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Wooster Alumni Achieve Big Things

Featured Image: Lamont Paris ’96, Wooster Alumnus and SEC Coach of the Year, photo provided by University of South Carolina Athletics.

SEC Coach of the Year found coaching roots and values as Fighting Scot

One of the Fighting Scots’ men’s basketball program’s greatest post-College of Wooster success stories is University of South Carolina head men’s basketball coach Lamont […]

Economics alumnus transforms the workplace and communities as leader of the National Bank of Pakistan

Rehmat Ali Hasnie ’91 came to The College of Wooster as an international student majoring in computer science. But when he chose an economics […]

Sociology major and soccer standout kicks through barriers to improve access and equity in education

Kelly James ’97 is one of the most decorated players in the history of the women’s soccer program at The College of Wooster. A […]

Floreska stands outside the Long Island Children’s Museum.

Music alumna builds community as museum president

In her position as president of the Long Island Children’s Museum (LICM), Erika (Fischer) Floreska ’93 works on a wide range of projects, but […]

Seeds planted at Wooster propel international relations alumna to support marginalized communities around the world

A high-voltage power line disrupts everyday life inside a Nepali village. An industrial park styled as disaster relief devastates Haiti’s most fertile farmland and […]

Former health coaches team up to improve health outcomes and education in African communities

The dedication to health sciences runs deep for Eran Maina ’21 and Scott Perkins ’20. The biochemistry & molecular biology and neuroscience majors, respectively, […]

Philosophy and art history double major strengthens his skills through music

Music has been a part of life for as long as Ben Read ’23 can remember. He has been singing since he was a […]

Social entrepreneur finds energy in self-designed major for global impact

After her mom found The College of Wooster in a book, Colleges That Change Lives, Boston native Lauren Grimanis ’12 applied to all east […]

Sam McNelly ’14

Economics alumna discovers passion for public health and social work

Sam McNelly ’14 spent her time at The College of Wooster exploring a variety of interests, ranging from her major in economics to her […]

Barton Myers '03

History alumnus Barton Myers ’03 teaches American military history in the classroom and on screen

During an overnight visit to The College of Wooster, Barton Myers ’03, then a prospective high school student, sat in on a military history […]

Sanjana Kumbhani '17

Business economics and mathematics alumna uses liberal arts education to tackle critical financial problems

For Sanjana Kumbhani ’17, challenging questions are a part of everyday life. As a business economics and mathematics major at The College of Wooster, […]

Pyae Thein ’19

Master of Architecture student takes Wooster research skills abroad

Pyae Thein ’19 is a Master of Architecture student at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art and Architecture in Philadelphia, where he has drawn […]

Russ Dieringer '08

Economics alumnus Russ Dieringer ’08 founds research and consulting company for retail professionals

In the second semester of his freshman year, Russ Dieringer ’08 took Principles of Economics, taught by Amyaz A. Moledina, professor of economics & […]

Nicholas Knodt '10

Architect draws on problem solving skills from liberal arts education

Nicholas Knodt ’10 knew that he wanted to become an architect when he was choosing a college. He decided to come to Wooster because […]

Christopher Causey ’85

Christopher Causey ’85 helps drive major advancements in organ transplantation through board of directors leadership

Christopher Causey ’85 always knew he was going to work in health care. What the psychology major didn’t know as an undergraduate at The […]

Amelia Menk Brown ’96

Comparative literature graduate uses over 24 years of industry experience to start two small businesses

Amelia Menk Brown ’96, originally from Poland, Ohio, knew she wanted to attend a small, liberal arts college, but the Independent Study program made […]

Hans Johnson '92

English and Spanish alumnus organizes for social justice in Wooster and across the nation

Hans Johnson ’92 chose to attend The College of Wooster because the school gave him an opportunity to connect with a diverse student body […]

Adrienne Reding '17

Biochemistry and molecular biology and German studies alumna pursues interdisciplinary master’s degree in Germany

Adrienne Reding ’17 planned to do something after she graduated from The College of Wooster that not all students do: moving across an ocean […]

Stacey Lim ’01

Stacey Lim ’01 has been breaking sound barriers throughout her life

Stacey Lim ’01 never let being born profoundly deaf get in the way of living a full life. The 2001 communication sciences and disorders […]

John Trainor ’16

History I.S. transformed into a full-length documentary by Wooster graduate

John Trainor ’16, a history major, film-studies minor at The College of Wooster, found his Independent Study, a year-long research project he completed alongside […]

