College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Winter 2012 Graduates Future Plans


First last Plans Major(s)
Adam Abrams I will be attending Pharmacy school at Wayne State University  
Amy Akers My plan is to find a job in a local newsroom, but that hunt is continuing. I have taken my GRE and plan to go to graduate school next fall (2013). Anthropology and Broadcast News
Nathaniel Andrews I will be continuing on with a Master's of Music at Boston University. Music
Lillian Asiala I was accepted to the Masters program in Cognitive and Instructional Psychology at Northern Illinois University, with the idea of going straight on to a Ph.D. Psychology
Jeremy Babila Next year I will be attending graduate school at Michigan State University for its Professional Science Masters in Industrial Mathematics.  Mathematics; minors in Statistics and Engineering
Patricia Bogard I will be taking a year off of school to start my own business and boutique. During this time, I will be studying to take the LSAT in hopes of going to law school. Advertising
Ashley Botham I will be entering Grad School in Sports Administration in the Fall at Belmont University! Exercise Science, Minor- Psychology
Sherry Bouwman I plan on continuing my employment in the News & Information Services office at Grand Valley State University, Behavioral Sciences w/Sociology emphasis
Anthony  Bouza This August I will begin attending the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry as a member of the Class of 2016. Biomedical Sciences
Jaimie Brandon graduate school Statistics
Alex Brenner I will be attending Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine in Grand Rapids and continue my journey in becoming a surgeon.  
Mark Brostman I will be attending Grand Valley's Doctorate of Physical Therapy program in the fall.  
Austin Brunner I got a job at WILX Channel 10 in Lansing the day before Graduation  
Kimberly Bryce I will be attending Oakland University's Doctor of Physical Therapy Program this fall.  Clinical Exercise Science 
Claire Chardon I will be attending graduate school at Bowling Green State University with a full tuition assistantship. Vocal Performance
Aaron Clark I will be attending the Biostatistics Graduate program at GVSU in the fall. I'll work as a student research assistant at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy @ GVSU for the summer. Statistics
Natalie Cleary I was accepted into Teach for America and will be teaching secondary English in Atlanta for the next two years. Political Science 
Kathryn Collins I will be attending Grand Valley's Occupational Therapy program in the fall. Psychology Major, Applied Statistics Minor
Elizabeth Cowan I have also been a part of the prestigious Ronald E. McNair and MAS4 scholar programs at GVSU. I will be continuing on with graduate studies at GVSU to earn a Master's degree in Biotechnology starting this fall, and eventually pursuing a Ph.D. in Genetics in order to obtain a research and teaching position at the university level. Biology; Philosophy minor
Elizabeth Cullen I will be pursuing a master's of music in saxophone performance at Central Michigan University next year.   Music Education
Alexandra Dailey After graduation I will be moving to Texas with my boyfriend. I plan to find a job that will support me while I continue to write fiction and nonfiction in hopes of one day being published. Creative Writing Minor: Art History
Stephanie Dayton I will be looking for a job as an Exercise Specialist and planning to find a job in Cardiac Rehab.  Clinical Exercise Science 
Sarah Debol I will be taking a short break before moving to Colorado to find a job there.  Photography and Business Administration
Kelley Deering I will be a graduate assistant at Wingate University, North Carolina in Fall 2012 (in Sports Administration). Clinical Exercise Science
Michelle Donald I will be returning to Grand Valley State University in the Fall of 2012 to pursue a Master's in Biostatistics. Statistics Major and a Math Minor
Kelli Dykstra I am currently finishing up my final semester doing student teaching in Costa Rica.  I plan to apply for a job here as well as in the States. Spanish and English Language Arts and a minor in Elementary Education Distributed
Lauren Engel In August, I'll start graduate school at UofM-Flint to get my Doctorate of Physical Therapy.  Exercise Science
Spencer Engler I will be working for the National Park Service this summer the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake shore as a Biological Technician Intern.    Natural Resources Management
Deyanira Farber I have been accepted into the Professional Science Master's program in Biotechnology here at GVSU and will be returning in the fall to continue my graduate studies.  Biology; minor in Business
Erica  Fedewa I will be attending Grand Valley State University Physician Assistant program in the fall.   
