Our Graduates 2020-02-19T15:18:43+00:00

Our Graduates

Degrees in the Department of English, Foreign Languages, and Cultural Studies prepare our students for a wide range of careers. Listed below are some of our graduates and their accomplishments:

Angelin Adams Borsics
BA English NSU, MA English NSU; Senior Editor at Clarkson Potter, an imprint of Random House–editor of 2015 James Beard Foundation Award winners The Kitchen Cookbook (general cooking winner) and In Her Kitchen (photography winner). Editor of New York Times best seller The Home Edit, Surf Shack by Nina Freudenbergerand Mister Rogers Neighborhood: A Visual History by Fred Rogers Productions. Co-wrote Styled by Emily Henderson and Carve by Melanie Abrantes.

Tish Felts
BA English NSU, MA English NSU; Training and Communications, Transocean.

Andrew Sigerson
BA Literature, Ramapo College of New Jersey; MA English NSU; Professor of English at Austral University of Chile, Valdivia, Chile.

Karli Daigle
BA English, emphasis in professional writing and editing, West Virginia University; MA English NSU; employed as a Health Coach at Kansas City VA Hospital, Professional Résumé Writer for Talent Inc.

LeAnne Arnold
BA English, Louisiana State University at Alexandria; MA English NSU; Master of Management in Library and Information Science (MMLIS) from University of Southern California; Digital Librarian for Lightstorm Entertainment in Manhattan Beach, CA.

Andrew Cason
B.A. English and German, Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA; MA English, Professional Writing and Linguistics, NSU; Dual Enrollment High School English Teacher, Jamestown High School, Williamsburg, VA.

Lauren Atterbery Cesar
BA English NSU, MA Teaching, Louisiana College; Assistant Principal Grand Lake High School; 2017 Iowa High School Teacher of the Year, Calcasieu Parish Teacher of the Year, freelance writer, advocate. Author of What Women Want, and How to Give It to Them, owner Lauren’s Little Language Shop.

Courtney Hornsby
BA Journalism, minor in French, NSU; MA English, concentration on Southern literature and folklore NSU; President, West Monroe/West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce

James Huss
MA English NSU, currently pursuing TESOL certificate; English teacher Asia American International Academy, New Taipei City, Taiwan; writer for Elephantine Publishing Company

Raley Pellittieri
BA English NSU—Editor, Enterprise and Interstate Progress, Mansfield, La.

Brittany R. Dixon
MA English NSU–Administrative Assistant for Re-Entry Solutions of CENLA and General Manager of Good Shepherd Funeral Home, Alexandria, La.

Sherry Talton
BA English NSU, MA English, JD University of Texas at Austin School of Law; Lawyer, Jackson Lewis P.C., Seattle, WA.

Cheryl Garrett
MA English NSU, pursuing Ph.D. in English, Literature Concentration, University of Alabama.

Kaysee Carrere
MA English NSU, pursuing Ph.D. in English in TESL program, Oklahoma State University.

Khirsten Doolan
MA English NSU, pursuing Ph.D. in Literary and Cultural Studies, University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Crystal Veronie
MA English NSU, Postgraduate student pursuing Ph.D. in English from University of Southern Mississippi.

Dr. Matt Barton
BA English NSU, MA English NSU, PhD Rhetoric and Composition, University of South Florida; Professor of English, St. Cloud State University.

Dr. Lillian Purdy
BBA Belmont College, MLS Vanderbilt University, MA English NSU, PhD in English, University of Louisiana at Lafayette; Professor of English and Coordinator of Advising and Retention at Louisiana College, Pineville, La.

Ashley Briggs
BS Mathemathics, MA Heritage Resources, MA English NSU; NSU Director of Academic Success Center, Liberal Arts Advisor.

Thomas Parrie
MA English NSU, MFA, McNeese State University–Nominee for Pushcart Prize for Poetry–Instructor, Southeastern Louisiana University – 2018 Indigenous Writer in Residence at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe

Allyce Hill Bailey
BA English NSU, JD Southern University Law School; Attorney, Turner Padget Graham & Laney, P.A.

Catherine Beverly
BA English NSU, MA Library and Information Science, Florida State University; Librarian II, Sterling Municipal Library, Houston, Texas.

Lee Ann Price
BA English NSU, MA English NSU; South Korea–English Instructor, Daejeon Elementary Afterschool English Program, Carrot Global teaching corporate English to South Korean executives.

Andrew Shirley
BA, MA English NSU, Developmental Writing Instructor, Bossier Parish Community College LSU-S campus.

Alanna Cornes
MA English NSU, TESOL Certificate; English Department Chair, UIL Academic Coordinator, ESL Coordinator, Kirbyville High School; Adjunct Instructor of English, Angelina College.

Janet Covey Novotny
MA English NSU, TESOL Certificate, Online Service Learning/Business Professor, Grand Canyon University; Adjunct English Professor, Allied American University.

Marissa Morris
BA General Studies, MA English with a concentration in Writing and Linguistics, NSU; English instructor at St. Mary’s Catholic School in Longview, Texas; Adjunct English Instructor, Letourneau University.

Courtney Sharkey
BA English, MA Educational Leadership, NSU; currently pursuing doctorate of educational administration, Texas A&M Commerce; STEAM Center Administrator for the Allen, Texas ISD, contributing author Chicken Soup for the Soul

Brian Sanders
BA English, BA History, NSU; pursued Masters of Divinity degree, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary; Executive Vice President, Positive Alternative Radio; author of Leadership Endurance.