Study in anthropology and sociology prepares students for a wide variety of careers. Knox anthropology-sociology graduates have pursued successful careers in business (including many CEO's and business owners), law, medicine, education, museum work, social services, non-governmental organizations, public office, communications, and many other diverse fields.
Here's a sample of some of the Knox alumni who have majored in anthropology and sociology:
Doctoral Candidate, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany. Nandini Singh '02.
Professor of Anthropology, St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota. Carolyn Anderson, '73.
Professor of Sociology and Director of Graduate Studies, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware. Ann Bowler '80.
Graduate Student, Master of Arts in Journalism Research and Theory, University of Texas, Austin, Texas. Julio Trujillo '06.
Campaign Director, Fund for Public Interest Research, Chicago, Illinois. Meg Huizenga '05.
Coordinator Latina/o Advocacy, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland. Pamela Hernandez '02.
Sports Information Director, St. Xavier University, Chicago, Illinois. Rob Huizenga, '01.
Assistant Registrar for Exhibitions, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City. Melissa Cohen, '00.
Vice President for Information Technology, MedeCus Health Insurance, Houston, Texas, Aaron Shaw '98.
Senior Research Associate, Amcol International, Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Gregory Plutko, '98.
Financial Analyst, Founders Asset Management, Denver Colorado. Jennifer Marlar, 98.
Attorney, Cook County Public Defender, Chicago, Illinois. Presita May West, 97.
Lead Developer, Adobe Systems, San Jose, California. William Boston, '81.
Senior Partner, Usitex Immigrant Processing and Personnel Services, Egg Harbor, Wisconsin. Glen Mandel, '81.
Program Evaluator, Chicago Child Trauma Center. Vicky Rompala '05.
Social Studies Teacher, Antioch Community High School. Brian Glashagel, '94.
Medical Social Worker, Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights, Illinois. Sumi Choe, '94.
Lead Youth Worker, Lutheran Social Services, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Maria Polk '97.
Investigator, Chicago Police Department, Chicago, Illinois. Nichelle Fraction, '92.
Director of Public Safety, Maryville University, St. Louis, Missouri. Michael Parkinson, '91.
Major, United States Army, Camp Taji, Iraq. Julian Bond, '91.
President and CEO, Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center, Davenport, Iowa. David Green, '81.
Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois. Carolyn Hough, '98.
Professor of Pediatrics, Bastyr University, Seattle, Washington. Sheila Litwin Kingsbury, '90.
Associate Pastor, Burlingame United Methodist Church, Burlingame, California. Laurie Padgett McHugh, '88.
Director of Membership Services, Jewish Community Center, Shawnee Mission, Kansas. Barbara Kupperman O'Connor, '87.
Archeologist, Metcalf Archeological Consultants, Inc., Cortez, Colorado. Carole Graham, '86.
Deputy Comptroller, City of Chicago. Brian King, '86.
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Eric Miller, '86.
Senior Director of Publib Affairs, Texas Pharmacy Association, Austin, Texas. Kristie Zamrazil, '77.
Associate Professor of Nursing and Coordinator of Associate Degree Nursing Program, Carl Sandburg College, Galesburg, Illinois. Jan Lundeen, '78.
Principal, ROWVA School District, Onieda, Illinois. Nancy Rylander Hroziencik, '78.
Internal Auditor, International Fund for Agricultural Development, Rome, Italy. Adwoa Atta-Krah '06.
Graduate Student, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois. Farah Ahed '07
Volunteer, Peace Corps, Azerbaijan. Whitney Bey '07.
Seniors Megan Beney and Eva Marley spoke at the Central States Anthropology Society. Beney's topic was the musical nature of speech directed at infants, and Marley discussed social media sites and social movements.
Knox College students Alec Freytag and Lindsey Morgan are chosen for the prestigious Kemper Scholars Program, which offers scholarships, summer internships, and leadership opportunities.
Vincent Rug and Stephanie Sorensen, both 2012 Knox College graduates, describe their experiences in the financial industry. Chosen for a selective leadership program at Fifth Third Bank, they are working as commercial associates.