Underrated or Misinterpreted.
In November 2012, Daniel Dye began the Trinity College London TESOL program (Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages) at the International House of Bristol.
John Mark Elliott has been accepted with a full scholarship into Duke Divinity School where he’ll pursue a Master of Divinity (2012).
For the summer after graduation, Erin Fish will work at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico while considering options for an MA in Rhetoric and Composition.
Natalie Heath has been accepted into the MA program in Theatre at the University of Glasgow. She’s also keeping a blog about living in Scotland, which can be read here.
Tripp Spradley will begin coursework for a Master in Divinity at Redeemer Seminary in Dallas, TX (2012).
Zach Sprouse has taken a full-time position as a paralegal for the law firm of Savage, Turner, Pinckney & Madison in Savannah, GA. He is looking into dual degree programs for law and a master’s in social work.
Amanda Sutker and Lacy Feigh (minor) will spend two years after graduation in the Peace Corps teaching English in Ethiopia. Both Amanda and Lacy are keeping blogs about their experiences (click on the links to read them!)
In January 2013, Samantha Thomas (minor) began a master’s degree in Criminal Justice at Valdosta State University.
Class of 2011
In Fall 2012, Katie Ball Kent will begin coursework for the M.A. in English with concentration in Creative Writing at Auburn.
Robert Bumgarner has been accepted to the Master of Arts in Teaching program at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
Mary Carpenter has taken a job as the Executive Assistant at flower magazine in Birmingham, AL. In the spring term of her junior year, Mary interned at flower. Read her official online welcome from flower here.
TJ Dempsey has begun writing for the Examiner.com as the Greenville, SC, DVD examiner. Check out his work here.
Amanda Eason will begin graduate work at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (summer 2012).
In September 2012, Erin Emory began working as the Assistant Director of Career Services at Wofford College.
After graduation, Jessica Ethridge will begin a Master of Divinity at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, NJ.
In December 2011, Akeem Favor accepted a position as a Program Coordinator for FABBS in Washington, D.C. FABBS, which is the Federation of Associations in Brain and Behavioral Sciences, is a part of the American Psychological Association. Among Akeem’s duties will be creating web pages for the organization. In May 2012, he became a member of the news staff at Edge Media Network.
In August 2011, Kayla Handy will begin work as a Public Relations and Marketing Assistant at Sparks Consulting Group in Washington, D.C., where the skills she learned as a business and English double major will come into play (she’ll write press releases, clients’ blogs, and so forth).
Kaitlyn Hodges (minor), along with Chelsea Wright, will begin the M.A. in Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi in fall 2011.
Christine Mahoney, the 2011 Outstanding Senior, will attend the M.A. program in English at Clemson University.
After graduation, Holtie Murphy will be a Teach for America corps member for the next few years teaching elementary school in Jacksonville, Florida.
In fall 2011, Jamie Poag Pack (minor) will begin work on an M.A. in English with a writing emphasis at Belmont University in Nashville, TN. She’s also a style columnist for AND Magazine; check out her recent cover story, “The Eye of the Beholder” (January 2012).
Megan Ulmer will begin an M.A. in History at Clemson University in fall 2011; she’s been offered a teaching assistantship.
Austin Weathers (minor) began the Master of Teaching program at Converse College in 2011.
Deidre Webb (minor) began work on her law degree at the University of South Carolina School of Law in August 2011.
In fall 2011, Shelley Whitehead will begin a Master of Public Health, studying International Health and Development, at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans.
Chelsea Wright, along with Kaitlyn Hodges, will begin the M.A. in Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi in fall 2011.
Class of 2010
Paige Anderson has been accepted to the Peace Corps, who have in turn nominated her to teach English in Eastern Europe. She’s awaiting an official invitation from the people where she’ll be teaching, so it is, as Paige says, “all very complicated and confusing.”
Thomas Ard works as a financial aid officer at Virginia College in Greenville, SC (2010).
For the next two to three years after graduation, William Baker will be working in Bratislava, Slovakia, with Trans World Radio, an international broadcast organization. As content editor for anything written in English, William will find creative ways to use the internet as well as print.
