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Department Chair

Jennifer Smith

Associate Professor & Chair of Dance

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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5 (Of the Many!) Ways Our Grads Are Finding Success After Knox

Some are pursuing their education...

  • Graduate Student in Physical Therapy, Washington University. Hannah Steele '16. St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Graduate Student in Dance/Movement Therapy, Antioch University New England. Kelsey Witzling '14. Keene, New Hampshire.
  • Graduate Student in Creative Writing, Florida International University. Jaimie White '09. Miami, Florida.

Some are performers...

  • Main Company Apprentice, Chicago Dance Crash. Brian Humpherys '09. Chicago, Illinois.
  • Actress and Director, Self Employed. Kelly Hogan '92.

Some go into public service...

  • Production Worker, Jokes4Miles. Bryan Valencia '15. Chicago, Illinois.
  • Child and Family Therapist, the Mariposa Center for Infant, Child and Family Enrichment. Megan Hall '08. Denver, Colorado.

Some go into education...

  • Dance Instructor, Metropolis School of the Performing Arts. Juan Irizarry '15. Chicago, Illinois.
  • Support Teacher, Urban Montessori Charter School. Brynn Ogilvie '12.
  • Kindergarten Teacher, Edmunds School District. Emilia Karin Rudd '10. Seattle, Washington.

And some have found success in other fields...

  • Restaurant Care Specialist, Grubhub. Dushawn Darling '15.
  • Scuba Dive Instructor, Bayu Dive Center. Abby Kravis ‘15.
  • Manufacturing Specialist, Medtronic. Stephanie Schudel '14. Goleta, California.
  • Registar Administrative Assistant, Capitol Hill Day School. Jmaw Moses '14. Washington, D.C.
  • Partner, The 1994. Krista Nordgren '12. Durham, North Carolina.
  • Executive Assistant, Friedler Construction Company. Cassidy Bires '10. Chicago, Illinois.
  • Marketing and Sales Officer, EU Business School. Saras Gil '08.
  • Casting Director, PMS Casting. Ann Wilkinson '77. Des Moines, Iowa.

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