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A Collection of Alumni Stories

If you are a graduate of Keene State who majored in English, or minored in English or writing, please share your story with [Dr. Kirsty Sandy]((, chairman of Keene State’s English Department.

Here’s what some of our recent grads are up to:

Mylynda Gill (2016) is completing her semester as an archival intern at the Dartmouth College library. She plans to attend graduate school in Fall 2016.

Brendan Keenan (2014) attends the University of Oregon School of Law, where he serves as a representative for the College’s Native American Law Student Association (NALSA.) NALSA’s mission is to promote the study of Indian Law and traditional forms of government while recruiting, supporting and maintaining students pursuing Indian Law.

Holland Morris (2014) is an English teacher at Mascenic Regional High School.

Chelsea Harris (2014)  recently completed her MFA thesis manuscript a collection of stories titled “This Could Have Happened to You” at Columbia College in Chicago, Illinois.

Dylan Freni (2013) is a web content writer at Instabill, an international merchant server provider. He writes articles for the company’s nine websites, including three articles a week for the Instabill blog.

Jess Lulka ((2014) is an Associate Editor at Desktop Engineering. Desktop Engineering’s mission is to guide their audience through the myriad of engineering tools by showcasing not only why they should be implemented, but how to take advantage of new technologies.

Gabriella Raccio (2014) is employed as an English Teacher at Brattleboro Area Middle School.

Britney Hemingway (2010) is the content editor at Tantor Media, an independent publisher of unabridged fiction and nonfiction audiobooks.

Andrew DiCristina (2014) is a photojournalist at ABC Fox Alaska News.

Adam Hogue (2011) is currently teaching English in Gwangju, South Korea, to students in grades 4–6. In addition to backpacking and learning Korean, Adam continues to develop as a writer. He is a contributing writer to Gwangju News, an international print magazine in Gwangju, as well as Art Elemento, a monthly art and writing print magazine. He is a contributing writer for The Next Great Generation, an online Boston-based magazine. And his fiction has appeared in the literary journal Danse Macabre (April 2011) and his art in Student at Large (March 2012). Finally, Adam maintains a creative writing blog, Cold Soup and a blog about his travels in Korea and Southeast Asia, The Kim Chi Chronicles.

Tracy Minard (2009) is an admissions counselor at American University in Bulgaria. Here’s a story on Tracy’s work by staff writer Mark Reynolds for KSC Newsline.

James Chevalier (2009) is currently teaching English for business professionals in the bustling city of Seoul in South Korea.

Dominic DiBenedetto (2007) teaches eight grade English language arts at Keene Middle School. Dominic is the recipient of the 2010 “Promising Practitioner” Award from the New England League of Middle Schools, which recognizes teachers with one to three years teaching experience who have demonstrated a commitment to professional growth, success with students, and the ability to foster community connections.

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