Alpha Alexander ’76, Photo: DeMario Howard

Wooster alumna and co-founder of Black Women in Sport Foundation committed to lifting up underrepresented athletes

When Alpha Alexander ’76 was a student athlete at The College of Wooster, she was one of the few Black women on her teams. […]

Grace Gamble ’17

Sociology alumna turns to Wooster students for help supporting local food industry

For Grace Gamble ’17, food is a family affair. Her great-aunt sold cookies to pay her way through college, and her mother taught her […]

Stephanie Castrejon '16

Theatre & Dance and Anthropology alumna combines theatre with social activism

Stephanie Castrejón ’16 came to The College of Wooster as a self-described shy student who had difficulties speaking up in class and realizing where […]

Namara Rwakatare ’23

French grad addresses food insecurity and sustainability through Peace Corps in Senegal

Namara Rwakatare ’23 knew after graduating from The College of Wooster, she wanted to be involved in service work, specifically on the African continent. […]

Jason Rosch ’01

Biology grad researches pathogens at St. Jude’s to develop new cures for childhood pneumonia

Jason Rosch ’01 initially chose The College of Wooster for its small class sizes, engaged faculty, and tight-knit community, as well as the emphasis […]

Dan Axmacher '12

Classical studies alumnus uses research skills as rare books librarian

Dan Axmacher ’12 spent his time at The College of Wooster as a classical studies major, where he researched the ancient Mediterranean and its […]

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Ishtiaq Ghafoor ’00 finds harmony in his life’s work with the foreign service

The College of Wooster provided Ishtiaq Ghafoor ’00, an international student from Britain, with a foundation in writing and critical thinking that has helped […]

Samira El-Adawy '13 stands in front of Special Olympics sign

Samira El-Adawy ’13 encourages inclusivity through sports for those with intellectual disabilities

This story originally appeared in the Spring 2023 edition of Wooster Magazine. Samira El-Adawy ’13 is an athlete on a mission to foster inclusion. […]

Natalie Sin '22

Wooster alumna focuses on economic development in Northeast Ohio

After Ngwe (Natalie) Sin ’22 chose The College of Wooster for her undergraduate journey, her initial decision to major in economics took a turn. […]

John Carwile '81 observes the Silver Arrow 2022 exercise live-fire demonstration closing event at Camp Adazi, Latvia, Sept. 29, 2022.

A lifelong dedication to service: Wooster history alumnus John Carwile ’81 serves as ambassador to Latvia

For 35 years, John Carwile ’81 has dedicated his work to service—serving the United States in foreign countries. Carwile, who recently completed his tenure […]

Graham Rayman '88

Graham Rayman ’88 tackles history of Rikers Island in new book

This story originally appeared in the Spring 2023 edition of Wooster Magazine. Graham Rayman ’88 has a career in journalism that spans over 30 […]

Jeffrey Janus '15

German Studies alumnus credits Wooster education to success in Vienna

This story originally appeared in the Spring 2023 edition of Wooster Magazine. Jeffrey Janus ’15, who was a German Studies major and now lives, […]

Kurt Russell '94 with President and Dr. Biden

Teacher on tour: National Teacher of the Year Kurt Russell ’94 advocates for diversity in profession and curriculum

This story originally appeared in the Spring 2023 edition of Wooster Magazine. Veteran history teacher Kurt Russell ’94 is taking a year-long sabbatical from […]

Elena Mityushina '08

Elena Mityushina ’08 shares culture and connections with fellow alumni

This story originally appeared in the Spring 2023 edition of Wooster Magazine. During the first year of the pandemic, while working full-time as a […]

Lauren Vargo '13

Alumna on ice: Lauren Vargo ’13 studies connections between glacier melt and climate change

This story originally appeared in the Spring 2023 edition of Wooster Magazine. Lauren Vargo ’13 came to The College of Wooster because she wanted […]

Rashmi Ekka '08

Fighting poverty through economics: Rashmi Ekka ’08 uses microfinance and agricultural development to tackle big-world food problems

This story originally appeared in the Spring 2023 edition of Wooster Magazine. Rashmi Ekka ’08 grew up as part of the Oraon tribe in […]

Sarah Haile '03

Medical issues from a mathematical angle: Sarah Haile ’03 uses biostatistics while researching diseases from cancer to COVID-19

This story originally appeared in the Spring 2023 edition of Wooster Magazine.  As a student at The College of Wooster, Sarah Haile ’03 (pronounced […]

