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Catherine Denial

Bright Professor & Chair of History

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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

1. Some pursue advanced degrees.

  • Ph.D. Graduate Student in History, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minnesota. Sarah Pawlicki, '17.
  • Ph.D. Graduate Student in History, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minnesota. Ai Miller '16.
  • Ph.D. Graduate Student in History, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, Wisconsin. Emily Lobenstein '15.
  • Masters of Library and Information Science Graduate Student, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois. Bridget Golembiewski '15.
  • Master of Divinity Graduate Student, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, and Masters of Social Work Graduate Student, Loyola University, Chicago. Gloria Feliciano Feltman '10

2. Some become educators.

  • Teacher, St Luke's Elementary School, River Forest, Illinois. Ellen Lipo, '16
  • Teen Labs Mentor, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Sienna Cittadino '13.
  • English Teaching Assistant, Fulbright Commission, Rio Grande, Argentina. Kathryn Frank '12.
  • Dean of Students, DeKalb High School, DeKalb, Illinois. Maurice McDavid '10.
  • Careers Pathway Specialist, John Muir Charter Schools, California. Erika Barrish '06

3. Some work to preserve public history.

  • Regional Coordinator of Illinois History Day, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and Library, Springfield, Illinois. Kate Suits '15.
  • Library Page, Madison Public Library, Madison, Wisconsin. Tyler Oakey '14.
  • Digital Assessment Management System/ Rights and Reproductions Manager, The Smithsonian Museum, Washington, D.C. Jessica Brode '13.
  • Librarian, Kankakee Public Library, Chicago, Illinois. Marta Gulyash '13.
  • Educational Programming and Events Coordinator, National Mining Hall of Fame Museum and Museum, Leadville, Colorado. Margaret Spiegel '10.

4. Some explore careers in business and law.

  • Attorney, James Kelly Law Firm, Peoria, Illinois. Alex Davis '11.
  • Assistant Vice President and Program Manager in Global Markets, Deutsche Bank, London, United Kingdom. Catherine Dodman '11.
  • Senior Manager, Pearson North America, Chicago, Illinois. Kevin Morris '11.
  • Director of Advocacy & Senior Attorney, Domestic Violence Legal Clinic, Chicago, Illinois. Ashley Olson '08
  • Founding Partner, Former President and CEO of Gillette Corporation, Centerview Partners, Rye, New York. James Kilts '70.

5. Some find success in other fields.

  • Research Specialist, The Washington Papers, Charlottesville, Virginia. Elisa Shields '14.
  • Executive Officer, United Nations Command Military Armistice Commission, Seoul, Korea. Joseph Puntoriero '13.
  • Senior Representative, Public Relations and Communications, UTC Aerospace Systems, Rockford, Illinois. Tim Schmeling '11.
  • Senior Editor, Worth Magazine, New York City, New York. Benjamin Reeves '11.
  • Development Associate, Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC. Erin Dreyfuss '10.

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