History Major/Spanish Minor
Sadie Williams is a good example of how students use their passions to shape their future and push the limits to stand out above the crowd. Growing up in Utah, she was always curious about history. A study-abroad trip to Argentina during high school ignited a passion for the Spanish language. By the time she began attending Truman State University, Williams knew she wanted to pursue both of these passions. So, starting her first day of college, she started taking advantage of every opportunity she came across to help propel her toward the type of job that would offer meaningful work doing what she loved, perhaps working with the United Nations.
BETHANY: Enhancing academic understanding through study abroad in Bulgaria
History Major/Art History and Philosophy and Religion Minors
When she started college, Bethany Moore knew she wanted to study abroad. After weighing her options, she chose to study in Bulgaria and used the opportunity to travel to more than 10 countries. While earning credit toward her degree, Bethany expanded her education with a global experience that resulted in a diverse outlook on the world.
JENNIFER: Conducting hands-on research digitizing World War II letters
History & English Dual 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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"In all the classes I have taken in the department, I have spoken with professors easily outside of the classroom, and they consistently offer plenty of help on coursework and take a genuine interest my personal and professional development. The professors come from a wide variety of backgrounds and have diverse academic interests, so the department offers a lot of different content and perspectives."
– Mason B., History Major