Amadi Washington '14

Theatre and Dance alumnus combines art with political activism

Amadi Washington ’14 began dancing at nine years old, when his elementary school included an African dance class in their curriculum. As he continued […]

Mahi Lal '22

Economics alumna analyzes effect of pandemic on student assessment

Mahi Lal ’22, a College of Wooster economics alumna recently contributed to a national press release elaborating on the effect of the pandemic on […]

Mary Sefcik '14

Mathematics alumna uses liberal arts education to help Cleveland Clinic improve patient care

Mary Sefcik ’14 chose to attend The College of Wooster because of its small size, close-knit community, and opportunities to perform research as an […]

Gabe Wasylko '19

Political science alumnus highlights hometown through social media and photography

When he first came to the College of Wooster, Gabe Wasylko ’19 declared a major in political science and a minor in mathematics, certain […]

Chantel Massey '13

English alumna helps build community through poetry and performance

Chantel Massey ’13 has always been a writer and a lover of poetry, but she didn’t always recognize that she could turn her passion […]

Charlene D'Cruz '89

Wooster alumna protects immigrant rights at the US-Mexico border

When she first came to The College of Wooster, Charlene D’Cruz ’89 had no idea she would become an attorney, but now she works […]

Mark Bergen ’07

Mark Bergen ’07 publishes book on YouTube

Mark Bergen ’07, a technology reporter for Bloomberg News, published Like, Comment, Subscribe: Inside YouTube’s Chaotic Rise to World Domination, the first book to […]

Kirsten Larson '08 at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore

Physics alumna joins international team to launch Webb Telescope

Kirsten Larson ’08 knew that she wanted to study science and do research. When attending The College of Wooster, she chose to major in […]

Itai David Njanji ’11

Reflections from Wooster alumnus earn best-seller spot on Amazon

College of Wooster alumnus Itai David Njanji ’11 recently published a book of poetry that’s topping Amazon’s best-selling new releases in poetry about places. […]

Alayt Ablam ’21

Wooster alumna publishes AI-art children’s book with a new plant-based take on classic Old MacDonald rhymes

In February, Wooster alumna Alayt Ablam ’21 and current predoctoral fellow at The Grainger College of Engineering at The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, along […]

Scott Nye and Brendan Walsh

Wooster Alums Hosting U.S. Open, Curtis Cup this Summer

Some of golf’s most prestigious events – like U.S. Opens, Ryder Cups, U.S. Amateur Championships, and Curtis Cups to name a few – are […]

Lakshman Swamy ’05

Wooster alumnus and ICU doctor creates ICU-based board game to celebrate current healthcare workers and inspire future physicians

Despite being the son of two physician parents, Lakshman Swamy ’05 had no intention of pursuing medicine when he first set his sights on […]

Lora Heller ’92

Music education alumna connects children and families through music and sign language

Lora Heller ’92 could tell The College of Wooster was going to be a good fit the day she first stepped foot on campus […]

Head shot of Maurryce Starks

Neuroscience alumnus awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program funding

The College of Wooster Alumnus Maurryce Starks ’18 was awarded a five-year fellowship from the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP). Starks […]

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Wooster Alumnus Kurt Russell ’94 introduced as 2022 National Teacher of the Year on CBS Mornings

Kurt Russell, a 1994 graduate of The College of Wooster, was named the 2022 National Teacher of the Year by the Council of Chief […]

Dr. Diane Brown-Young ’87

Chemistry alumna combats high infant mortality rates as OB-GYN Physician

In 2020, of the 13,204 babies born in Cuyahoga County, 101 didn’t make it to their first birthday. The majority (73%) of these babies […]

LeRoy E. Reese '88

Sidelining statistics: Pediatric psychologist and researcher works to even the playing field in marginalized communities

LeRoy E. Reese ’88 comes from a family in which several male cousins played intercollegiate sports and a number of them didn’t graduate. Luckily, […]

Ayesha Bell Hardaway '97

The defense won’t rest: Law professor takes powerful strides forward in the sometimes-isolating work of antiracism and social justice advocacy

Google the name “Ayesha Bell Hardaway” and you’ll find this 1997 College of Wooster grad everywhere. She’s in video clips offering legal analysis for news […]

Samuel Kitara '14

Alumnus organization features businesses that span the African continent

Representation matters to Samuel Kitara ’14. So much so that when he was crafting a list of American colleges and universities to consider applying […]

Joy E. Bronson '07

Vocation for All Voices: UMC Reverend chooses joy to equip congregations and transform community-building relationships