After graduation, Hunter Barnhardt interned for a year at Camp Ridgecrest for Boys in Ridgecrest, NC. Currently, he works in the athletic and residence life departments at Chatham Hall, a boarding school in Virginia.
Minor Erin Boland Rigot began teaching English at League Middle, a charter school, in Greenville, SC. (2010)
In Fall 2010, Jennifer Carter will be part of the first class at Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy. After graduation from pharmacy school, she hopes to specialize in clinical pharmacy.
Julianne Crew has been accepted into the PhD program in English at Georgia State University (2010).
Lori Garvin obtained her master’s degree in Human Nutrition from Winthrop University (2012) and is currently completing a dietetic internship in Asheville, NC.
Jay Gilliam began teaching 11th grade American Literature at Dutch Fork High School in Irmo, SC (2010).
Schay Goss Barnhardt works in the Admissions department at Chatham Hall, a Virginia boarding school (and also her high school alma mater).
In Fall 2010, Kate Howard began teaching ninth grade English at Sumter High School.
After graduation, Lauren Johnson will move to China to teach English for two years.
Karee Keefer will attend graduate school at Clemson University for a master’s in Counselor Education, specifically student affairs.
In August 2010, Mallory Linville began teaching English part-time at Mauldin High School in SC.
Micah Mallory McCann works at Resource Financial Services in Columbia, SC.
Minor Callie Murr will teach English for a year at L’Académie de Limoges in France (specifically the high school Lycée Renoir).
Taylor Newton Roosevelt began graduate work in Fall 2010 at American University. She was accepted into the Spring 2011 “Mastering Research Methods at the Folger” seminar at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. In spring 2012, Taylor’s essay on Samuel Beckett, “Structural Tension in Endgame and the Impossibility of (a) Meaning,” won AU’s Kessler-Roberts Prize, awarded each spring to the best scholarly essay written by a graduate student in the M.A. in Literature program.
After graduation, Anna Pardew Whisenant (minor) began work on a master’s in social work at Appalachian State University.
In 2012, Lance Poston (minor) received his MA in history and women’s & gender studies from Ohio University. He’s now working on a PhD in history, researching the intersections of race and sexuality in Cold War America.
In Fall 2010, Bekah Sloan Gilliam began teaching eighth grade English at Chapin Middle School.
In November 2010, Erin Smith was accepted into the master of arts in teaching program at Salem College in Winston-Salem, NC.
Mary Angela Stone accepted a job with Wells Fargo after graduation.
Shortly after graduation, Michelle Thilges accepted a Web Designer position in the Information Management Office at Wofford College. Her design and photography work will be part of the redesigned Wofford website, which launches on September 6th (2010).
In summer 2010, Caroline Todd Whitney began work on her MFA in Children’s Literature at Hollins University in Roanoke, VA.
After graduation, Katie Turpen worked in New Orleans with a program called YAV (Young Adult Volunteer) through the Presbyterian Church (USA). In Fall 2012, she will begin coursework for a master’s in Journalism at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
Ashton Yount works at Presbyterian College as the the PC Fund, Scotsman Club, and Stewardship Coordinator.
Class of 2009
Christina Armistead is applying for a visa to teach English in Seoul, Korea, for a year or so after graduation while preparing for graduate school, possibly in film/media/cultural studies, comparative literature, or English. While waiting on her visa, Christina is currently “substitute teaching and tutoring at Seoul Foreign School, an institution for expat kids.” In 2011, Christina began a master’s program at the University of Georgia in Athens.
In August 2009, Carly Eargle (minor) began work at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. Upon graduation as a doctor of podiatric medicine, she plans to join the practice of Columbia Foot Clinic.
Alison Graham began graduate work in psychology at Clemson University in Fall 2009.
In Fall 2009, Sarah Hanlin began graduate work in psychology at The Citadel.
Amanda Holliday Berry completed her M.S. in speech-language pathology at Western Carolina University in 2011. Currently, she works as a speech-language pathologist in Daleville City Schools in Alabama.
