English Department Alumni

Our majors have gone on to careers in law, business, government, teaching, higher education administration, writing, editing, publishing, library science, and communication. Recent alumni include:

  • Mark Bowers, ’01, Manager of Digital Research and Analytics, ESPN
  • Adam Leszyk ‘02,Vice President - Investment Officer and Financial Planning Officer, Canandaigua National Bank and Trust
  • Michelle Girardi, ’04, Producer and two-time Emmy award winner, NFL Films
  • Catherine Agar ’07, Director of Writing Center, Keuka Community College
  • Ali Palmieri ’08, Research Associate, The Grants Office
  • Mike Daum ’08, Associate Attorney, Blitman & King
  • Jesse Sleezer 09, Community Relations Coordinator, Monroe County
  • Emily Housecamp ’09, Assistant Director, Career Development Center, Nazareth College
  • Iaen Nylund ’10, Learning and Resource Coordinator, Office of International Affairs, Oregon Health and Science University
  • Justin Mawhir ’10, Operations Support Specialist, iCardiac Technologies, Inc
  • Kourtney Blackburn ’11, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Rochester Regional Library Council
  • Tricia Potocki ’11, Manager of Advancement, Jewish Senior Life Foundation
  • AnneMarie Maurer ’12, Administrative Assistant, Next Step Magazine
  • Chelsea Puntillo ’12, Technical Writer, Far Medical Innovations
  • Liz Gorney ’13, Marketing Assistant, Oxford University Press
  • Marissa Petta 13, Special Ed. Teacher, Albany Leadership Charter high school for girls
Liz Gorney

Liz Gorney '13

Marketing Assistant at Oxford University Press

Since working at OUP, “I've already gotten to make flyers advertising our books, edit copy for our website, and attend a conference to meet one of our authors and sell copies of his book. I learn so many new things about the industry every day and love every moment of it.”

“I will always rave about the English department and remember how much it meant (and still means) to me. I couldn't be where I am today without the entire department's guidance and passion for this subject.”


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