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

English and GO Programs Lead Graduate to Master’s in International Affairs

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.

Self-Designed Major Achieves Law School Goal


English, politics, publishing, Spanish … Maribeth Guarino ’17 was interested in all of those subjects and didn’t want to give up any.

Publishing Major Enjoys Blend of Arts and Business

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.

Publishing Major Landed Spot at Prestigious Columbia Course

Megan Rudloff ’17 attended Columbia’s Summer Publishing Course—the most prestigious of its kind in the nation.

English Program Provided Graduate with Foundation for Success

Now attending a graduate program in the U.K., Madeline Distasio ’14 reflects on her experience as an English major at Susquehanna.

English Graduate Pursues Ph.D. in Literature

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.

Graduate Shares Passion with Future Generation of Writers

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

From Publishing to Producing: A Graduate’s Journey

Nearly two and a half years ago, Christina Behnke ’08 decided to leave her job as a magazine editor to pursue full-time filmmaking.

Martell Lands Three-Book Deal


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.

Grad’s Organic Career Journey Weaves in Personal Interests


Larell Scardelli ’15 has fit a lot into the few years since she graduated—student, fact checker, editorial assistant, freelance writer and even florist.

Recent Grad Thrives in Marketing World


A marketing internship led right into a job for Courtney Radel ’17.

Creative Writing/English Graduate Lands AmeriCorps Job at Local Library


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.

Religious Studies, Creative Writing Major Teaching with AmeriCorps

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.

Liberal Arts Education Prepares Grad for Graduate School Challenges

Dylan Furlano ’14 is working toward a master’s degree in Holocaust and genocide studies from West Chester University.

The Courageous, Hopeful Life of Marcus Burke

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.

Grad Credits Susquehanna Education for Her Success

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.