Although Africana Studies is a relatively new field on many college campuses compared to other academic departments, Knox graduates who have completed majors, minors or concentrations in Africana Studies are engaged in a wide variety of careers, including the following:
Some are pursuing their education...
- Student, Syracuse University. Shontoria Pratt '17. Syracuse, New York.
- Graduate Student in Business Administration, Clarkson University. Michelle Guymon '98, Psychology major. Potsdam, New York.
- Law Student, Washington University. Tyann Harris '91. St. Louis, Missouri.
- Graduate Student, Masters in Social Work, Washington University. Akua Asante '92. St. Louis, Missouri.
- Law Student, University of Missouri Law School. Phyllis Walker '92. Columbia, Missouri.
Some go into education...
- Leadership Fellow, Saga Innovations. Jorel Holmes '16. Chicago, Illinois.
- Associate Educational Consultant, Rubicon International. Christopher Guthrie '08. Albuquerque, New Mexico.
- Community Relations Specialist and Diversity Officer, McLean County Unit District No. 5 Schools. Meghan Leiseberg '01. Normal, Illinois.
- Program Coordinator, ABLE Black Culture Center, Knox College. William Hartwell '97.
- Youth Counselor, Bridgeway. Alisha Hodge '97. Galesburg, Illinois.
- Post Doctoral Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory. Alfred Wooten '96.
- Research Associate, University of Alabama. Sharon Samuel '93. Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
- Executive Director, NYC Community Learning Schools Initiative at United Federation of Teachers. Christine Schuch '92.
- Evening Director, Step by Step Learning Center. Jean Gardner '89, Educational Studies major. Springfield, Illinois.
And others find success in other fields...
- Paralegal, Marino and Associates, P.C. Christina Aquino '10. Chicago, Illinois.
- Medical Legal Advocate, Call For Help. Marissa Smith '09. Tampa, Florida.
- License Appointment Specialist, Underwriting Services (Contractor), Zurich North America. Michael Calomese '97. Chicago, Illinois.
- Partner, Hinkhouse Williams Walsh LLP. Sarah Dearing '97, Political Science major.
- Physician Assistant, Alexian Brothers Medical Center. Aimee Gall '98.
- Manager, Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change. Nuhaad Abbas '92.
- Volunteer, Baha’i World Center. Kathryn Draves Mulomede '93. Haifa, Israel.
- Attorney. Bryan Higgins '92. Tallahassee, Florida.
- Physician, Rush Oak Park Hospital. LaShonda Johnson Scott '93, Chemistry major.
- Managing Partner, The Solomon Group LLC. Robert Johnson '90, Economics major.
- Assistant Public Defender, Cook County, Illinois. Presita May '97.
- Program Manager, Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois. Arlene Mitchell '94.