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Allison Tharp (English), Assistant Professor, VCU Department of Focused Inquiry

Joseph Holt (English), Assistant Professor, University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Christopher Stacey (History),
Professor, LSU-Alexandria

Paige Gray (English), Assistant Professor, Savannah College of Art and Design

Timothy Hemmis (History), Assistant Professor, Texas A&M, Central Texas

Karen Cox (History),
Professor, UNC Charlotte

Secondary Education & Ministry

Allison Campbell (English), Creative Writing Faculty, Lusher School, New Orleans

Jody Dunwoody (History), World History Faculty, Biloxi High School

Jerri Whitecotton (History),
Award Winning World History Faculty
at Oak Grove High School

Jay Glassie (English), English faculty, Bard High School Early College, Washington DC

Jeremy Britt (History), Pastor of Student Ministries at Lawndale Presbyterian Church

University Administration

Beth Couture (English), Assistant Director, Counseling Center at University of the Arts

Sarah Wynn (English), Director
McNair Center, University of Wisconsin

Tom Ward (History), Assistant Dean, School of Arts and Sciences, SUNY Farmingdale

Andrea Spofford (English), Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences,
Austin Peay State University

Robyn Curtis (History), Director, Office of Major Fellowships, Clemson University

Writing, Publishing, & Journalism

Kristi Cook (History), New York Times best-selling author of Young Adult Literature

Sara Lewis (English),
Associate Editor, Oxford American

Carlton McGrone (English), Assistant to the Editor, University Press of Mississippi

Caleb Tankersley (English),
Managing Editor, Split/Lip Press
Ryan Walters (History),
Regnery Publishing, History Division
Abigail Jordon (English), Publicity Assistant, Other Press Publishing

Museums, Archives, & Historic Sites

Karlie Herdon (English), Assistant Curator to the de Grummond Library

Anna Rikki Nelson (History),
Archivist and Digital Content Librarian Washington State Library
Mingo Tingle (History),
Chief of Technical Preservation Services
MS Dept. of Archives and History

Andrew Rhodes (English), Special Collections Specialist, McCain Library and Archives, USM

Tommy Lofton (History), Director
Mississippi Armed Forces Museum

Rita Dianne McCarty (History), Cultural Resources Program Manager, Camp Shelby

Hayley Hasik (History), Educator/interpreter, [Dwight David] Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site in Denison, Texas 

Sean Buckelew (History),
Certified Local Government Coordinator,
Mississippi Department of Archives and History 

Politics & Law

Caroline Bradley-Kenney (English), Judicial Law Clerk for Justice David Ishee at the Mississippi Supreme Court

Christina H. Holcomb (History),
Assistant District Attorney
15th Judicial District of MS
Fred Clarke (English), Attorney
Rumberger Kirk, Birmingham, AL

Ileana Jimenez (Philosophy), Student at University of Colorado Law School

Zachary Jones (English),
Legal and Communications Assistant
Mayor Toby Barker. Hattiesburg
Torrey Collier (International Studies), Economic Development Specialist for the State of Mississippi

 Business, Finance, & Marketing

Andrea Golden (History),
Finance Analyst, ERP Consulting
Susan Elliott Reach (English), Manager
New Capital Partners

Aaron Watkins (History), Director of Financial Planning and Analysis at BBB Industries

Sarah Pearson (Philosophy),
Hershey’s Sales Representative
Kelsey Farr (English), Marketing and Communications Manager, USM Division of Student Affairs

Artisans, Entrepreneurs, & Creatives

John Mark Harris (Philosophy), Carpentry/Woodworking

Katie Robinson (History) Activist & Digital Content Creator

Nate Walker (History), Wine Sommelier

Mark O'Neal (History), Chef, Coquette Restaurant - New Orleans

James G. Polk (History), Caricaturist and Illustrator


Military & Public Service

James Stringfellow (History),
Wildland Firefighter

Hayden Chapman (History), Active Duty Blackhawk Pilot at Fort Bliss

Jack Hoda (English), LGBTQ+ Health Coordinator at the Western North Carolina Community Health Service

Research, Consulting, & Computing

Ashley Bruhl (English), Analyst
Lockheed Martin

Maisen Daffron (Philosophy), Historic Research Analyst, ERIS (Environmental Risk Information Services)

Max Alberts (History), Senior Analyst, Accenture

Billy Don Loper (History), Analyst, Mississippi Joint Legislative PEER Committee

Meryl Dakin (English), Software Engineer,, New York City


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