Joy E. Bronson ’07 insisted from a young age that she wouldn’t be following in her father’s and grandfather’s footsteps as a pastor because […]

Lauren Hines ’09

Refugee Officer Lauren Hines ’09 uses English and Spanish degree in the field

Working for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services as a Spanish-speaking refugee officer, College of Wooster alumna Lauren Hines ’09 interviews people fleeing their countries […]

E. Blake Moore Jr. ’80

Wooster legend celebrates 40th anniversary of Super Bowl XVI appearance

Super Bowl XVI was significant for several reasons. One of those centers around E. Blake Moore Jr., a proud 1980 College of Wooster alumnus, […]

Darius Scott DIXSON ’13

Wooster alumnus DIXSON nominated for Oscar with Beyoncé

College of Wooster alumnus Darius Scott Dixson ’13, “DIXSON,” as he’s now known as a musical artist, received an Oscar nomination in the Best […]

Laura McFee '12

Music therapy major learns to empathize with clients

While attending The College of Wooster, Laura Skelly McFee ’12 spent much of her time fostering close personal connections with faculty and fellow students, […]

Claire Bellamy '11

Music education major guided by Wooster experience

As a senior in high school, Claire Bellamy ’11 knew that she wanted to major in music education. While looking for a small liberal […]

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Kurt Russell ’94 named one of four finalists for National Teacher of the Year

Kurt Russell, a Wooster ’94 graduate, has been selected as a finalist for the 2022 National Teacher of the Year by the Council of […]

Antwan Chambers ’14

Relationships at Wooster guide Antwan Chambers ’14 in mentorship position

Antwan Chambers ’14 learned about The College of Wooster for the first time upon entering an introductory interview with the Posse Foundation. After doing some research on the school he […]

Trinda Bedrossian ’69

Trinda Bedrossian ’69 captures 165 years of California’s geological history

Following the 150-year anniversary of the California Geological Survey (CGS), Trinda Bedrossian ’69, a geology major at The College of Wooster, felt inspired to […]

Chelsea “Sarae” Addison ’14

Alumna discusses her book on financial literacy for children

On Nov. 15, The College of Wooster hosted alumna Chelsea “Sarae” Addison ’14 for a presentation on her experience as a student and after […]

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Spencer Williams ’18 features as Bachelorette contestant

Spencer Williams ’18, a fan favorite during his days on The College of Wooster men’s basketball team, is now aiming to win the heart […]

Gina Christo '14

Women, gender, and sexuality studies alumna manages grassroot political campaigns

Before attending The College of Wooster, Gina Christo ’14 planned on becoming a political science major, but she soon “fell in love with the […]

Harley Layman

Research experience propels psychology alumna to doctoral sponsorship from National Institutes of Health

The College of Wooster Alumna Harley Layman ’19 was recently selected as one of four doctoral candidates to be sponsored under a $1.75 million […]

Kurt Russell receives Ohio Teacher of the Year award

Kurt Russell ’94 named 2022 Ohio Teacher of the Year

Kurt Russell, a Wooster ’94 graduate and social studies teacher at Oberlin High School, was named the 2022 Ohio Teacher of the Year as […]

Nathan Sundheimer ’17

Neurobiology alumnus awarded for work in healthcare innovation

In June, Crain’s Cleveland Business, a business news source for Northeast Ohio, named Nathan Sundheimer ’17 to their “20 in their Twenties” list, an […]

Rasmia Kirmani-Frye '95, photo by @marcgoldbergphotography

Urban studies alumna confronts housing inequity in New York City

After graduating from The College of Wooster, Rasmia Kirmani-Frye ’95 immediately knew she wanted to move to New York City and begin a career […]

Rachel Brandon '18

Neuroscience alumna pursues medical social work career

Wooster’s health coach program provided introduction to palliative care

Clare Mitchell ’06

Alumna specializes in adult psychology consultation at Cleveland hospital

Clare Mitchell ’06 touts opportunity to explore various interests at Wooster

Holly Engel '21

Wooster ’21 graduate pursues doctorate at The Ohio State University

After a year’s worth of writing to complete her Independent Study titled “Sinister Cinema: Depictions of Evil in the WWII and Postwar Thrillers of […]

Grace Bouker '21

Neuroscience alumna receives fellowship to attend dream graduate school

Grace Bouker ’21, a neuroscience major at The College of Wooster, was awarded an Occupational Therapy Fellowship from the University of Puget Sound in […]

Andy Nicol ’07

Mathematics alumnus analyzes crypt systems for NSA

Andy Nicol ’07 heard about the benefits of completing Independent Study at The College of Wooster, but he never knew the experience with research […]

Ainslee Alem Robson '15

French and philosophy alumna creates virtual reality graphic memoir

Independent Study at Wooster help prepare Ainslee Alem Robson ’15 to take on a creative film project

Helen Murray Free attends the lecture of Madeleine Jacobs, president of Strategic Science and former executive director and chief executive officer of the American Chemical Society who spoke for the Helen Murray Free Endowed Lecture Series in 2016.

