Student and Alumni/ae Accomplishments
Katie Van Sleen (2015) has won second place in the Giovale Library Undergraduate Research Award competition for her senior thesis.
Willy Palomo (2015) has been accepted to several graduate creative writing programs.
James DuPoint (2013) is moving to North Carolina to begin work as the regional sales representative for Epic Brewing Company.
Meg Singer (2013) spent last year working as an advisor at Salish Kootenai College in Pablo, Montana. She is now pursuing an MA in Native American Studies at Montana State University, where she has been awarded a teaching assistantship. She and her siblings will be singing parts of Zitkala-Sa’s Sun Dance Opera as part of the President’s Fine Arts Series in late March.
Nicole Holbrook (2013) has been accepted to the law schools at University of Maryland, Boston University, and American University.
Lauren Gisele Olson has completed a MA in English Literature from California Polytechnic State University.
Lauren Allen (2012) is a Project Director at Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City.
Kaely Horton (2011) is assistant coordinator of the writing center at Oregon State University. Kaely earned a prestigious Laurel Scholarship and a graduate teaching assistantship at Oregon State, where she completed an M.A. in English with a concentration in composition.
Jordan Jackson (2010) is finishing her law degree at the University of Iowa and will be starting work as an assistant district attorney in the Bronx, New York.
Erin Kelleher (2010) has been accepted to the Iowa Writers’ Workshop with full funding.
Whitney Strong (2010) earned her MFA from Rutgers-Camden and now works at the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City.
Timothy Asay (2005) , a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Oregon, received the prestigious Margaret McBride Fellowship for 2010. He will defend his dissertation on Chaucer at the University of Oregon this year.
Meghan Hekker Nestel (2005) is beginning to work on her dissertation on medieval mystics at Arizona State University.
Michelle Kamerath (2002) earned her Master's Degree in Digital and Print Media from NYU in 2014 and is working for a publishing company in New York City.
Brooke Schafer (2001) earned her MFA from the University of Alaska in 2014 and works as a Learning Center coordinator at the University of Alaska in Sitka.
Amy David, Taylor Hoffman, Sara Mortenson, Paul Christian, Heather Castle, and Paul Hudder have started a new literary magazine, Pure Coincidence.
Paul Hudder (2013) is a Peace Corps volunteer in Swaziland.
Christian Felt (2013) is pursuing an M.A. in Comparative Literature at Purdue University.
Joanna Pham (2012) is the Publications and Web Coordinator in the Office of the Registrar at Westminster.
Anne Terashima (2012) is an assistant editor and publicist at Torrey House Press, a publisher of literary books about the natural environment.
Tavish Bell (2012) is completing a Master's in Library and Information Science at the University of North Texas.
Brandon Buford (2012) is attending Army Ranger School. He will then be assigned to the 10th Mountain Division of Light Infantry in Ft. Drum, New York.
Sheena Nyann (2012) has begun working on her doctorate in the Education, Culture, and Society program at the University of Utah.
Sarah (Mattie) Matheson (2012), Monica Walker (2012), and Katie Watkins (2012) are completing Westminster's M.A.T. program.
Jackie Wilson (2012) was a panelist at the National Collegiate Honors Council conference in Phoenix, Arizona, October 2011.
Melodie Ashley (2011) is interning at Boeing while completing her Master of Library and Information Science degree at Clarion University.
Brinna Bennion (2011) is in the Westminster College Master of Arts in Teaching program.
Amy Firestone (2011) is pursuing dual licensure ion elementary education and special education (severe) in the M.A.T. program at Westminster
Johnathan Ford (2011) is a copyeditor and staff writer at SLUG Magazine and a certified Sexual Assault Counselor at the Rape Recovery Center.
Devon Hoffman (2011) is a librarian at Ghost Ranch, an education and retreat center in Abiquiu, New Mexico.
Cassidy Jones (2011) won a Fulbright Fellowship to teach English in Turkey.
Jordan Loveridge (2011) is a writing assistant and outreach coordinator at the SLCC Community Writing Center.
Porter Plant (2011) is in the Westminster College M.A.T. program.
Erika Rodriguez (2011) completed her M.A. in Romance Languages at the University of Oregon and was accepted to the doctoral program in Comparative Literature at Washington University in St. Louis, where she was awarded a University Fellowship and nominated for a Chancellor's Fellowship.
Emily Alaniz (2010) is a marketing writer at USANA.
Michael Bell (2010) completed the M.F.A. program at Eastern Washington University and now works for W. W. Norton.
Stacy Blaylock (2010) is a writing assistant and volunteer coordinator at the SLCC Community Writing Center.
