Alumni Awards, Publications, and Distinctions


  • Sophia Wellons’s (’13) article “The Devil in the Boardroom: Corporate Psychopaths and Their Impact on Business” has been referenced in a Psychology Today blog post. She has twice been asked to speak about this oft-referenced work on international radio, too.
  • Ariel Setniker’s article “The Complement of Fermat Curves in the Plane” appeared in the journal Involve: A Journal of Mathematics. Her article derived from research she completed at the University of Wisconsin in 2012.
  • Paige O’Rourke (’12) completed a masters in publishing degree at Portland State University and now works for as an Executive Assistant for Portland Literary Arts.
  • Wendy Bryant (’12) has been awarded a Fulbright to teach English in Cantabria, Spain, through June 2013. She’ll also be helping to lead “Global Classrooms,” an educational model similar to Model United Nations.
  • Justin Karr (’11) revised a portion of his thesis on omega-3 fatty acids and cognition into a review article accepted by the journal Nutritional Neuroscience. He also received grant funding while at WOU to conduct a follow-up study to his thesis with a manuscript currently in preparation. Justin is currently in graduate school at the University of Victoria in British Columbia studying Clinical Neuropsychology.
  • Tasha Burlison-Trump (’10) published a revised version of her thesis on breast cancer advocacy internships in the Journal of Cancer Education.
  • Allison Glasscock (’10) completed her master’s degree in philosophy at the University of Toronto and in fall 2012 she entered the doctoral joint-program in classics and philosophy at Yale.
  • Ashley Keller (’09) served a two year appointment in Sierra Leone, Africa, with the Peace Corps, where she taught English to middle and high school students.
  • Lauren Zegers (’09) went to Washington D.C. as an advocate in the Emerging Leaders Program of the National Breast Cancer Coalition. She then completed a masters degree in nursing at Johns Hopkins University.
  • Rebecca Chadd (’09) received a Fulbright to teach in Madrid, Spain, and also represented the Fulbright program for the Global Model U.N. conference in New York.
  • Dustin Byers (’09) received a Fulbright to study in Austria
  • Samantha Hafner (’08) completed her master’s degree in medieval studies at the University of Exeter in England and now teaches in the English department at WOU.
  • Mariko Walsh (’07) recently published an article titled “Inspiring Global Citizens in Rural Oregon” in volume IV, issue 2 (2011) of Global Literature and Content Area Literacy.


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