In a recent article, Edward J. Ray, president of Oregon State University, cites a survey by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, in which 93 percent of employers said that, “a demonstrated capacity to think critically, communicate clearly, and solve complex problems is more important than [a candidate’s] undergraduate major,” which, he said, “clearly underscore the importance of the liberal arts.”
Our alumni are reaping the benefits of a liberal arts education as they pursue their callings in a myriad of fields.
James and Anna Esmond (class of 2014)
The Esmonds spent 2015 – 2016 in Jackson, WY where Anna taught at Timber Ridge Academy and James worked as a Personal Banker at US Bank. In the summer of 2016, they moved to Spokane, WA to be near family. James works as a Personal Banker and is currently pursuing Mortgage Loan Processing within the company. Anna teaches Literature, Latin, Greek, and History at Spokane Classical School. They have settled into a sweet church community and are so thankful for the opportunities they have had over the past three years.
Holden Sukut (class of 2015)
Holden is teaching upper school humanities at Whitefish Christian Academy, a classical Christian school in Whitefish, Montana. After graduating, Holden married his wife Jenny and started teaching at Agathos Classical School, in Columbia, Tennessee, where Holden had student taught while completing his degree at New College. After three years there, Holden had the opportunity to move back to his home state of Montana to teach at Whitefish Christian Academy and help develop the upper school there. Holden and Jenny have a son, Clive, and another baby on the way.
Nate McCoy (class of 2015)
Nate recently received his AEMT (Advanced Emergency Medical Technician) license and is currently employed at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee as an AEMT ground crew member in the Life Flight division. Before starting his AEMT training, Nate was a project manager at Alcott Marketing Science. Nate did his Practicum internship with Alcott Marketing Science (then Alcott Whitney Marketing), and upon graduation was offered the full-time project manager position. After a couple of years in the marketing world, Nate decided to pursue his current vocation.
Lindsay Oliver (class of 2014)
Lindsay has been living and working in Prague, Republic for the past two years teaching English, leading Czech history tours, proofreading English translations, and working as a photographer. She travels regularly in Europe, expanding her travel photography portfolio, and is learning Czech and Spanish.