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Sean Garin at US Naval Academy

NAVIGATING NEW WATERS

Sean Garin ’20 is still considering what path his career will take, but two consecutive summer internships in the molecular biology division at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory give him a clear advantage, whether he finds himself doing biochemical research or pursuing a medical degree.Additional Opportunities

Alexis Johnson

ALEXIS GRADUATES EARLY

Alexis Johnston knew exactly what career she was aiming for when she came to Washington College and chose to major in Environmental Science, with a minor in Justice, Law, and Society. With the goal of becoming a Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) officer, the Kent County native is poised to graduate a semester early—all part of her plan to be ready to attend the police academy in the spring of 2020.

 

Amanda Mede

FINDING HER THREAD

On campus Amanda Mede ‘20 is a kind, welcoming, genuine spirit, always ready to lend an ear. Majoring in psychology with a dual concentration in behavioral neuroscience and clinical/counseling, Amanda often finds herself helping others. 

 

Betty Yirga

A PASSION FOR LEARNING

Growing up, Yirga developed both a deep, profound respect for learning about the world around her, and, under the guidance of Washington College, further advanced not only her knowledge and admiration for the world, but also explore the realm of Business and what possibilities could await her in these departments combined.

 

Caitlyn Creasy '20

A PASSION FOR LEARNING


Being first-generation college student and close to her community, Creasy immediately chose this campus for the intimate opportunities to explore her chosen business and economics double major, but still had no idea of what could potentially be waiting for her there.

 

 

Carly Peet

THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

As a Kent County native, Carly Peet ’23 is no stranger to Washington College, where she recently decided to study Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Carly has known for a while that graduate school for pharmacy is part of her future, but the undergraduate degree that will get her there– that has been a journey.

 

 

 

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SPEAKING UP

Growing up Caroline Albert ‘21 felt the impacts of watching family members cope with mental illness. She quickly realized she wanted to help those living with mental illness; making a psychology major an easy choice. Having never taken a psychology course before, Caroline thoroughly researched the programs of her potential colleges, when Washington College stood out to her. 

 

 

Charles Synder (center) in China

BECOMING SINOPHONE

Longing to become fluent in Chinese, economics major Charles Snyder ‘21 headed to China to spend a semester studying abroad. After enduring the almost 20-hour flight, he knew he was ready for the challenge, but had no idea how rewarding the experience would end up being.

 

chad angelini

HOME AGAIN

Chad Angelini is no stranger to Washington College campus; well-acquainted with the Chestertown area, he was always aware of the college’s influence within the community and how it impacted students from across the nation. After a brief stay at Champlain College in Vermont, however, Chad was back—with a new outlook in a familiar environment.

 

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FINDING HIS PLACE

Chris Fuchs ’20 applied to Washington College on a whim. But his undergraduate experience has been anything but capricious. With a double major in anthropology and philosophy, Chris now has skill sets, the curiosity, and the cultural sensitivity he needs to work as a federal archaeologist on lands where ancient populations once dwelled.

 

Elizabeth Cassibry
 

Learning the Language

The most vivid memory Elizabeth Cassibry has of her childhood is attending German kindergarten, where she and four of her English-speaking friends learned their numbers, letters, and sounds. Before long, the four-year-old was ordering food for her parents in shops and restaurants.


 

Ellie_Byers
 

A PASSION FOR TEACHING

Ellie Byers came to Washington College with a solid plan — to earn her undergraduate degree in just three years, complete a master's program in education, and then get certified to teach to chemistry. 

 

Ervens Jean-Pierre
 

DIPLOMATIC TRACK

According to cultural expectations, Haitian emigrants can’t go home again until they have something meaningful to show for their time away. For Ervens Jean-Pierre ’20, that will be his college degree and his commitment to give back.  EDIT Story Content

 

Ervens Jean Pierre ’20, an international studies major from Haiti, has learned a few things about himself over these past four years.



 

Ethan Hu
 

 IT'S ALL BUSINESS

Throughout his high school career, Ethan Hu explored his interest in the business world through a wide range of close-knit summer programs. Wanting to continue and improve upon his knowledge within the field, Hu began searching for the same sense of closeness when looking for a liberal arts school to attend with a strong business program--he happened to come upon Washington College.

 

felicia attor
 

GLOBAL CITIZEN

Felicia Attor has thrived as a chemistry and French double major on a pre-med track, but it has been her time off campus—during a semester abroad in Morocco and an internship in Thailand—that has helped her define the path she hopes to take in the future.

 

Glenn Austin Allen
 

A TEAM PLAYER

“I had an idea of going into the Business department because I’ve always been interested in lead management and how to lead different people,” he said. “I knew I always wanted to connect my career with sports and media.”

 

Hannah Sauer in Almost, Maine
 

STEPPING INTO THE SPOTLIGHT

On November 16, 2019 a crowd gathered in Tawes Theater for an experience that will never again be recreated—an hour and a half later there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. I and You, by Lauren Gunderson, a senior directing thesis from Hannah Sauer, was a captivating, intelligent and thoughtful production about how we connect to others and the legacy we leave behind.

 

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CITIZEN OF THE WORLD

Imagine leaving your comfort zone at sixteen and choosing to immerse yourself in a place and a culture so completely different from Westchester County, New York, that you have to start by learning Malay just to be able speak to your family.

 

Jenna Follin
 

THE FOUNDATION OF BUSINESS

After receiving a tuition-based scholarship from the college, Jenna approached the school full of determination, prepared to enter an environment surrounding the very foundations of our nation--business.

 

Jimmy Looper
 

CHESAPEAKE AT HEART

Jimmy Looper has lived in Maryland his whole life, spent weekends fishing, crabbing, and having fun on the water, and he thought he knew the Chesapeake Bay. That’s before he spent four months fully immersed in it as part of the Chesapeake Semester.

 

Jocelyn Elmore '20
 

CONTINUING THE LEGACY

For Jocelyn Elmore, the legacy of Washington College runs through her family. Her sister, Ashley Elmore, who graduated with the Class of 2016, introduced her to the wide range of fascinating programs the college had to offer its students. Interested in exploring the structures behind business, as well as further expanding her knowledge and appreciation for Hispanic language and culture studies, she took the opportunity to come--and has not looked back since.

 

Jordan Ukishima

TAKING AIM ON THE WORLD OF BUSINESS

For Jordan Ukishima, approaching the Washington College campus for the first time was a memorable experience, if not overwhelming due to the expectations of the lasting legacy the college provided for its students. However, as soon as he began immersing himself within the department and what it provided for those pursuing active careers, Ukishma knew that Washington College could provide him the skills he needed to achieve success in the competitive world of business.  EDIT Story Content

 

 

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Alexis Johnson

Class of 2020 • Millington, Maryland
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Class of 2020 • Orlando, Florida
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EXPLOREWashington College's Centers

Each center is linked to a broad intellectual community and provides programming, events, internships, and coursework that complement the College’s diverse academic departments and programs.

Center for Environment and Society

Rose O'Neill Literary House

Starr Center for the American Experience