Meet Our Students and Graduates
Hear straight from students just like you. Or read stories from successful alumni who’ll tell you just how far a degree in English or creative writing can take you.
Profiles Of Our English Majors
Katrin Winkler ’17 has been working for the past two years toward a master’s degree in international affairs at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, Germany.
English, politics, publishing, Spanish … Maribeth Guarino ’17 was interested in all of those subjects and didn’t want to give up any.
Jillian Mannarino ’18 had never considered a career in publishing before coming to Susquehanna, but has found her niche in this blend of the arts and business.
Megan Rudloff ’17 attended Columbia’s Summer Publishing Course—the most prestigious of its kind in the nation.
Now attending a graduate program in the U.K., Madeline Distasio ’14 reflects on her experience as an English major at Susquehanna.
After working as an English teacher in France and then for the U.S Department of Education, Garth Libhart ’11 is now pursuing his Ph.D. in literature.
Nick Ripatrazone ’03 is the author of six books and a high school English teacher who teaches at Rutgers-Newark.
Profiles Of Our Creative Writing Majors
Nearly two and a half years ago, Christina Behnke ’08 decided to leave her job as a magazine editor to pursue full-time filmmaking.
Nick Martell ’16 has achieved at 23 what most aspiring authors dream of-a multi-book publishing deal with foreign rights for his forthcoming epic fantasy series The Kingdom of Liars.
Larell Scardelli ’15 has fit a lot into the few years since she graduated—student, fact checker, editorial assistant, freelance writer and even florist.
A marketing internship led right into a job for Courtney Radel ’17.
Taking risks and trying out new ideas is a fundamental part of the creative writing program at Susquehanna—an experience that has helped Amanda Schader ’16 in her AmeriCorps position at the Rudy Gelnett Memorial Library in Selinsgrove.
While taking a few years off before going to graduate school in Northern Ireland, Madison Clark ’15 is a Life Together Fellow and an AmeriCorps Teaching Fellow at Esperanza Academy, a tuition-free, independent middle school for underserved girls in Lawrence, Mass.
Dylan Furlano ’14 is working toward a master’s degree in Holocaust and genocide studies from West Chester University.
Soft-spoken and articulate, Susquehanna University graduate and author Marcus Burke shares insights that belie his 27 years. Nine months after having his first book published, Burke returned to Susquehanna in January for Winter Convocation.
An award-winning poet, Catherine Pierce ’00 is now professor of creative writing and co-director of the creative writing program at Mississippi State University.