Currently in Westchester County, New York, Charlie Johnson writes for The Town Report.
Blake Masters (minor) works as an operating room support technician with Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.
Mitchell Odom began work at the Charleston School of Law in 2009.
In 2009, Becca Owens began graduate work at Richmond, The American International University in London, England.
Daniel Peeler graduated in May 2011 from USC with his MLIS (Master of Library and Information Science) and has been working since September 2011 as the reference librarian at Voorhees College in Denmark, SC.
Mandy Pittman (minor) has been accepted to the Law School at USC; she began in Fall 2009.
In 2010, Nichole Rowe Grant completed her Master of Arts in Teaching (English) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Lea Smith began the MAT program at Converse College in January 2010.
In August 2011, Tom Stillerman received his master’s degree in English from the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, GA. In Fall 2012, he’ll begin teaching sixth-grade language arts at Newton County Theme School in Covington, GA.
Beginning January 2010, Joseph Taber will attend Union Theological Seminary in Virginia.
Cody Whetsel (minor) taught math and physics at Lee Academy in Bishopville, SC. In fall 2011, he started law school at the University of Georgia at Athens.
Class of 2008
After teaching English for a year to preschoolers in Hong Kong, Katy Bagley Barrett began an M.A. in History at UNC-Charlotte (completed in 2011). Currently, she works as a compliance analysist at Universal Health Care in St. Petersburg, FL.
Dr. Vidya Fleetwood (minor) studied at the Medical University of South Carolina and is currently a general surgery resident at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL.
Rachel Guy teaches first grade at a Catholic school in Newark, Delaware, and will finish her Master of Education in December 2010.
Gwen Roberson Byrd accepted a position at Presbyterian College as an Admissions Counselor, beginning in summer 2008. In 2012, she became the Admission Director at the PC School of Pharmacy.
Luke Rodgers joined the Myachi team full time in Summer 2008, and he currently works at FAO Schwarz in New York City. The New York Times wrote an article about Luke and his co-workers, available here. If you check out the accompanying slide show, you can see Luke in slides 5, 6, and 9. Check out the official Myachi website.
Lindsey Sink Dasher (minor) earned her law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2011. Currently, she is an attorney with Arnold & Smith, PLLC, in Charlotte, NC.
From 2008-2009, Jeremy White taught high school math in Athens, Georgia. In Fall 2010, he began the PhD program in mathematics at Clemson University; he earned his M.S. in Mathematical Sciences in May 2012 and has begun the coursework for his PhD.
After graduation, Jessica Ziegler worked as a VISTA Program Assistant with the PENCIL Foundation. In Fall 2009, she began graduate work in International Education and Policy at Vanderbilt University.
Class of 2007
Currently, Elisabeth Behringer (creative writing minor) works in Frankfurt, Germany, as the Manager of PR & Communications for Worldhotels, an independent hotel group. Elisabeth says, “As I do write every day as part of my position, I would say I get to use my Creative Writing degree quite a lot.”
Laura Cline completed her Master of Arts in English at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. In August 2010, she began teaching English and AP English at Grace Christian Academy in Knoxville.
Emily Davenport Fieg has an internship with a film/tv company in Atlanta, where she is involved in shooting some pilot episodes (to air on cable) and setting up a company web page.
Brittany Flowe Reese graduated cum laude from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University in 2010, and she passed the Bar Exam in summer 2010. She then worked as a staff attorney with Bibb County Superior Court in Macon, GA. In fall 2011, Brittany joined the law firm of Alston & Bird, LLP, in Atlanta, GA.
In 2007, Mary Giddings Dunlap took a position as a Communications Specialist with Fluor Daniel in Greenville. She says, “The job basically entails me doing the layout and design (AND WRITING) for the employee publication each month! I will be the assistant to the Editor of the publication, meanwhile traveling to do interviews with various employees of the company.”