Alumna and renowned chemist Helen Murray Free dies at 98

Lecture, endowment honor legacy of Helen Murray Free at Wooster

Sydney (Maureen) Hanes ’21

Fulbright awards English Teaching Assistantship to Wooster global and international studies major

Sydney (Maureen) Hanes ’21 will teach English in Kyrgyzstan during the next academic year.

Sarah McGrath '17 conducting research off the coast of Chile in summer 2019

Geology alumna ­­awarded fellowship for climate research

The research opportunities at Wooster prepared Sarah McGrath ’17 for her graduate studies

Jade Robison ’16

Archeologist Jade Robison ’16 protects the past so stories can be told for future generations

Jade Robison’s work as an archeologist at the National Park Service’s Tonto National Monument in Arizona, with 100 active archeological sites, is most definitely […]

Christabel Dadzie ’04 speaks at a Ahaspora mentoring event in 2019.

Alumna founds organization to support development in her home country

Mentored learning leads Christabel Dadzie ’04 to aspired trajectory

Wayne Cornelius ’67

Immigration scholar advises presidential campaigns and provides canine therapy

Wayne Cornelius ’67 volunteers time during pandemic

Joe Vardon ’02

Communication studies alumnus experienced historical moment first-hand

Joe Vardon ’02 broke the news about the Milwaukee Bucks not playing from inside the NBA Bubble

Mike Frazier ’03

Mike Frazier ’03 analyzes information to put the Kansas City Chiefs in position to succeed 

As statistical analysis coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs, Mike Frazier ’03 uses player statistics and data generated by coaches, the NFL, and third-party […]

Kelli Baxstrom ’16

Geology alumna researches landslides after natural disasters

As a geologist for the United States Geological Survey, Kelli Baxstrom ’16 put much of the expertise learned from her time at The College […]

Monét Davis ’19

Monét Davis ’19 generates new lessons and conversations about social justice

As a communications and operations associate at The Loveland Group, Monét Davis ’19 helps carry out the work of the organization’s many initiatives, including Elizabeth’s Bookshop […]

Kait Turshen ’05

Kait Turshen ’05 builds a business and lifestyle of her own design

When Kait Turshen ’05 took the leap from working in the fashion and beauty industry in New York City to developing her own retail business in suburban […]

Christina Bowerman ’13

Service year adviser for City Year connects with Wooster students

Christina Bowerman ’13 supports future City Year members including Keira Wright ’21

Vedica Jha '18 at the Kauke Arch in 2019

Biology and math alumna co-founds startup

Vedica Jha ’18 credits Wooster’s support system for preparing her to create talent-finding platform, ProMytheUs

History alumnus establishes nonprofit for at-risk youth

James Cooper ’08 emphasizes importance of mentorship at Wooster

Love Will Come to You, the fourth and final book in Robert Kugler's '95 YA series

Alumnus authors fourth and final book in YA series

Robert Kugler ’95 credits Wooster’s emphasis on writing for his success as educator and writer

Pedro Oliboni '20

Philosophy and math alumnus publishes article in peer-reviewed journal

Pedro Oliboni ’20 continues to explore ideas from his Independent Study projects

Desi Wiese '05

Business economics alumna praises Wooster’s close community

Building close working relationships helped Desi Wiese ’05 find success at several companies, including Netflix and 23andMe

Kevin Reiswig '10 holding a piece of furniture he crafted

Woodworking becomes career for studio art alumnus

Kevin Reiswig ’10 credits his summer as a research assistant and Wooster’s focus on writing for his post-graduate success

Bob Dyer '74

English alumnus credits Wooster education for journalism skills

Accomplished Ohio journalist Bob Dyer ’74 retires from distinguished career at the Akron Beacon Journal

Karl Ruter '10 in 2018

Political science alumnus finds success with restaurant technology

Karl Ruter ’10 relied on problem solving he learned at Wooster to help restaurants adapt to Covid-19 precautions

For his I.S., Jisou "Armel" Lee '19 interviewed the Human Library Organization's program coordinator in Copenhagen.

