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April 28, 2017 at 9:42 am

History Undergraduates Headed to Grad Schools, Successful Job Placements

Bentley Annex, the building housing the History Department, in black and white photo.

Bentley Annex, the building housing the History Department

The History Department at Ohio University recently marked the end of the 2016-17 academic year by recognizing the graduating class of history majors.

On Friday, April 21, 2017, the History Department convened its annual reception for graduating undergraduate seniors. Professor and Department Chair, Dr. Katherine Jellison, recognized and congratulated the graduating seniors, including one student from the Honors Tutorial College.

History majors go on to pursue a wide range of academic and professional trajectories after graduation. A few highlights from this year’s graduating class include:

  • Allison Barnard will work with Northwestern Mutual as a life and health insurance agent. She plans to sit for the Ohio State Insurance Licensing Exam in May 2017.
  • Victoria Carballo will work as an English teacher in Madrid, Spain.
  • Grace Konyar (HTC) will start the M.A. program at Ohio University’s College Student Personnel Program. She also will serve as a graduate resident director through the Department of Housing and Residence Life.
  • Teresa Fish will start the M.A. program in Historical Anthropology at the University of Cincinnati.
  • Ben Rottersman will take up a position with the I Know I Can organization, which helps high school students pursue a college education.
  • Harlee Rozell will take a gap year to continue various internship opportunities while she applies to the University of Heidelberg’s graduate program in Museum Anthropology.
  • Heather Sabruno will start a graduate program at George Washington University.
  • Taylor Shaw will complete his deployment and then plans to pursue an M.A. in Public History at Wright State University.
  • Grant Stover will work as a labor organizer for the American Federation of Teachers.
  • Jack Walter will start the Certificate in Paralegal Studies program at Kent State University.
  • Megan Ziegman will start law school at the University of Louisville.

Two weeks earlier, at the opening night of the 11th Annual Undergraduate History Conference (April 5-7), the department recognized the recipients of departmental scholarship, grant, and essay competition awards as well as this year’s class of inductees into Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honors Society.

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