A student in the professional writing club prepares a story about alumna Emily Wiginton.Our alumni have gone on to work in all kinds of different fields. They are pediatricians, transit engineers, video game designers, publicists, technical writers, corporate executives, teachers, lawyers, speech pathologists, stock brokers, university administrators, military officers, non-profit directors, and ministers. And in these and many other fields, they have distinguished themselves by their critical thinking, commitment, and creativity.

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  • Luke Richey
  • Beth Shelburne
  • Rebekah Kummer
  • Amy Roberts
  • Jay Haywood
  • Ashley Jones
  • Jason Aaron
  • DeJordique Pearson
  • Luke Richey

    Alumni Spotlight

    Luke Richey

    Luke Richey is a Copywriter and Content Strategist at McNutt & Partners, LLC, a local ad agency, where he drafts copy for multiple clients on a myriad of social media platforms. Read more about Luke.

  • Beth Shelburne

    Alumni Spotlight

    Beth Shelburne

    Journalist and writer Beth Shelburne has been named one of 10 PEN America 2018 Writing for Justice fellows. Read more about Beth.

  • Rebekah Kummer

    Alumni Spotlight

    Rebekah Kummer

    One month after graduation, Rebekah Kummer landed a job as a Technical Writer/Editor II at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville. Read more about Rebekah.

  • Amy Roberts

    Alumni Spotlight

    Amy Roberts

    Amy is the Communications Coordinator at Growing Kings, a non-profit providing school-based, group mentoring programs for at-risk males in Birmingham City Schools. Read more about Amy.

  • Jay Haywood

    Alumni Spotlight

    Jay Haywood

    Jay is a Product Support Representative at Fidelity National Information Services. Read more about Jay.

  • Ashley Jones

    Alumni Spotlight

    Ashley Jones

    Ashley is a poet who focuses on identity, history, civil rights, and gender. Read more about Ashley.

  • Jason Aaron

    Alumni Spotlight

    Jason Aaron

    Jason writes for Marvel Comics on titles like Thor and The Avengers. Read more about Jason.

  • DeJordique Pearson

    Alumni Spotlight

    DeJordique Pearson

    DeJordique Pearson never planned to be an English teacher in Vietnam, but he quickly fell in love with his "backup country." Read more about DeJordique.