Sociology alumnus honored for creating WooStories program

Jisou “Armel” Lee ’19 designated a space where people of all backgrounds could share their stories and experiences.

Jason Parkhill

History alumnus values breadth of liberal arts education

Jason Parkhill ’97 directs academic technology staff at Colby College

Will Sherry ’05

Sociology major supports LGBTQ people at the University of Michigan

Will Sherry ’05 draws on Wooster-developed mindset as director of the Spectrum Center

Steve Schott '07 in his Franklin County office where he works as a prosecutor in the gang unit

Political science alumnus prosecutes gang-related crimes in Columbus

Participating in Wooster’s moot court program prepared Steve Schott ’07 for his career in law

Mesky Brhane ’89

Liberal arts education prepared English and French alumna for post-graduation achievements

Mesky Brhane ’89 supports vulnerable populations through her role at World Bank

In February, Chelsea Barnes '07 lobbied the Virginia Legislature for a grant to develop renewable energy on former coal-mined land.

Biology alumna honored for clean energy work

Chelsea Barnes ’07 strikes the balance between working with her community to promote solar energy and creating environmental policy

Hideko Tamura Snider ’56

Sociology alumna advocates for peace and collective healing

Hideko Tamura Snider ’56 survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima before attending Wooster

Collin Hendershot '18 analyzed data from Graham Rahal's car before the race.

Wooster graduates play significant role in Indy 500

Physics majors reflect on their time at the College and how their I.S. and liberal arts education prepared them for their motorsport careers.

Megan Cooper ’95

Chemistry alumna researches genetic sequencing of COVID-19 patients

Megan Cooper ’95 leads a research laboratory that is part of the international COVID Human Genetic Effort

Elyse Zavar ’07

Geology alumna named 2020 Early-Career Research Fellow

Research by Elyse Zavar ’07 studies long-term community recovery from natural disasters

Sly Slaughter ’98

Orrville Middle School assistant principal gives back to community

Sly Slaughter ’98 extends Wooster-learned lessons to his students

Diane Gorgas ’86

Chemistry alumna fights coronavirus in Ohio and globally

Diane Gorgas ’86 draws on Wooster experience in all facets of her career

Shawn Sweeney ’06

Jane Goodall Institute’s associate VP of communications developed commitment to conservation at Wooster

Shawn Sweeney ’06 impacted by strong female mentors

Wendy Graham Settle ’00

News anchor serves as trustworthy source for her community during pandemic

Wendy Graham Settle ’00 covers both breaking news and human-interest stories for the Local News Network

Zach Rotter '14

Emergency medicine resident rises to pandemic’s challenges

Biochemistry and molecular biology research opportunities at Wooster prepared Zach Rotter ’14 for medical school

Cartoon of three elephants by Will Santino '11

Art alumnus builds career as cartoonist and illustrator

Will Santino ’11 reflects on Wooster’s creative community

Sara Artes '03

Anthropology alumna expands public knowledge of underrepresented stories

Sara Artes ’03 oversees the Smithsonian Institution’s traveling cultural and historical exhibitions

Maddi O’Neill

Reporter relies on Wooster-developed critical thinking skills

Maddi O’Neill ’16 looks forward to applying watchdog mentality as the statehouse reporter for the USA Today Network in Maryland

Dierre Taylor ’09

Africana studies major forms network through Wooster community

Dierre Taylor ’09 acts as advocate for Black students in NYC schools

Patrick Mohorcic '18

Political science alumnus recognized by ‘Crain’s Cleveland Business’

Patrick Mohorcic '18 works to help Lake County pivot strategically during pandemic

Jodi Nunnari

Jodi Nunnari ’84 a Newly Elected Member of European Molecular Biology Organization

Cell biologist and professor at UC Davis honored for her remarkable achievement in the life sciences

Michael Wilson ’05

Sociology alumnus helps Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank navigate response to increased demand

Michael Wilson ’05 makes an impact on his community as director of marketing and communications

Mary Elizabeth Walters ’12

History and political science major values undergraduate research opportunities

History professor Mary Elizabeth Walters ’12 incorporates Wooster instruction methods into her own teaching

Jonathan Huisel ’14

Business economics alumnus supports PPE supply chain for essential businesses and organizations

Jonathan Huisel ’14 takes pride in Wooster background

John Talbot ’81

Involvement in student organizations prepares alumnus for leadership role

CEO of California’s Milk Advisory Board, John Talbot ’81, supports dairy farmers through challenges of pandemic

