Alumni Perspectives

Read our alumni profiles to find out more about what they are doing after graduation.

Michael Zaremba Jr. - 2009

Nicole Schiller Palmasano - 2008

Greg Armstrong Macdonald - 2005

Matthew Thompson - 2005

Past graduates

Amanda Stoeke '12 (German minor, Elementary Education major) received a Teaching Assistantship in Austria.

Sarah Moir '12 (German major, International Studies major).

Grace Kelmer '12 (German major, Music major) is in an Arts Management graduate program.

Coco Bassey '10 (German major, International Studies major) is pursuing an M.A. in Global Communications and Media.

Cassie Stachniw '10 (German major, International Studies major) is in a Social Work graduate program. 

Beth Anne Roberts '10 (German major with Research Honors, English major) works in Marketing at an Internet startup. 

Karlin Sangdahl '09 (German major, History major) is a lawyer. 

Sara Laney '09 (German minor, Sociology major) is finishing an M.A. in Social Work at the University of Texas Austin.

Jessica Olsen '08 (German minor, English and Education major) went to Hamburg, Germany on a  Teaching Fulbright in 2008-2009 and currently teaches English and German in Rockford, IL.

Jenny Knop '08 (German major, Math Major) completed her M.A. in German with Teaching Certification at Illinois State University and now teaches in the Chicago area. 

Nicole Schiller '08 (German minor, Political Science major) completed an M.A. program in political science at the University of Illinois - Springfield. See her profile above.

Eileen Ouska '07 (German minor, Accounting Major) is pursuing her Accounting career in Chicago, Ill.

Laura Myford '05 (German major, Anthropology Major) received her M.A. in International Development and Anthropology from George Washington University. Laura studied abroad in Berlin, Germany and on the island of Samoa. She works at the Falmouth Institute which collaborates with Native American tribes and also teaches select courses in Anthropology.

Matt Thompson '04 (German minor, Political Science Major) received his M.A. in Museum Studies in Missouri and now works at a presidential library and museum.

Emily Frazier '04 (German student, Music Education major) received a Research Fulbright to Dresden 2004-2005 for a project in musicology.

Anne Herrmann '03 (German major, Business major) received a Congress Bundestag Award for study/internship in 2003-04 in Germany. She currently is a teacher in the Chicago area.

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October 2008 - Grillfest in Park