In June 2009, Jacky Gypin (creative writing minor) went back to Italy, where she taught for a month at an English language summer camp. In July, she headed to Greece, where she’ll work as an au pair for a six-year-old boy. Currently, Jacky works at an English Language School, called California School of Languages, in Santa Monica as the housing and admissions coordinator. In her spare time, she has also become a full blown TV star, beginning with The Ellen DeGeneres Show(watch Jacky in Ellen’s game Who Dat? here). Jacky’s also been seen in the audiences of American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, and Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Ashley Hutto works for a marketing firm in Columbia, SC; she’s also working on a business degree.
Justin Lowman completed a Master of Arts in Teaching in secondary school English education at Converse College (Spring 2009). In January 2010, he began teaching part-time at Blue Ridge High School in Greer, SC, and was in August 2010 hired on full-time. He teaches English courses, including journalism and creative writing.
In Fall 2008, Andy Mayo, who never can do one major at a time, will begin a dual graduate program in law and theological studies at Emory University.
In July 2007, Ryan Naus moved to Williamstown, Kentucky, and took a position as a staff writer with The Grant County News. You can see some of his work here.
Richard Parmer completed his master’s degree at East Tennessee State University in 2010. In Fall 2010, he will begin a PhD at the University of Kentucky.
After receiving a master’s in journalism from the Annenberg School of Communications at USC in Los Angeles, Amanda Rossie began a PhD in Women’s Studies at Ohio State University in Fall 2009. She’s been awarded two fellowships, one from the Women’s Studies department and one from the Graduate School. In Fall 2009, her essay, “Looking to the Margins: The ‘Outsider Within’ Journalistic Fiction,” was published in the first volume of The IJPC Journal (Image of the Journalist in Popular Culture).
Sarah Seegars Shuster has taken a job at Clear Channel Radio in sales for WCOS 97.5, the country station in Columbia, SC, where she’s already written several commercials.
Kelly Sisson Crooks currently works as a technical writer at Fluor Corporation.
After graduation, Liz Soult Bennett worked at Swansea High School in Swansea, SC, where she taught 10th and 11th grade basic English; she also taught at the Livingston Christian Academy in North, SC. Currently (2011), Liz is a missionary in Belem, Brazil, where she teaches at a Christian school.
Polly Spangler Reid completed her MA in English at Clemson University in 2009. Currently, she is a research assistant at the University of Georgia at Athens.
Ansley Stewart began in Fall 2011 a master’s program in Public Relations at the University of Georgia in Athens and currently works for UGA’s Music Business program.
In 2011, Taryn Taylor Humphries completed her master’s in Literary Study at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga. In February 2010, at the 105th meeting of the Tennessee Philological Association in Cleveland, TN, Taryn presented her first conference paper on Roald Dahl entitled “‘She Decided She Wanted Something More Interesting’: Empowerment and Forbidden Topics For Children in Roald Dahl’s Matilda, The Twits, and George’s Marvelous Medicine.” In October 2010, she presented her paper on “Second Wave Princesses: Disney’s Princess Discourse in Movies and Mass Marketing” at the conference of the Popular Culture Association of the South in Savannah, GA. In August 2011, Taryn began teaching 11th- and 12th-grade English at Silverdale Baptist Academy in Chattanooga, TN.
Noel Wall Picou received her Master of Arts in English from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in spring 2010. Currently, Noel teaches English 101 as an Adjunct Professor in the English Department at The Citadel, Charleston, SC. She also works as a Faculty Fellow in the Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics planning Academic Programs involving Leadership and Ethics. She will complete her Graduate Certificate in Student Affairs in December 2011.
Gene Walpole (minor) earned a master’s degree in accounting from the University of South Carolina. He is a CPA employed by Elliott Davis LLC in Charleston, SC.
Amy Yarbrough is a Registered Nurse at Duke University Hospital in Raleigh-Durham, NC.
Class of 2006
In 2008, Brian Barnwell received the Irving Steinberg Award, given to the student who earned the highest grade in Workers Compensation; in 2009, he was inducted into the USC Law School chapter of the American Order of the Coif. He has also served as an articles editor of the South Carolina Law Review in 2008-2009. In spring 2009, Brian graduated Magna Cum Laude (top 5% of his class) from USC Law School and, after passing the Bar, began working as an associate at the law firm of Nelson, Mullins, Riley and Scarborough in Columbia, SC.
