Alumni Accomplishments

Adrienne DeCramer (B.A., '13) accepted a position with the Boca Raton Museum of Art.

Alexandra Shevock (B.A., '13) recently moved to Madrid after accepting a teaching position for CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange).

Alexis Gainey (B.A., '13) was accepted into Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, FL. She is planning to become an environmental lawyer.

Angelique Nixon (M.A., '02) is an Assistant Professor of English at Susquehanna University. She is also the author of Saltwater Healing - A Myth Memoir and Poems, published by Poinciana Paper Press in 2013.

Brittany Schade (M.F.A., '13) has accepted a teaching position as Assistant Professor of Interactive Design at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA, which she will begin this fall. To see more of her work visit

Brittany Stahnke (B.A., '12) was accepted into the Master of Social Work program at Florida Atlantic University.

Brisa Romero (B.A. '12) is a Fund Development Associate for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties.

Catalina Pire Schmitt (B.A., '12) was accepted into Emerson College Publishing and Writing Program in Boston, MA. She is also working at the college as a Tutor for the Writing Center.

Chelsea Williams (B.A., '12) is teaching English at Roosevelt Middle School in West Palm Beach, FL.

Christian Cabrera (B.A., '12) accepted the position as a writing consultant for the Writing Center at Florida Atlantic University.

Craig Smith (M.A., '00) is an Assistant Professor at the College of the Bahamas.

Daniel Dickey (B.A., '13) accepted a position with Teach For America as an English and Creative Writing at Miami Northwestern Senior High School in Miami, FL.

David Weiss (B.A., '12) is working for Live Nation as a concert promoter for many large name acts such as Pretty Lights, Drake, STS9, Umphrey's McGee, etc.

Elizabeth Diaz (B.A., '12) is an English teacher and softball coach at Palm Beach Lakes High School.

Eva Pudick (B.A., '12) was accepted into the Center for Publishing Program at New York University, one of the top programs in the country.

Gloria Panzera (M.F.A., '10) and Courtney Watson (MFA, '09) began a literary magazine, Rum Punch Press:

Hillary Boles (M.F.A., '09) was accepted into NEA (National Education Association) Master Teacher Program.

Johanna Ayala (M.A., '09) is a Teacher/Tutor at Juno Beach Preparatory School.

Jordan Holmes (B.A., '12) was accepted into the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, FL.

Juanita Hopkins (B.A., '13) accepted a position at John I. Leonard High School teaching 10th and 11th grade English.

Keisha Hatchett (B.A., '11) is a Reporter and Editor for the Forum Publishing Group, a subsidiary of Sun Sentinel and one of the largest newspaper chains in the nation.

Kenton Howard (M.A., '12) accepted a position as an adjunct professor at Embry Riddle University.

Lorinda Gonzalez (B.A., '13) is an Independent Writing and Business Communications Specialist at Distinctive Writing, a company she founded in 2008.

Mary Long (M.F.A., '13) is Faculty Program Planning Specialist with the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.

Mary Sheffield's (M.F.A., '09) "The Geometry of Children" is in the current issue of The Florida Review.

Michael Linder (M.A., '11) accepted a position as a Financial Planner at Morgan Stanley in Connecticut.

Michelle Lauber (B.A., '12) accepted a position at Estero High School in Estero, FL, teaching English.

Mike Shier (M.F.A., '12) was accepted into the Ph.D. Creative Nonfiction Program at Illinois State University with full funding.

Monica Sedore (M.A., '12) is the Writing Studio Coordinator at Keiser University in Daytona Beach.

Molly McFadden (B.A., '13) accepted a position as a Litigations Assistant for Broad and Cassel Law Firm in West Palm Beach, FL.

Natalie McMichen (B.A., '12) is in her second year of graduate school pursuing a Masters in Library Science & Information Studies. She also works at Rollins College Olin Library as a Collections Data Specialist.

Nicole and Natasha Minnerly (BA'05 & MA '08) are owners of Inika Foods, a full-service catering company. Inika Foods and FAU's Mission Green have initiated The Green Market @ FAU where you will find fresh produce, organic prepared foods, artisan jewelry and crafts, and other handmade products.

Nicole Wieder (B.A. '12) is an editorial assistant for NewBeauty Magazine at Sandow Media in Boca Raton, FL.

Rachel Broderick (B.A., '12) was accepted into Seattle University School of Law in Seattle, WA.

Ray Gibson (M.F.A., '09) Glass Lyre Press has selected Raymond Gibson's chapbook, "Speak, Shade" for publication in 2013/2014.

Rebecca Eagen (B.A., '13) accepted a position as an Academic Mentor and Tutor for the Student-Athlete Center for Academic Excellence at Florida Atlantic University.

Rebecca Radic (B.A., '12) was accepted into the graduate program for Library and Information Science at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL.

Ryan O'Shea (M.F.A., '13) recently took on the role of Sales Director at the Phoenix Theatre, a professional, contemporary theatre in Indianapolis. In summer 2013, Ryan traveled to London for four weeks to begin her Certification in Fitzmaurice Voicework®.

Shauna Morgan Kirlew (M.A., '00) is anAssistant Professor of English at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Simone Puleo (M.A., '12) was accepted to the Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies Ph.D. program at the University of Connecticut. He is focusing on the intersections of American literature and Italian literature in late 19th century and early 20th Century movements.

Sloan Davis (B.A., '12) was accepted into the Masters of Fine Arts Program at City College in New York.

Victoria Green (B.A., '12) accepted a position teaching English as a Second Language with WOOF (World Organization of Organic Farmers).

Zachary Scalzo (B.A., '12) was accepted into the Language and Linguistics Comparative Literature Program at Florida Atlantic University.