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Charlie Harcourt '12
Teach for America, Mississippi Delta

Ryan Horvath '10
MA in Museum Studies, accepted at NYU, George Washington University, & University of Washington, Seattle

Joyce Phelps '08
"As an archivist for the Maryland State Archives, I train public officials as well as the general public in how to use the archives and land records.  I also appraise records and scan them into our online database and I assist state agencies with record transfers into the archives. Green Mountain College gave me the chance to explore my career path as an archivist during the history seminar course. Through the research I was doing at local archives, I realized that the understanding and preserving of historical records as well as providing public access to the records fit my general interest in history.  During my senior year I was able to secure two internships: one at a local museum and archive and the other in the GMC campus archive.  Both experiences gave me the background and experience I needed to find a job at the Maryland State Archives."

Mike Crimmin '06
"I have been working at The Grove School in Madison, Connecticut for the past two years. The Grove School is a year-round therapeutic boarding school for students ages 11-20 with social and emotional disorders. I work in the residential program supervising and counseling 10th and 11th grade boys. I am the head of the ski program and run the outdoor/adventure activities throughout the week. On top of that, I also work with the post graduate students coaching them on life skills while they attend a community college. Students who come to Grove school do not get here by accident; they are all here for a reason. Being a history major taught me to be able to research their background information to get a full understanding of why they are at the Grove School and to be able to help them along with their treatment."

Patrick McKamy '06
"As a graduate of Green Mountain, I knew I wanted to serve others in a way that would make my alma mater proud. As such, I currently hold a position at a university where I coordinate events for student activities as well as supervise the university’s outdoor program. In my position, I help to coordinate advertising, student activities website management, work-study students, publications for the office, outdoor leadership, programs and special events, and of course everyone’s favorite catch-phrase, ‘other duties assigned.’

Perhaps the best testament to my undergraduate education in history would be both people skills and the ability to “find” information. One of my big focuses, and a reason why I was recommended for the honors thesis, was my research ability. These skills, which Professor Tom Williams was instrumental in providing guidance, allow me to find information and ideas from websites and print documents alike. In addition, for my current masters degree, I am preparing for an independent research course that I am hoping will lead to publication.

I feel that my history degree has prepared me for life-long learning and success. My professional demeanor and ethics that I learned at Green Mountain, have instilled in me a need for more information. For me, that means always in a classroom learning, always teaching others new skills, and continuing to nurture the thirst for knowledge. I am proud of my education at Green Mountain, and have found the knowledge instrumental in my chosen profession."

Matt Wiehl '04
"I am currently teaching civics and economics at Independence High School in Charlotte, North Carolina. The education that I received at GMC plays an important role in reaching students of all academic levels. I was able to obtain a vast amount of knowledge through the rigor and information that the professors at GMC provided for each course. The education that I received also allows me to answer many student questions, with great detail. This facilitates in the acquisition of knowledge for the students, allowing them to master the curriculum and retain knowledge for the EOC."

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