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Where Are They Now?  

WTAMU English Alumni 1990-1999

Norma Stary Campbell, Class of 1994
Web Content Coordinator, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City, NY

Jason Boyett, Class of 1997
I am a self-employed author, speaker, journalist, and professional writer. Under my own name or as a ghostwriter, I have written more than a dozen nonfiction books for traditional publishers, self-published a handful of books, had my writing appear in a variety of national magazines, and am currently the contributing writer-at-large for Amarillo Magazine. I also perform professional copywriting services and consulting for several international corporations and nonprofits. (

Amarillo, TX

WTAMU English Alumni 2000-2009

RayLene Dysert, Class of 2006
After receiving my MA in English, I am now an Instructor of English here at WTAMU.
Amarillo, TX

Aletha White, Class of 2007
I just received my Master's in English from the University of Warwick and am currently working at North Heights Alternative School in Amarillo, TX, in their STAEP unit.

Amarillo, TX

Lesandra Botello, Class of 2008
I work at a computer software company in Amarillo, and am a returning graduate student at WT. I was just accepted into WT's Communications Disorders program for the Fall of 2015
Amarillo, TX

Ashleigh Brewre, Class of 2008
After graduating from WTAMU, I attended Texas Tech University and graduated with my M.A. in English. Upon graduating from TTU, I was an adjunct for the First-Year Writing Program at TTU for one year, and then, I began teaching at South Plains College as an Instructor of English. SPC has been my home for approximately four years.
Lubbock, TX

Denise Jackson, Class of 2009
I'm finishing nursing school at AC and working as a nurse's aide at BSA. Ask me again in May so I can say I'm a Registered Nurse!
Amarillo, TX

WTAMU English Alumni 2010-2015

Katie Lawson, Class of 2010
I am a second-grade teaching in Amarillo. I live in Happy with my husband and two daughters.
Happy, TX

Joseph Edmondson, Class of 2011
After graduating, BGS with concentrations in English and history, I completed the Post-Bacc program at WT, then an internship as a social studies teacher at Richard Milburn Academy in Amarillo. I was officially certified by the State Board of Education in June 2013. In 2014, I started studies at Texas State University and was conferred a Master of Arts in Applied Philosophy and Ethics December 13, 2014. I am now substitute teaching in Fort Worth and will begin doctoral studies at University of North Texas in philosophy this August. I hope to receive my PhD in philosophy concentrating on environmental ethics and environmental justice, following the advice of my undergraduate advisor and friend, Dr. Hunt.
Fort Worth, TX

Jonathan Baker, Class of 2012
After graduation I received a master's degree in American Literature from the University of Chicago. Until recently, I was the assistant to the editor-in-chief at W. W. Norton & Company in New York City. In December I moved back to Canyon. I do freelance editing and I am working on my third novel.
Canyon, TX

Brant Nelson, Class of 2012
I'm working at a non-profit that serves homeless and other marginalized youth.
Portland, OR

Caleb Baker, Class of 2013
After graduating, I began substitute teaching for Amarillo ISD. I now work as an English teacher at Tascosa High School. I plan on enrolling into WT's Master of Arts program in Counseling in the Fall of 2015.
Amarillo, TX

Jacquelene Bayless, Class of 2013
Sophomore English II teacher at Palo Duro High School.
Amarillo, TX

Katie Nichols Byrne, Class of 2013
I am currently working on a management position and riding/training horses on the side. I am always looking for the next great writing job!
Lawton, OK

Rebekah St. Clair, Class of 2013
I am a content editor for the Amarillo Globe-News.
Canyon, TX

Brett Strobel, Class of 2013
I am continuing my education by working towards an MA in English at WTAMU.

Canyon, TX

Taylor Digby, Class of 2014
I just got a job as a special education aide for Big Spring Junior High School.

Big Spring, TX

Michelle Jensen, Class of 2014
Sophomore English II and AP English Teacher, Pampa High School
Pampa, TX

Mattie A. McAlavy, Class of 2014
Since graduating, I've moved from Canyon to Amarillo to work as a content editor at the Amarillo Globe-News.
Amarillo, TX

WTAMU Spanish Alumni

Daisha Sanders, Class of 2012
After receiving my Bachelor's in Spanish, I attended Graduate School at WT. While completing my Master of Science in Engineering Technology, I worked as a Spanish Customer Service Representative for Xcel Energy & provided some freelance translations in my free time. Since graduating with my Master's in 2014, I now work in the Facilities Department at Bell Helicopter, & am responsible for project management as well as providing all of the design layouts for the Amarillo site. I hope to someday work overseas & utilize both my Spanish & Engineering educational backgrounds.
Amarillo, TX