Courtney Bell earned her Master in Public Administration from the University of Georgia in May 2008. After completing a two-year Presidential Management Fellowship at the National Institutes of Health outside of Washington, DC, she accepted a position in the Office of the Director of the NIH Clinical Center.
In May 2008, Katie Benjamin McCann (minor) earned an M.S. in Cytology and Biosciences from the Medical University of South Carolina. She worked at the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC. Currently, she is employed by Coastal Pathology Laboratories as a cytotechnologist and PA.
In Fall 2006, Katy Falk began graduate studies at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee; she will graduate in spring 2010 and then begin a one-year residency at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida.
In August 2011, Erin Gaston (minor) began classes in the dual degree program at Columbia Theological Seminary to receive a master’s of divinity and a master’s of arts in practical theology with a concentration in Christian education. Erin was awarded the Columbia Theological Seminary Honor Scholarship and expects to graduate in May 2015.
In 2008, Laura Knowles Cavanaugh received her M.A. in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. She currently works as the Managing Editor for the Fuller Writing Center.
Christina Randall (minor), after graduating from the Medical University of South Carolina, worked as a physician’s assistant at The Children’s Clinic in Lancaster, SC, and since 2011 has been a physician’s assistant at Upstate Medical Rehabilitation in Greenville, SC.
Bryan Ross worked as a Recruiting and Human Resources Assistant at Moelis & Company in New York City, and in 2012 he began working at The Municipal Art Society of New York. In 2012, he also began an M.S. in City & Regional Planning at the Pratt Institute.
Currently, Stephen Speakman (minor) works with Jubilee Partners in Comer, Georgia, teaching English to Burmese refugees. Next he plans to travel and work in Latin America.
Class of 2005
Perry Floyd teaches history at White Knoll High School in Lexington, SC (beginning fall 2008).
Sean Hall is working on his master of divinity degree at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
Julia Koets graduated from the University of South Carolina with an MFA in Poetry in 2008. While at USC, she worked at the South Carolina Poetry Initiative and was the poetry editor at the USC’s literary journal, Yemassee. Julia has published several poems, including “For Julia in Little Armenia” in undefined Magazine, “Gentle Corners of the Night” in Euphony, and “Fallen” in Cutthroat. Currently (2009-2010), Julia works near Los Angeles with lower-income youth in an AmeriCorps program called the Academy for Literacy Through the Arts. As part of the program—which organizes, plans, recruits volunteers, etc. for arts-based literacy events—Julia has given several poetry workshops in schools and at community events. She also helps with the monthly arts-based Big Read events, and she’s also mentored two middle and high school-level girls groups. In 2012, Julia’s first book of poetry, Hold Like Owls, was published as the seventh annual winner of the South Carolina Poetry Book Prize; she wrote an essay about the book for Azalea Magazine, which you can read here. On 15 May 2012, her poem “Paper Birds” appeared on Verse Daily.
In The Wall Street Journal (21 Sept. 2005), Cooper Strickland (minor) was recognized as a Wall Street Journal 2005 Student Achievement Award Winner.
Lindy Vogado graduated from Union Theological Seminary and came to work at PC, first as the Interim Director of Church Relations (2009) and then as Director of Campus Ministries (2010).
Class of 2004
Beth Allen Tanner teaches English at Summerville High School in Summerville, SC.
Claire Anderson completed her master’s at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Currently, she is an employee of CBS News/48 Hrs in New York City.
Elizabeth Anderson Stansell received her MA in English from Clemson University in 2006. She is currently a lecturer for the Clemson English department, teaching literature and advanced composition. She also coordinates the EnglishOnline program, which trains faculty in developing online courses.
Jessica Blount Wolff works at the Georgia Tech College of Management.
After Paula Brock Maeger completed her MAT from Winthrop University in 2006, she began teaching 10th-grade English Language Arts at Palmetto High School in Williamston, SC.
