Category Archive: English Profiles Series

English Major Profile: Juliana Goodman (B. A. 2014)

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Juliana Goodman majored in English and minored in Creative Writing. She went on to earn her MFA in Creative Writing from Purdue. Her first novel will be published in the spring of 2022.… Continue reading

English Minor Profile: Carlos Williamson (B.A. 2015)

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Carlos Williamson majored in journalism and minored in English, focusing on Creative Writing. He is currently an editor and designer at The Chicago Tribune. His creative writing has appeared in journals including Vol.… Continue reading

English Major Profile: Holly Hanna (M.A. 2011)

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Holly Hanna, a high school English teacher, joined the English M.A. program in 2005. She earned her M.A. while teaching full-time. After graduating, she co-created and led an alternative school, East Campus in… Continue reading

English Major Profile: Rachel Troyer (B.A. 2017)

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Rachal Troyer, an English major and film minor, says that she “discovered a welcoming place at Western and within the English department. It was a place where I could share my love of… Continue reading

English Major Profile: Kristin Stradt (B. A. 2012)

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Kristin Stradt is a professional academic advisor at Scott Community College in the Quad Cities. She majored in English and then went on to earn her MA degree in Higher Education Leadership from… Continue reading

English Major Profile: Ethan Knight (B. A. 2013)

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M&L: Why did you choose to major in English at Western?  I chose to major in English at WIU for a few reasons. I began as a Theatre major, but after taking several… Continue reading