Micah Garcia Next year I will be attending the University of Kentucky in Lexington to work on a masters degree in biomechanics  
Jacqueline Gerhardy New Job: May 19th at Camp Ozark as a videographer Film/Video with an emphasis in Animation
Briana Gohlke I will be taking a year off to teach English in Spain.  
Allison Golan I will be interning at BCBS of Michigan in Detroit and then moving to Los Angeles in August to begin working at a wholesale brokerage company marketing high risk insurance. Ad/PR 
Kristen Goodwin After graduation, I will be entering the West Michigan work force at my current place of employment. I will be moving from an internship to full time employment at Member Advantage Mortgage in Ada.  Classics and History
Kristina Green I will be working full-time this summer at Quicken Loans in downtown Detroit as a social media intern. Advertising and Public Relations
Kendra Hilton I will be going to graduate school at the University of North Florida to obtain a Masters of Public Admin with a concentration in Non-Profit organization. English Lang & Lit
Rachel Jank I will  be moving to the Benton Harbor area and looking for a job there. Group Social Studies for Secondary Education with a minor in math
Kate Kautzky After I graduate I will be attending graduate school at the University of Virginia to obtain a M.Ed in Kinesiology with a specialization in athletic training. While I am studying at the University of Virginia I will complete a graduate assistantship at the Virginia Military Institute, working with their athletic training program.  Athletic Training
Elizabeth Kingston I plan on continuing my work as a paralegal with Stenger & Stenger P.C., a debt collection firm, and entering law school in Fall 2013. History and Legal Studies 
Naila Kovacevic I will be entering the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University in the Fall of 2012 with hopes of becoming a family physician. Biology (pre-medical emphasis) and my minor is Spanish Language
Emily Larson I will attend the Psychology program at the University of Pennsylvania. Psychology
Patrick Lawrenece I will be starting graduate school in August in the GVSU Class of 2015 Doctorate of Physical Therapy program. Clinical Exercise Science Major with Minors in Writing and Psychology
Amber Lee I came to Texas State University in San Marcos for an internship to work with their Human Health & Performance Department with their Total Wellness program.  They hired me on as the Head Personal Trainer and a Group Fitness Instructor.  I plan on continuing my job with them while I also work as a Graduate Assistant for the University while I obtain my Masters Degree.  I also work at 360 Personal Fitness in New Braunfels, Texas as a Group Fitness Instructor.  I definitely miss Grand Valley but I give it many thanks for preparing me to share my knowledge and allow me to educate and help others so far from home!