Jean Pham '17

Psychology alumna wins award for non-invasive diagnostic technology

Experience with interdisciplinary collaboration prepares Jean Phuong Pham ’17 for master’s program

Paige Cotcamp ’82

Business economics alumnus applies critical thinking to logistics industry

Wooster education prepares Paige Cotcamp ’82 to contribute to the ‘worldwide community’

Brian Watkins '00

Middle school principal draws on lessons from Wooster

Brian Watkins ’00’s minor in education prepared him for a long career in Ohio schools

Maggie Popadiak ’05

Sociology major engages community through immersive theatre

Maggie Popadiak ’05 educates people through the arts

Kimberly McDonough ’17

Music performance major builds career as violinist and teacher

Kimberly McDonough ’17 brings people together through music

Max Lesko ‘06

Political science major learns to engage with academic and social community

Max Lesko ’06 leads National Children’s Defense Fund

Josette Beran ’95

Chief strategist for Cleveland Clinic champions Wooster experience

Josette Beran ’95 charts the health system’s strategy during the coronavirus pandemic

Kaitlyn (Evans) Jue ’10

Education alumna makes herself at home in the classroom

Kaitlyn (Evans) Jue ’10 finds her ‘Dream Job’ combining her interests

Mike Riffee and students sport Tartan masks

Alumnus extends the Wooster welcome

Mike Riffee ’80 connects with two incoming Wooster students

Sarah Jones

Biochemistry major becomes professor of nutrition

Community-oriented foundation leads Sarah Jones ’04 to a job she loves

Emily Howerton

Applying Wooster experiences to respond to the coronavirus threat

Math and philosophy alumna develops models to aid in decision making

Wayne Cornelius ’67

Immigration Policy Advocate Honored

Wayne Cornelius ’67 recognized by Latin American Studies Association for lifetime achievement

Closen virtual games

Alumna inspires families amidst pandemic

Heather (Clyde) Closen ’08 combines psychology and education interests as behavioral analyst

Zena Lapp

Zena Lapp ’14 combines scientific, social justice interests for career in bioinformatics

Biochemistry and molecular biology drew the attention of Zena Lapp ’14 because it was the perfect combination of her interests in chemical and molecular […]

Marija Cyvas ’19 Wins Award for Undergraduate Paper on Baltic Studies

Recent graduate’s Independent Study on Lithuanian-Americans receives recognition

Scot Votyko

Scott Voytko ’07 draws parallels between Wooster’s close-knit community and his professional environment

Scott Voytko ’07 received a bachelor’s degree in history with a minor in early childhood education at The College of Wooster, preparing him for […]

Field research provided inspiration, path to career in DNA research for BCMB major

A field research opportunity in Mexico the summer after his freshman year turned out to be the dawning of a rewarding journey into biochemistry […]

Jonathan Becker ’86

Theatre and dance alumnus built foundation for career in physical performance

In American pop culture today people think of masks as costumes or a disguise to hide behind. They don’t necessarily consider that it’s not […]

Betsy Marvin ’77

Music alumna trains performers to inform artistic choices

Like other music theorists, Elizabeth (Betsy) West Marvin ’77 first took an interest in music as a performer. She grew up singing in the […]

Danny Caine '08

English major commits his life to books

Poet and bookstore owner Danny Caine ’08 also advocates for small businesses

Dekila Chungyalpa ’98

Self-designed environmental studies major tackles issues at cross-section of faith and environment

Dekila Chungyalpa ’98 incorporates interests and skills she developed at Wooster into a lifelong commitment to environmentalism.

Mae Manupipatpong

Philosophy and political science alumna explored passion for environmental law

Mae Manupipatpong ’14 notes Wooster community surrounded her with the right people and opportunities

Mike Frazier ’03 crunching numbers for Super Bowl LIV-bound Kansas City Chiefs

Wooster alumnus has been Chiefs' Statistical Analysis Coordinator for seven seasons

Remington Jackson '12

Attorney puts Wooster values to practice

Remington Jackson ’12 found an option that allowed him to play sports and be involved while building the skills needed for law school

Lauren Cohen Bell

Political science alumna receives teaching award

Administrator and professor credits Wooster with first teaching experience

Rick Drushal

Alumnus and tech consultant in California keeps Wooster pride

Mathematics and computer science major credits multiple professors for helping him find his path

