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Seth Shermerhorn (B.A., 2006; History, Anthropology, Liberal Arts) earned his M.A.in Religious Studies from the University of Colorado (2008); and his Ph.D. in Religious Studies at Arizona State University (2013). Seth has recently been appointed to a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Indigenous Religious Studies at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York.

Jack Gaioni (M.A. 2010) received his M.A., turned 60, retired, and moved to Andalucía, Spain with his wife Anne—all within the space of a few months. Jack writes a bimonthly feature column that combines local historical anecdotes, in-Spain travel tips, and some conjecture for TheEuroWeeklyNews, Andalucía’s largest English language newspaper. Jack would like to credit all those in the History Department who encouraged him to be his non-traditional self. His articles can be viewed at www.euroweeklynews.com. Search: Gaioni.

Stephan Greenway (B.A. 2009, summa cum laude; M.A. 2011) has been accepted into the Ph.D. program in History at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Dan Hummel (B.A. 2007; M.A. 2010) is pursuing his PhD in history at the University of Wisconsin. He was awarded the George L. Mosse Program Graduate Exchange Fellowship which will enable him and his wife Veronica to spend the 2012-2013 academic year in Jerusalem, Israel, where Dan will be conducting research for his dissertation on the theological and intellectual developments among American Protestant fundamentalist theologians and American neoconservative ideologues that justified closer interaction with each other and with the Likud party in the 1960s-1980s.

Jacob McMahon (B.A. 2011, summa cum laude) has been accepted at Stanford Law School in Palo Alto, California.

Greg Wilson (B.A., 2008, magna cum laude) is a specialist (E4) and a 35P (cryptologic linguist) in the U.S. Army. Greg enlisted on March 19, 2012 and went to basic training at Ft. Jackson, SC from May 1 to July 12 in the 2-13th Infantry Regiment.  On July 15, Greg arrived at the Presidio of Monterey, joining the 2-29th Military Intelligence Battalion and enrolling in the 15-month intensive Basic Arabic Course. Upon graduation (November 2013), Greg will move to Goodfellow Air Force Base in Texas to complete the “cryptologic” aspect of his training.