Ashley Burdette Procter earned her master’s degree in secondary English education at Piedmont College in Demorest, GA. She is employed by Gwinnett County Public Schools as a high school language arts teacher.
Kat Eckart is currently a photography intern with Southern Living at Southern Progress.
Bonnie Glymph Treado is currently a medical office assistant with the Cookeville Regional Medical Center—Cancer Center in Tennessee.
In January 2011, Philip Hauserman was named vice president of operations for The Ledlie Group, a public relations firm in Atlanta where he’s worked since 2004. According to the company’s official news release, Philip “will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day business of the communications-based consultancy. He will continue to have a lead role in the firm’s crisis communications, media relations, marketing support and event management efforts for clients in legal services, financial services, environmental, healthcare and real estate.”
Lisa Heitzman is finishing an MA in Rhetoric & Composition at Iowa.
Ginny Hrushka teaches English with the Jilin Hua Qiao Foreign Language Institute in Changchun, Jilin China.
Marion Jackson started the MAT program at Converse College in Fall 2006.
George Mitchell (minor) is attending law school in Miami.
Ryan Nobles graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina and is currently a second-year anesthesiology resident at MUSC (Fall 2009).
Erin Pabst was a financial aid counselor for the Medical University of South Carolina and currently works as the Communications Specialist for Alcoa Mt. Holly in Charleston, SC.
Sarah Prince began a PhD in Women’s Studies at Emory University in Fall 2005.
Mary Elizabeth Terry teaches English at JEB Stuart High School in Fairfax County, Virginia. In May 2009 she completed a master’s in Gifted Education.
Class of 2003
Drew Brannon recently received his PhD in Psychology from the University of Georgia at Athens and is in private practice with the Lowder Group in Greenville, SC (2010).
Emily Cook is currently ABD in PhD work in Dallas; she began her program in Fall 2005. While in graduate school, she won third place in The Ruskin Rhetoric Competition for her speech on environmentalism and the liberal arts. She also presented a paper on Gerard Manley Hopkins at an international Hopkins conference in Denver in April 2005.
Jennifer Dorminey graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law in Athens in 2006. While at UGA, Jennifer was a member of the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law, and her note entitled “‘Where You Stand Depends on Where You Sit’: Should the United States’ FDA Have Followed the Lead of Great Britain’s MHRA in Banning Antidepressant Drug Use in Children and Adolescents?” was published in the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law 34.1 (2005). She also received the Notes Editor of the Year Award for 2005-2006. Jennifer returned to her hometown of Tifton, Georgia, as an associate in the law firm of Hall, Booth, Smith, & Slover.
Skye Earls Replogle worked as a paid intern at the Odessa American newspaper in Odessa, Texas, in 2003 as a general assignments reporter and page editor. From 2004-2005, she worked as a reporter, producer, and more for South Carolina ETV on radio and television. The primary shows she worked on were State House Today and ETV Forum. Since 2005, she has been working for the National Geographic Channels. In her time on the Digital Media team, the site won multiple awards, including the 2010 Web Award for Best TV Website by the Web Marketing Association, the 2010 Silver Mark Award in Websites and Microsites for Expedition Granted, and many others. In her current role as Digital Distribution Director, she oversees the digital distribution of shows to Video On Demand, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix and others, and is spearheading the networks’ TV Everywhere authentication initiatives on multiple platforms.
Paige Ellisor-Catoe is currently ABD in her PhD work at the University of Georgia in Athens (2009). In Fall 2011, she’ll begin a full-time English instructorship at Anderson College.
After completing a master’s in Middle School Education at Clemson University in May 2010 (and being named Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year), Amy Elrod begins teaching at Tamassee Salem High School in Salem, SC, in August 2010. She’ll teach English/Literature to the entire 10th and 12th grade classes, as well as creative writing and public speaking.
After completing an MA in Shakespeare and Theatre at the University of Birmingham Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England, as well as an MA in Teaching Secondary English from Converse College, Emily Grigg taught English at Gaffney High School. In Fall 2009, Emily took a position as a full-time English Instructor at Spartanburg Community College in Spartanburg, SC.
