Amanda Stovicek '12
Amanda Stovicek graduated from Heidelberg University with a Bachelor of Arts in English Writing. Since graduating, she was accepted into the Master's of English program at Kent State University and offered a teaching assistantship with the English Department. Amanda has taught three College Writing classes since Fall 2012, and is teaching another course in the fall. She is studying literature at Kent and her interests range from 19th century sensationalism to modern science fiction. Amanda writes poetry in her free time and plans on publishing her work in the future. She will continue her education and will be applying to Master's of Fine Arts programs in the winter. Amanda is grateful for her time at Heidelberg and owes much of her success to the inspiration her professors gave her.
Matt Echelberry '12
The day after Matt graduated from Heidelberg, he began working full-time as a news reporter for "The Galion Inquirer" in Galion, Ohio. He covers local news, meetings and events, takes pictures, helps with the layout for each print issue and updates the publication's website. Being a journalist has familiarized Matt with local government and has allowed him to cover a variety of fun events, such as the Tough Mudder and local music concerts. Last fall during the Presidential campaign, he attended political rallies, where President Barrack Obama and Mitt Romney spoke.
Matt has fond memories of the English department professors and his peers inside the walls of Pfleiderer. From intensive work sessions of critiquing other students' writing, to late nights reading classic literature and contemporary genres, there was never a dull semester in an English classroom. While his time at Heidelberg sharpened his writing and critical thinking skills, it more importantly showed him the different types of writing and other professional skills he will use throughout his career.