John Buettner ’89

    Major: Philosophy
    Minor: German

    I am a Vice President of Marketing and Digital Communications and have worked in higher education marketing and communications for 22 years. I got my start on this particular career path at Washington College in 2000 as Director of Media Relations.

    Favorite Class

    My German literature courses, various Philosophy and Religion courses, and Professor Gillin's 18th Century English Literature course. All those made a deep impact on my thinking.

    Fondest WC Memory

    Bicycling on the backroads of Kent County on moonlit nights; studying and dreaming on the Boat House float piers; and the annual German Club Oktoberfest.

    Let’s Hear It for the Liberal Arts

    Washington College blessed me in two ways, several years apart. First with an education that enriched me and broadened my perspectives, and later with a higher education career path and wonderful colleagues that I loved in the Office of College Relations.


    Learn deeply then work, and then keep on learning as you work.