From 2006-2011, Ivey Harrison (minor) worked as the Assistant Director of Admissions at Darlington School in Rome, GA. In 2001, she became the associate director of college counseling for Christ Church Episcopal School in Greenville, SC.
Katie Lenhart is an 8th grade English teacher and coach at the Classical Academy in Colorado; she’s also a graduate student at the University of Colorado.
Ansley McRee is currently the manager of communications at Augusta Preparatory Day School in Georgia.
After graduating PC, Gregg Marshall taught at Blue Ridge School in Charlottesville, VA. In 2010, he joined the faculty at Darlington School in Rome, GA, and began work on an M.A. from The Bread Loaf School of Middlebury College in VT.
Scott Moore graduated in 2009 from the Mary Black School of Nursing at USC Upstate with a bachelor of science in nursing. Currently, he works as a nurse in the emergency room of Greenville Memorial Hospital and serves as the Region 7 coordinator for the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International.
In October 2012, Mitchell Spearman (minor) became the Director of Development at the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas. Read an article about his appointment here.
Jessica Ulstad Stender completed her M.A. in English at Clemson University and has begun a PhD program at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.
David Wagner worked as a counselor at Outdoor Therapeutic Program in Cleveland, GA, after graduation. Currently, he is enrolled in Episcopal Seminary (2010).
Jill Walker completed her MFA in creative nonfiction at St. Mary’s College of California.
Class of 2002
Amy Kukla received her elementary school teaching certification from the University of Denver. In 2006, she moved to Charlotte, NC, where she works at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library as the Family Literacy Coordinator. In 2010, she began applying to graduate schools for a Master of Library and Information Science.
Class of 2001
Anna Beale is the coordinator of Volunteer Programs at Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania.
Murray Galloway Cromer teaches 9th and 12th grade English at Irmo High School.
Sarah Jones Disasa is currently working on her master’s in Speech Language Pathology at Appalachian State University.
Jeanette DeLoach Florence works as an Organizational Development Specialist (Human Resources) with Sonoco Products.
John Michael Florence, Jr., is a law clerk for circuit court Judge John Milling in Columbia, SC.
Brandon Fralix is an assistant professor of English and the Writing & Analysis Program coordinator at Bloomfield College in New Jersey. He received his PhD from Drew University.
Griffin Littlejohn works with McNair Law Firm, P.A., in Columbia, SC.
Jennifer Miller is a student at the University of Florida, where she is pursuing an MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages; she’s spent three years teaching English in China.
Erin Patrick is a sales manager with LeaseCoach in Atlanta, GA.
Class of 2000
Jonathan Bowling is working on his master’s of Divinity at the San Francisco Theological Seminary.
Adam Carter taught English at Summit Preparatory High School in Redwood City, CA. In 2005, he left Summit to teach at the Jakarta International School in Indonesia. Currently, he is the English department chair at the Lincoln International School in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Kerry Cottingham Hanning is the chair of language arts at Beck Academy in Greenville, SC. She was named the school’s 2011 Teacher of the Year.
Liz Embry Overbeck was a features writer for The Houston Chronicle. Currently, she and her family live in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Daniel Hart was an attorney with Paul, Hastings, Janofsky, and Walker, LLP, in Atlanta, GA. Currently, he practices law with Seyfarth Shaw, LLP, also in Atlanta.
After graduation, Kathryn Owen Hix made a career in corporate communications for eight years (including work as a communications specialist at QS/1 Data Systems and Converse College) and served on non-profit and professional development boards in Upstate SC. She completed a Master of Liberal Arts in English at Converse College in 2006 and currently works as an English Instructor at Greenville Technical College in Greenville, S.C.
Emily Benthall Weathers is an English instructor at Clemson University.
Alicia Weeber received her master’s in Early Childhood Education from the College of Charleston in 2004. In summer 2010, she began teaching kindergarten for the Department of Defense Dependents Schools in Daegu, Korea.