Erin Davison

Wooster sparks passion for research and sports for math major and soccer player

Relationships with Wooster professors continue to impact mathematics alumna

All Is Calm Production photo

Wooster trustee co-produces musical ‘All Is Calm’ to be recorded for PBS

Alumna Mary Beidler Gearen ’79 found I.S. nourished her career as a producer

Aaron Levy '16

Political Science major co-founds environmental company

Aaron Levy ’16 tailored his degree to find the intersection of environmental studies and political science

Rita Frost

Environmental studies alumna learns to focus her “interdisciplinary lens”

As advocate for social change, Rita Frost ’14 combined her majors and involvement to engage her passion

Wil Burton

Alumnus receives award for his work in addiction recovery

History major develops social conscience to advocate for underserved populations

Sarah Corney '06

English alumna finds writing skills asset in legal career

As estate planning attorney, Sarah Corney ’06 finds her Wooster experience shaped her ability to understand and build relationships with her clients

Sophie Perinot

Sophie Perinot ’86 returns to passions and skills developed at Wooster

Returning to the passions and skills developed at Wooster

Two More Fulbright Awards Go to Wooster Students, Bringing Total to Four This Year

Joe Besl ’09, Erin Tupman ’19 are Fulbright research grantees headed to Canada and Russia, respectively

Sohil Parekh

Sohil Parekh ’99 develops a method to solve problems

Like many Wooster students today, Sohil Parekh ’99 approached Independent Study with two majors and found a way to connect them in one project […]

Hayet Rida and friends

Hayet Rida ’11 fights for success

“People are scared of failure, but to me failure is my best friend. It’s one of the things I enjoy most because it allows […]

Sayantan “Sunny” Mitra

Sayantan “Sunny” Mitra ’16 seeks unlimited opportunities

"There is no limit to the opportunities you have."

Rachel Stephenson ’96 relies on “liberal arts mindset” to guide her decisions

For Rachel Stephenson ’96, there have been multiple times in her life where she’s realized she needed to look at the whole picture, to […]

Ksenia Klue ’18 builds research team

As a first-year Doctor of Physical Therapy candidate at Cleveland State University, Ksenia Klue ’18 is already reaching out to her professors, asking them […]

Divya Thadani ’99 thrives on the challenges of corporate strategy development

Divya Thadani says she gets goosebumps when asked to sum up the impact her Wooster education has had on her. She cites the critical […]

NYC Comedian & Writer Mamoudou N’Diaye ’14

A neuroscience major, a comedian, and an activist walk into a bar. What's the punchline? They're all one guy.

Andy Nicol ’07 learned to crack codes at the NSA

In the final year of his doctoral program in mathematics at The Ohio State University, Andy Nicol began sending out applications for teaching positions […]

Matea Paveskovic '18

Matea Paveskovic ’18 finds path to top Ph.D. program

Wooster research experience and mentoring open path to top Ph.D. program

Amy Johnson '01

Amy Johnson ’01 Designs beautiful solutions to three-dimensional problems

As a child, Amy Johnson was good at putting together 3-D puzzles and by the time she was in high school knew that she […]

Sarah Fenske

Sarah Fenske ’99

Breaking news and digging deep: “I’ve got the best of both worlds”

James May

James May ’16

From Green Day fan to an orchestral composer and a prestigious Mitchell Scholarship

Deval Mehta

Deval Mehta ’05 combines technical expertise with people skills to succeed

Deval Mehta is pretty sure why he landed a Presidential Management Fellowship and subsequent placement as an information technology manager with the U.S. Department […]

Andrew Bishop

Andrew Bishop ’05

A grad with a passion for conservation biology

Sarah Coffin '10

Sarah Coffin ’10

From Wooster to Fenway: A Public Historian’s Journey

Rob Johnson

Rob Johnson ’94

Major: Religious Studies Job Title: Teacher, The Breck School When Rob Johnson graduated from the Breck School in Minneapolis and headed off to college, […]

Danielle Shepherd

It takes a lot of math (and physics) to win an IndyCar championship

Danielle Shepherd was just seven years old when she attended her first IndyCar race with her family.

Duncan Jones

Duncan Jones ’95

A talent for creating imaginary worlds, and asking big questions

archaeology trio

Major Discovery of Royal Tomb Has Strong Wooster Ties

“Burial 80” found at site where professor Olivia Navarro-Farr leads a U.S.-Guatemalan archaeological project


Groundbreaking Research Places Wooster Grad in Neuroscience Spotlight

Steven Frankland publishes study about how the brain distinguishes between different sentence structures