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Humanities Alumni- Where Are They Now

Where Are They Now: Alumni

The humanities provide you with a well-rounded education in which to grow personally and professionally, and will prepare you for graduate school, seminary school and a wide variety of careers.

Our students have landed jobs at:



by Michael Minite | 15 Jan, 2015

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Others have gone on to graduate school at:



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Learn more about our alumni by their program & department:


Jacqln Schott

Jacqlyn Schott

English and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies '13

It was really all about what can Otterbein do for you rather than what you can do for Otterbein. I really loved Otterbein’s focus on students, what they can bring, and what Otterbein can do to get them here, to make sure their experience is a wonderful experience.

Sarah Martindale

Sarah Martindale

English (with a Religion Minor) '08

Master's of Divinity Candidate at Duke University
Pastoral Intern at Duke Memorial United Methodist Church

Otterbein helped me know how to be with people who are different than I am. The religion courses helped me see how others live, think, and believe. I learned that the difference between cultures is not an issue of who's right and who's wrong. We're simply different. We're diverse. If anything, Otterbein didn't teach me how to educate people; it taught me how to be a student of people. That's what I want my life to be about.
Sarah is the recipient of a 2012 Otterbein Young Alumni Global and Intercultural Engagement Award.

/ More English Alumni

History & Political Science

Kris Vigneron

History and Philosophy '05

Associate Dean of General Studies at ITT Technical Institute
"The aspect I found most helpful was the cordiality and approachability of the faculty. I did not recognize how novel it was at the time because it was all I knew, but since I left Otterbein I have met a good many college professors and post-grads, specifically in philosophy, who seem to not have much respect or time for the student. I am certain that a good 90 percent of my success as a professor is because I'm pretty much just trying to do exactly what (my professors at Otterbein) did."

Amanda Knapp

English and Philosophy '05

Library Consultant at the State Library of Ohio
"Probably the most applicable skill I received from my philosophy studies was logic. Now that I work in the state government, I use logic in various capacities including logic models for program evaluation."

Modern Languages & Cultures

Cara Hagan

Global Studies and Spanish Double Major '13

Cara Hagan is a graduate assistant in the Center for Social Impact Learning at the Monterey Institute of International Study in California, where she is earning her Master of Business Administration in International Studies.

Lauren Wargelin

Spanish and Psychology Double Major '12

Lauren Wargelin is a research study coordinator at The Ohio State University's Nisonger Center.

Religion & Philosophy

Nick Kiger

Nick Kiger

BA Religion '06

Donor Relations Director at The Salvation Army
"Otterbein prepared me to thrive in a diverse, multi-religious environment...Otterbein taught me to think about everything critically, including my own faith. The department taught me the historical study of religion that has led to a life-long passion."

Christopher Henderson-Johns

BA Religion, Speech Communication Minor '07

Pastor at Mt. Moriah UMC
"I am a better person because of the broadened worldview I received through (my) coursework. I think more critically and am much more respectful of diversity."

/ More Religion & Philosophy Alumni

Spotlight On...

Retired Military Man Turns Novelist

Ken Jewitt

Ken Jewett '76 keeps history alive through his series of novels, using his own family as characters living through the Revolutionary War.