Harding Magazine Spring 2010

End Note

‘What’s Next?’

Compiled by Jennifer Hannigan

graduateCollege is full of questions: Which way to the cafeteria? Should this paper be written in MLA or APA style? Is this for a grade? However, it usually isn’t until the end of the student’s four (or five) years that the most difficult question is posed: What’s next? As the University says farewell and good luck to 465 graduating seniors, we find out what some of their plans are once the tassel is turned.

“I’m interning with Disney’s Imagineering Department that will combine with my grad school studies. I get course credit for the internship in addition to experience.”
— J.T. Hill; Berthoud, Colo.; General Studies

“Going to grad school at University of Memphis.”
­— Rachel Denzin; Memphis, Tenn.; Public Relations

“I will be working for Wal-Mart in their accounting and finance development program.”
— Austin Grieb; Carrollton, Texas; Accounting

“I’m getting married in June and then moving somewhere; we just don’t know where yet.”
— Marisa Smith; Searcy, Ark.; English

“I am spending a year in Mozambique, then going to physician assistant school.”
— Rachelle Martindale; Valley View, Texas; Biology

“I am attending University of Memphis for a master’s degree in biomedical engineering.”
— Matt Goodhart; Thurmont, Md.; Mechanical Engineering

“I will be working as a public relations intern at Ichthus Ministries where I’ll work the press tent at their music festival in Wilmore, Ky.”
— Jennifer Gibson; Waco, Ky.; Public Relations

“Elementary school counselor.”
— Lori Wilson; DeWitt, Ark.; Counseling

“I am applying to grad school for occupational therapy and physical therapy assistantship and enlisting in the National Guard.”
— Charity Jacobs; Lancaster, Ohio; Exercise Science

“I will be a Medical Intensive Care Unit nurse at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.”
— Leigh Counts; Conway, Ark.; Nursing

“I am attending Harding’s Marriage and Family Therapy grad program.”
— Christine Kennedy; Ocala, Fla.; Youth and Family Ministry

“Going on two mission trips for the summer — one to Bangkok, Thailand, and the other to Oaxaca, Mexico. Then I’m going to Air Force Leadership School for 90 days.”
— Crystal Jones; Ash Flat, Ark.; Missions

“Graduate school for international affairs.”
— Neely Hewes; Lubbock, Texas; International Studies

“Getting a job for a year and then applying to pharmacy school for the next year.”
— Rebecca Hedden; Belpre, Ohio; Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

“I plan to return to Harding to work on my M.A.T. degree (Master of Arts in Teaching).”
— Christopher Reynolds; Commerce, Texas; Social Science

“I want to go back to Michigan and hopefully work with children. I want to teach Spanish as well.”
— Lucinda Kitchin; Port Huron, Mich.; Spanish

“I’m moving to Indianapolis and working as a part-time children’s minister.”
— Josh Monroe; Sussex, Wis.; Oral Communications

“Attending University of Kansas School of Medicine.”
— Matthew Leroy; Hutchinson, Kansas; Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

“Working in the emergency room at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro.”
— Tessa Markum; Manchester, Tenn.; Nursing

“I plan to be a high school or elementary school choir director.”
— Anthony Lytle; Cairo, Neb.; Vocal Music Education


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