Student Highlights

Truman’s smart and curious students like to pursue both their passion and their potential. Here are some stories highlighting how English majors are discovering valuable connections between classroom learning and the real world.

Stories About English Majors

Jennifer Marks: Research Project Digitizing WWII-era LettersResearch

Digitizing Local Letters from World War II
Jennifer: English History Double Major
Pursuing her interest in history, Jennifer Marks embarked on a research project to create the first online digital archives of World War II-era letters from Kirksville citizens for the Century America Project. The letters, which are part of a collection housed in Special Collections at Truman State University’s Pickler Memorial Library, represent the voices of the Great War.
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200 Conor GearinInternships

Gaining Hands-on Experience
Conor: English Biology Double Major
Curious and smart students pursue everything that intrigues them, like Conor, who stepped outside the walls of the classroom for a summer internship experience in Maine. Pursuing a double major in biology and English, his internship turned out to be the perfect fit for connecting his interest in science with his passion for writing. And the research and science writing experience he gained reaffirmed his future plans to work on science questions that directly impact people and to help in communicating scientific discoveries to the public.
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What students say…

John Riti
“I chose Truman because of the affordability and its academic reputation. I looked at other schools, both public and private, and discovered that Truman is on par academically with so many universities but for a fraction of the cost. I knew that I wanted a stellar education but didn’t want to graduate with thousands of dollars in debt, so Truman fit that mold perfectly.”
—John R.
English Major, Communication & Film Studies Minors

Christopher Bader“The care and concern that my professors have for their students is the best part of classes here. They come to class every day truly excited to teach their subject.”
—Christopher B.
English Music Double Major

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Christopher Bader

The care and concern that my professors have for their students is the best part of classes here. They come to class every day truly excited to teach their subject.

Christopher B., Music (Liberal Arts) & English Major