Jordan Loveridge (2010) is working on his doctorate in rhetoric and linguistics at Arizona State University.
Sarah Maland (2010) is pursuing an M.A.T. at Westminster College.
Elizabeth Martin (2010) is a chef at Café Solstice where she makes delicious food out of local and organic ingredients.
Lauren McCrady (2010) is working on her M.A. in Literature and the Environment at the University of Nevada at Reno.
Paula Porter (2010) is in medical school at the University of Utah.
Amanda Theobald (2010) is completing a master’s degree in Health Promotion and Education at the University of Utah.
Creed Archibald (2009) teaches 7th Grade Language Arts at Jenks Middle School in Tulsa, OK.
Jennifer Bowen (2009) is pursuing graduate studies at Emporia State University.
Kirsten (Gwin) Alene (2009) has published poetry and fiction in Rivets, The Battered Suitcase, Verbicide, and other magazines. Her novel, Love in the Time of Dinosaurs, was published by Eraserhead Press in 2010.
Alexander Langshall (2009) completed his Master of Arts in Teaching at Westminster College and is now an adjunct Film Studies instructor at Salt Lake Community College.
Emily May (2009) recently completed a Master of Arts in Teaching at Westminster College.
Emily Schmuhl (2009) has secured a new full-time position as an Associate Consultant with Berkeley Electronic Press.
Jamie Shields (2009) completed her Master of Arts in Teaching at Westminster College and now teaches English at Copper Hills High School.
Ian Stephens (2009) is working on a Ph.D. in English at the University of Oregon.
Whitney Strong (2009) is working on an M.F.A. in Creative Writing at Rutgers University.
Kendall Van Horssen (2009) is the Network Security Marketing Coordinator at Wasatch Software.
Jessica Warner (2009) is attending law school at the University of Oregon.
Carl Evans (2008) is in law school at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.
Tiffany Kinney (2008) completed an M.A. in English at the University of Oregon and is now a doctoral candidate at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Lauren Gisele Olson (2008) is working on her M.A. in literature at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where she was recently appointed editor of the program's new journal, The Medial Caesura.
Amanda Webb (2008) teaches English at Granite Peaks High School.
Seth Bryant (2007) completed his M.A. in Religion at the University of Florida and is now working on his Ph.D. in Religious Studies at Vanderbilt University.
Alana Dela Cruz (2007) is pursuing graduate studies at the University of Phoenix.
Trisina Dickerson is working as a publicist for John F. Blair Books in Winston Salem, North Carolina.(2007)
Miles Fuller (2007) completed his M.F.A. program in nonfiction writing at the University of Iowa and is now teaching at Westminster College.
Malinda Kuhn (2007) is pursuing graduate studies at Walden University.
Allison Parks (2007) is attending law school at Tulane University in New Orleans.
Kathryn Scott-Wilkins (2007) is pursuing graduate studies at the University of Phoenix.
Nicole Barton (2006) works in film production and development for Inferno Entertainment and Hwy 61 Entertainment.
Sumiko Martinez (2006) completed her M.A. in Communication at the University of Utah and is now an outreach officer at the Utah Higher Education Assistance Authority.
Jennifer Mitchell (2006) is pursuing graduate studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Rebecca Travis (2006) has recently completed an Master of Education at Westminster College.
Brianna Walcott (2006) completed an Masters degree in Library Science at the University of South Carolina.
Jessica Whetman (2006) completed a Masters degree in Library and Information Science at Clarion University of Pennsylvania and is now the Adult Program Coordinator for the Weber County Library System.
Jillian Culley (2005) has been accepted to the Comparative Literature Masters program at Arizona State University Tempe.
Rachel McDonald (2005) completed an M.A. in English and Comparative Literature at the University of Cincinnati.
Stephen Scoville (2005) completed a B.S in Nursing at the University of Utah.
Angela Toscano (2004) earned an M.A. in British and American Literature at the University of Utah in 2011.
Holly Simonsen (2003) completed her M.F.A. at the Vermont College of Fine Arts and is now teaching for the English Department at Westminster.
Amy Guy (2002) is a librarian at East Los Angeles College.
Alexander Lemons (2002) is working on an M.A. in Liberal Studies at Reed College.
Sarah Anne Lovato (2002) is Branch Manager for the Weber County Library System.
David Nielsen (2002) received full funding for his Ph.D. program in Creative Writing at the University of Cincinnati.
Brooke Schafer (2001) entered the M.F.A. program at the University of Alaska, Anchorage.
Reece Peck completed his Ph.D. in Communication at UCSD and accepted a tenure-track position at CUNY-Staten Island in their Communication & Media Studies department.