Contact: Allison Benner, College Relations Associate - Media, 610-740-3790


Alumnae will Share Experiences with Students Interested in Majoring in English

Allentown, PA (October 28, 2004) - Cedar Crest College welcomes a panel of six alumnae who will discuss the many opportunities that an English degree can offer as preparation for a career and for life. Current junior and senior women of area high schools who may be interested in pursuing a degree in English are invited to attend the event that will take place on Thursday, November 11th, from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. in the Harmon Hall of Peace at Cedar Crest College.

The evening will include a panel discussion during which the six alumnae will share their personal experiences of how they moved from college to career. It will also offer attendees the chance to speak informally with the Cedar Crest grads and others about making the most of their education and, in particular, how an English degree can contribute.

The English faculty and Career Planning office will also have materials available that discuss a range of career options for graduates in English or related majors, as well as advice about combining an English major with another academic major or minor to provide specific career preparation.

The alumnae panel will consist of:

Susan Jope Busch '93 - Managing Editor, Vertical Screen, Inc.
Kimberly Chaney '91 - Senior Communications Specialist, Air Products and Chemicals
Meredith (Clark) Michner '95 - People Services Generalist
Molly O'Brien '96 - Assistant Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Bucknell University
Sandy Cowan Reber '73 - Archives and Research Assistant, Longwood Gardens
Maggie Spilner '74 - President and founder, Walk For All Seasons, LLC and author of three books about walking

All those who wish to attend the event must RSVP to Lydia Orban at 610-606-4607. Refreshments will be served.

The event is sponsored by the Humanities Department, the Provost's Office and the Preterite Club at Cedar Crest College.



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