Clinical Exercise Science
Hilary Lenzo I will be entering a new job. I am currently searching across the country for a teaching job. Earth science major with a math minor, for secondary education
Jennifer Liszewski I will be going on a medical mission trip to Belize before continuing my current job as a Resident Aid at a Retirement Community.  After a year I will be applying to Physician Assistant school. Biomedical Sciences; Chemistry Minor
Megan  Malone I will be attending New York University beginning in September 2012 to earn a MA in Graphic Communications Management and Technology. Advertising and Public Relations with an emphasis in advertising
Nathan Marculis I have accepted a Teaching Assistantship position at Worcester Polytechnic Institute where I will pursue my Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences. Honors student majoring in Mathematics with a minor in Statistics
Matt Mead I will be heading to Queretaro, Mexico in August. I will be teaching Social Studies at Instituto Thomas Jefferson, a private school. I have also applied for GVSU's Online Educational Technology Masters Program. Social Studies for Secondary Education
Alexis Micoff I will be taking a break this summer before job hunting.  Communication Studies
Emily Miller Thanks for the last 4 years, CLAS! I will be moving to Chicago, Illinois for a two year Americorps position with the Schuler Foundation. The Foundation works with underprivileged high school students and prepares them for college with academic tutoring, help with financial aid, emotional support, and general guidance. From there I hope to continue working in the non-profit sector related to education. Political Science 
Michael Morey I'll be working a lot after graduation. I'll be returning to WGVU for at least one year,  Broadcasting; Theatre minor
Eric  Nodge I have accepted a 2-year position with Teach For America. I will be part of a charter corp team extending the program to Southern New Mexico. political science 
Kristina Pepelko I am taking a year or two off before pursuing a graduate education. Starting in the fall of 2012, I will be teaching English at Ulix Foreign Language School in Rovinj, Croatia for a year. Writing and English
Erin Quetell Following graduation I will be waiting to hear back about a possible position there.  I am moving back to Rochester, MI where I intend on taking a year off from school, saving up some money, and potentially apply to the MA Counseling Program at Oakland University.  I am graduating from GVSU with a Bachelors of Science in Biology.   Biology
Kelsey Schultz After graduating, I will be entering the workforce at Amway's corporate offices in Ada, MI. I will be joining their internal public relations team to assists with PR efforts for Amway North America.  Public Relations
Jessica Stark I am currently attending Cooley Law school, pursuing a future in either environmental or patent law (or both).  Physics
Hannah Stewart In August 2012, I will return to GVSU to attend the Occupational Therapy graduate program. Until then, I will return home to get a job so I can earn money for grad school and I will definitely enjoy my summer vacation! Go Lakers! Psychology
Brett Stosick After graduation, I plan to work in Grand Rapids for a couple years before entering the Peace Corps. Exercise Science
Amber Stout After graduation, I will be working full-time as a Marketing & Development Assistant for the Grand Rapids Ballet Company.  Art & Design major with an emphasis in Graphic Design and a minor in Nonprofit Administration
Zac Tighe I am currently job hunting. Chinese Studies; East Asian Studies (Japanese emphasis) and Philosophy minors
Matthew Veneklase I will be entering the MA program in Philosophy at Kent State University this fall 2012. Philosophy and Liberal Studies
Laura Wanamaker After graduation, I will be returning to my hometown in Lansing to find a job to raise money for graduate school for museum studies. Most likely that will be out of state, but I love adventure History with a minor in Anthropology
Danielle White I will be going to WMU for grad school in Psychology starting in the fall after I study abroad (to South Africa) in the spring for 6 weeks.  Psychology and WGS
Rachel Wion I will be entering the work force by working at a health insurance company.  Within the next two years of gaining work experience I will continue my education by obtaining a Masters in Health Administration.  Health Communications
Christina Wise After graduation, I am moving to Florida to be a part of the Disney College Program for the last term I am eligible. It is a paid internship, and I am hoping to use my time there to network and locate a full-time position with Disney or one of its affiliates.  Advertising and Public Relations 
Felicia Woods I will be continuing my education at GVSU in the OT program.  I also intend to continue working as a Resident Care Aide at Clark on Keller Lake. Psychology
Jody Wycech Next fall I will be attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison for a PhD in geochemistry to study climate change. environmental chemistry major with a double minor in business and geology
Raymond  Yeow Attending Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine (M.D.) In The Fall of 2012 Cell & Molecular Biology and Biomedical Science; Chemistry minor
Hillery York I will be moving to Washington D.C. to attend graduate school at The George Washington University for my Masters in Museum Studies I will also be interning this summer at the Smithsonian American History Museum.  History; minor in Archaeology
Kristen Zernick I will be pursuing a master's degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs at Florida State University. I've also accepted a position as the Graduate Assistant for Intercultural Programming in the Center for Global Engagement. After graduate school, I am hoping to move abroad and begin a career in international education. International Relations Minor: Latin American Studies


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