Our Graduates

The Mercyhurst University English department prepares students to be successful in graduate programs at high-caliber universities. Recent English graduates have secured rewarding employment in many fields, including publishing, editing, technical and professional writing, television, newspapers, libraries, high school teaching and college teaching. Our alumni have recently finished graduate programs at Georgetown, Boston College, Carnegie Mellon, Northwestern, and the University of Colorado at Boulder among others. Here's a sampling of where recent Mercyhurst University English graduates are studying now:

Zoey Alderman-Tuttle College of William and Mary American Studies
Melisa Kirwin University of Pittsburgh International Affairs
Nick Rex Rutgers University Jazz History
Eric Dellio Penn State University Law
Emily Mosco Penn State University Law
Lindy Joe Smart Mercyhurst University MA Applied Intelligence
Erin Lewis Central Michigan University MA Creative Writing
Sarah Arnold Canisius College MA English
Joe Dipasqua Carnegie Mellon University MA English
Chrissy Mitalic John Carroll University MA English
Jamie Mahoney Marymount MA English
Katie Rissetto Long Island U./Northwestern U. MA in Library Science/M.A. English
Al Jones Quinnipiac University MA English
Joe Weidenboerner St. Bonaventure MA English
Patrick Thomas Kent State University MA English and PhD Rhetoric and Composition
Bethany Shaffer University of Texas at Arlington MA English and PhD Young Adult Lit.
John Ladd Georgetown U./Washington U. St. Louis MA English 
Sr. Juliet Nakayiza Alverno College MA English Education
Vincent Auditori Univeristy of Pittsburgh MA English Literature
Jason Sepac Boston College MA English Literature
Lakyn Bianco Indiana Univeristy of Pennsylvania MA English Literature
Hannah Alberstadt Gannon University MA English, Suffolk University-Law
Brady Hunter Northwestern University MA Journalism
Emily Whitaker Edinboro University MA Media Studies
Ger Power Boston College MA Philosophy
Richard Sadlier Duquesne University MA Rhetoric
Chelsea Boothe (Hicks) Catholic University of America MA Social Work
Ryan Noles Cleveland State University MA Urban Planning and Design
Sarah Dowden ( Andrews) Emerson College MA Writing and Publishing
Ray Horton Case Wetern Reserve MA/PhD English Literature
Kyle King Penn State University MA/PhD English Literature
Dave Suscheck Gannon University MA English
Elizabeth Geist Fordham University MA English


2013 Lumen unveiling

2013 Lumen unveiling

Student actors honored for work in Eurydice