Dr. Latoya Gibbs shares with students her ingredients for a successful and enjoyable career, as well as advice on mentorship and how to continue to be a learner.
In the beginning of spring term 2022, the SOU English Program hosted an informational Grad and Law School Panel for students. All four of the panelists are SOU English alumni who are furthering their education while utilizing their English degree: Jenean Mcgee (’15), Alexis Brooks (’18), Logan Brooks (’18), and Samara Diab (’19).
Melody Condon graduated from SOU in 2012 with her BA in English with a Professional Writing focus. Now, she works for AHA Strategy and Creative Agency as a content strategist. Melody’s diverse skill sets have allowed her to expand her opportunities within her past and current positions.
As Spring term 2022 approached, four SOU English majors were invited to present their literary essays at prestigious national and regional conferences. Curtis Tedrow-Harder, Hannah Lombard and Blake Jordan presented their literary essays at the Northwest Undergraduate Conference on Literature, and Mekenzie Brock presented her paper at the Johns Hopkins University Richard Macksey Undergraduate Research Symposium.
Meet one of the faces on the Division of Business, Communication and Environmental Science marketing team: Acey Reyes, Marketing Manager and Undergraduate Student at Southern Oregon University School of Business.
Greta Mikkelsen came to SOU in 2010 as a returning student. She graduated with her BFA in Printmaking and Painting as well as her BA in English. Greta has had a successful career in marketing and now works at Harry & David as Vice President Creative Services.
Mariah Roley ’17 on Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology is a great career path for English majors. Mariah Roley graduated from SOU in 2017 and after completing higher education at Pacific University, she now works as a speech pathologist in Colorado.
What Can You Do with an English Major?
On February 2, 2022, the English program hosted a librarianship panel featuring six panelists with a wide range of experience in the library science field. Panelists Dale Vidmar, Melissa Anderson, Rio Picollo, Brystan Strong, Brenda Shelton, and Jasmine Waters share their stories and passion for librarianship.
Catching Up with Alumni
In the midst of his BA in English at SOU, Gabriel Howe decided that he wanted to start a nonprofit organization. His immense passion for wilderness and wilderness-upkeep were just a few things that got the Siskiyou Mountain Club up and running. Now, with an extensive list of employees, volunteers and interns, Gabe’s nonprofit helps preserve the Siskiyou Mountains one trail at a time.
Catching Up with Alumni
Michael Surgeon is a 2021 graduate with a BA in English and a current MAT student. Michael balances being a student and a teacher while he teaches seventh grade at Scenic Middle School in Central Point. In his first few months of teaching, he has already learned so much about being a teacher and his passion has only grown. In this interview-style post, Michael shares his teaching journey thus far and how other English majors can get into the teaching field.