Tommy Lee Jones
Former CEO, The Walt Disney Co.
First American woman in space
All of these people received their degree in English!
“With your BA in English, you can get an MA in English, then perhaps a PhD in English as well. I'm working on the first option and applying to programs in the second.” – Amy King, Class of 2006
“My English degree served me well in my initial journalism career at newspapers in Vinita, Oklahoma, and Hereford, Texas. I used it when I worked as a secretary, as a PR firm employee, and in the Army as a writer for the post newspaper. The best has been the last 11 years trying to convey the importance of literacy to eighth graders!” – Jeri Curtis Shire, Class of 1976
“The SNU English Department equipped me with every asset required to become a successful English instructor. The professors' compassion for their students significantly exceeds that of any institution I have ever known.” – Amy Bowles, Class of 2006
“I'm a filmmaker at Ethnographic Media. I'm responsible for all the web content that goes on the EGM.tv site. So I write a script or come up with a good concept, find the actors, shoot it and edit it.” – Ryan Scott, Class of 2005