History Graduates: 2011-2015

Where are they now?

What do our history graduates do after leaving Truman? Here is a partial listing. Please send additions, corrections, and updates to history@truman.edu.


John R. (Russ) Beckman (BA, 2012) entered the MAE program at Truman.

Amelia Bursi (BA, 2012) works as ISACorps representative to Kaskaskia College, Illinois. The Illinois Student Assistance Commission, funded by the College Access Challenge Grant Program from the U.S. Department of Education, helps students navigate the process of applying to and entering college.

Kristen Greif (2015) earned an MA in English at Truman in 2017 and is now a Content Writer at Digital Strike.

Salina Bush (2012) is a graduate student in Library and Information Science at University of Illinois Urbana.

Amanda Herzberg (2011) graduate with an MA in Writing and Publishing from DePaul University. She is currently Strategic Communications Manager at Cushing Terrell.

David Hutchinson✝︎ (2014, Outstanding Student in History) went on to a doctoral program in History at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Daniel Jaschek (BA, 2012) earned at master’s degree in Public Affairs at the Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs, University of Missouri-Columbia in 2014. He is currently Senior Associate Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations at Washington University in St. Louis.

Janee Johnson (BA, 2011) received her JD from Boston University School of Law in 2014. She accepted a position as Executive Director of Missouri Healthcare For All in August 2022 and expects to earn an MSW from the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work in 2024.

Peter Johnson (2012) earned a master’s degree in Library and Information Science at University of Missouri Columbia in 2014. He is currently Biomedical Librarian at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Melissa Kapitan (2012, Outstanding Student in History award) received a Master’s degree from Fordham University’s Center for Medieval Studies and is currently enrolled in a doctoral program at the University of Kentucky.

William LaChance (2014) earned an MLIS at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2016. He is currently Branch Manager at the St Louis County Library.

Jennifer Marks (BA, 2015, Outstanding Student in History award) is a graduate student in History at the University of Iowa.

Lindsey Marolt (2012) earned an MA in History Museum Studies at the Cooperstown Graduate Program in 2014. She is currently the Education Coordinator at Union Pacific Railroad Museum in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Dimonique McGruder (2013) graduated from Valparaiso University law school in 2016. She is currently Deputy District Attorney in Denver, Colorado.

Jeannette Patrick (2013) earned an MA in History at James Madison University. She is currently Senior Producer with R2Studios at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media.

Julia Peters (2012) is a Reference Assistant at the Webster Groves Public Library.

McKenna Peters (2012) went on to complete Truman’s MAE program with a focus in Social Studies. She has worked at Marquette High School in the St. Louis area since the fall of 2014.

Joseph Rogers (2011, Outstanding Student in History award).

Ann Rosentreter (BA, Dec 2011) will attend the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois in fall 2012.

Jonathan Ryder (2013, Outstanding Student in History award) attended medical school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Is currently an Infectious Diseases Fellow at UNMC.

Staci Sanders (BA, 2015) is a museum technician at the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station, TX.

Daniel Scheffner (2011) attended SLU law school and is currently Legislative Attorney with the Congressional Research Service.

Kathryn Spicer (2015) earned an MA in Archives and Record Management at University College London in 2016 and is currently Archivist for Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers.

Connor Stangler (2013) is completing a doctoral degree in American history at Indiana University–Bloomington.

John Taylor (BA, 2012) entered American University to pursue the MA in International Peace and Conflict Resolution.

Robert Voyles (BA, 2011) also majored in English and Economics. He works as a real-estate appraiser in the St. Louis area.

Lincoln Webb (BS, 2014) earned a master’s of International Affairs from  the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University in 2018. He is currently IT and Data Consultant at East Texas Precast.

Matthew Willis (2012) earned a master’s degree in Public Administration at the University of Kansas in 2019. He is currently Research Analyst at Kansas Legislative Research Department.

Caitlin (O’Leary) Yager (2013) is Program Director with the Missouri Humanities Council.