History Alumni Update
Where are they now?
News from our History alumni…
Deneil Hill (2010) is a Ph.D. candidate in History at SUNY-Binghamton, where she has served a Managing Editor of the Journal of Women’s History and recently received the Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies for her dissertation project, “Shifting Feminist Visions at the UN: Self-Determination, Sexuality and Human Rights, 1975-1995.” Deneil got in touch recently:
“Graduating from the history department at Eastern Oregon University provided me with a solid foundation on which I could build my future career. Not only did the program teach me skills that are now vital as I continue my education, it taught me important skills for life. The faculty taught me diverse histories from a variety of cultures and perspectives, as well as the importance of those histories to me in the present. The small class sizes allowed for more personalized attention from professors who truly care about the success of each one of their students. They helped me to reach and exceed my expectations of myself.”
Maggie Byrd (2013) is in her second year in the Master’s program for publishing and editing at Rosemont College in Rosemont, Pennsylvania. Click here for a recent article about Maggie’s work and farewell as editor of Oregon East, Eastern’s literary magazine.
Karen Caverly Molineaux (2012) completed her public history capstone project, entitled “Communication Breakdown: The True Culprit of the Modoc Indian War” and has accepted a job at the Klamath County Museum as their School Outreach Coordinator.
Rachel Collins (2012) is in her final year of law school at the University of Idaho.
Jeff Ranstrom (2012) recently completed the M.A.T. Program at Eastern, where he also served as a Graduate Assistant Coach on the Men’s Basketball and Women’s Softball teams. He recently accepted a Social Studies teaching position at Eagle High School in Eagle, Idaho, where he teaches sophomore- and junior-level U.S. History.
Dustin Keys (2012) is in his fourth year of the graduate program in Food Sciences and Technology at Oregon State University, where he received full funding and a research assistantship. Click here to view an article that Dustin recently co-authored.
Brook Smith (2012) completed the M.A.T. Program at Eastern and accepted a teaching position at Delta High School in Delta Junction, Alaska, where he is currently teaching World History, honors World Literature, and English II.
Aislinn Hooker (2011) earned her M.A.T. degree from Eastern in 2012 and has a full time teaching position at La Grande Middle School.
Kyle Schwartz (2011) is in his second year of the M.A. program in History at Emporia State University in Kansas, where he is also a Graduate Teaching Assistant. Kyle recently wrote us:
“I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed taking your classes at EOU… Earning a History degree at EOU was a great experience, and I am thankful that I had a great group of professors who inspired and prepared me to pursue the subject at the next level. I hope to someday earn my PhD and have a chance to teach at the University level as well, and if I succeed, I will no doubt look to the time when I was an undergraduate at EOU as a reference. I’m just glad that I’ve made a step in that direction at this point, and I can’t thank you enough for the education, time, and support that helped make me a graduate student.”
Michael Godfrey (2010) recently completed his final year at Willamette University School of Law.