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  • Madeline Carrola '19

    Finding Home(s)

    For sociology and feminist studies double major Madeline Carrola ’19, the Southwestern Experience has informed her roles at organizations supporting individuals experiencing homelessness.

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  • Madeline Carrola '19
    Finding Home(s)

    For sociology and feminist studies double major Madeline Carrola ’19, the Southwestern Experience has informed her roles at organizations supporting individuals experiencing homelessness.

  • An Algerian flag flies over a crowd in Paris. Criezis says she was "obsessed with" the Algerian war for independence while studying abroad in France and for her capstone projects at Southwestern.
    Countering Terrorism through Research

    Meili Criezis ’17 publishes scholarship about extremist rhetoric, terrorist propaganda, and political violence.

  • “I would not be able to do any of this without the tremendous love and support of my wife, Kristin Santiago,” says Dominguez. “She is the greatest joy of my life and has taught me so much about living. I am eternally grateful to her and our fur son, a Chiweenie named Noodle.”
    The Wheel’s Still in Spin

    First-generation college student and English major Delilah Dylan Dominguez ’09 has three graduate degrees to her name and is now a practicing physician assistant.

  • Sarah Friday ’20 and Lord Chair and Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science Fumiko Futamura in SCOPE 2019
    Generating Art

    Sarah Friday ’20 has published original research on art generated by artificial intelligence while double majoring in the seemingly disparate fields of art and computer science.

  • Claire Harding ’20
    Solving Earth’s Problems from Space

    German and physics double major Claire Harding ’20 interned with NASA and will be teaching English in Germany as a Fulbright English teaching assistant.

  • Shaping the Future, by Norma Clark ’97
    Shaping the Future

    A new painting by Norma Clark ’97, P’00, specially commissioned by Southwestern University, is now on display in the Commons.

  • Katherine Tanner ’13 and Bradley Ottmers
    Think Globally; Act Locally

    International studies and political science major Katherine Tanner ’13 helps nourish a community as “the heart” of Hat & Heart Farm.

  • Strength in Diversity
    Finding Strength in Diversity during Times of Adversity

    SU alumni gather to discuss their experiences as individuals of color following their graduation.

  • Courtney King ’20
    A Future CEO

    With her sights set on running her own business one day, Courtney King ’20 shares that making the world a better place is at the heart of all her endeavors.

  • Social sustainability on university campuses
    Southwestern University Nominated for a 2020 AASHE Sustainability Award

    Selected from more than 400 applicants, SU is a finalist for the award based on its published research regarding the sustainability of higher-education institutions.

  • Mike May ’20
    With Energy to Spare

    Recent physics graduate Mike May ’20 demonstrates how taking risks by learning outside your major is crucial to becoming a leader in innovation.

  • Southwestern University
    Life after Southwestern

    Three Southwestern alumni divulge the details of their lives postgraduation.

  • CAS Fundraiser
    Painting in an Unknown Landscape: Kelsey Baker ’16

    Studio art alumna Kelsey Baker ’16 fills us in on what it’s like to finish her graduate degree during a pandemic and how she is creating art in a socially distanced world.

  • Christi Rodriguez Cottrell ’98
    A Lawyer’s Appeal for Theatre

    Christi Rodriguez Cottrell ’98 shares how her background in theatre has become an asset for her career in law.

  • Meredith Murphy ’16
    Training for a Thoughtful Future

    History and political science double major Meredith Murphy ’16 reflects on the many benefits of a liberal-arts education.

  • “We landed in Asunción, which is obviously a major metropolitan area, being the capital, and we were immediately taken outside that and put in our communities. So right away, you’re fully immersed. There’s no transitional time.”
    Chasing Curiosities

    For Zack Nesbit ’13, a life worth living means always learning and never compromising one’s passions.

  • Carlos Barron ‘10 with his sculpture at his senior art exhibition.
    Bringing a Decade into Focus: Carlos Barrón ’10

    Ten years after graduation, this alumnus and primary photographer for Southwestern events looks back on how his education framed his vision for a successful artistic career.

  • Rachel Hancock ’14
    Painting for a Cause

    Southwestern alumna Rachel Hancock ’14 uses her abilities to help a community she loves.

  • Amanda McMillian ’95
    Southwestern Alumna Appointed President and CEO of the United Way of Greater Houston

    Current Board of Trustee Amanda McMillian ’95 has most recently served as chair of SU’s  Presidential Search Advisory Committee.

  • Shifting Narratives
    Shifting Narratives

    Southwestern’s English faculty help majors tout career skills

  • Rabati, the recently renovated castle that was in Ellermann's permanent site city of Akhaltsikhe.
    Happy Accidents

    Serendipity led Kristin Ellermann ’10 to major in Latin American studies, study abroad, join the Peace Corps, and become an educator.

  • Hollywood Sign
    Writing Dreams into Reality

    Television and film writer Samantha Montgomery McIntyre ’97 looks back at how SU shaped her vision for a creative career, and how chasing dreams in LA led to creating her debut feature film, Unicorn Store.

  • Ben and Michael Patterson ’17
    “The Best of Both Worlds”

    For student–athletes Ben Patterson ’17 and Michael Patterson ’17, the Southwestern Experience included a foray into entrepreneurship.

  • Julia Byrom Whatley ’44
    A Life Well Lived

    Julia Byrom Whatley ’44 reflects on Southwestern in the World War II era, her military service, and her 30-year teaching career.

  • Lindsey Knapton ’10 & Josh Spencer ’09
    It’s a Journey, Not a Race

    For Lindsey Knapton ’10, the Southwestern Experience, the Peace Corps, and a job at the Texas Senate shaped her current path as an assistant attorney general.