COLA Graduate Highlights

The College of Liberal Arts is a gateway to a wide variety of interesting careers.  Employers are always looking for people who have high level communication skills, can solve complex problems, work well with others, and have superior creative and critical thinking skills.  As a Liberal Arts graduate you will develop a broad perspective, an understanding of other cultures and languages, and an ability to adapt to new situations and develop new perspectives on the challenges that you will face in your personal and professional life.

Our programs of study prepare students for careers in business, government, the arts, education, the media and public service.  Leaders in every career field need to understand social and economic forces affecting their communities, work effectively with diverse partners, influence others through high level communication skills, inspire collaborative work, adapt to change, and exercise innovation and integrity to solve problems.  These are the talents Liberal Arts graduates gain at Marshall University.


Humanities: Classics/Philosophy/Religious Studies

  • Cullie Williamson, VA Regional Office, Huntington, WV
  • Jesse Mullins, WV Department of Highways, Charleston, WV
  • Eric Fannin, Pastor, Gallipolis, OH
  • LeeAnn Dickens, Clay Center, Charleston, WV
  • John Priode, Cryptologist, US Navy, Norfolk, VA


Communication Studies

  • Sheryl Webb, Deputy Secretary of State for West Virginia
  • Stacy Bowen, Operations Coordinator for Motista, San Mateo, California
  • Teddy Kluemper, Director of Athletic Development, Marshall University
  • Jennifer Clark, President, Manahan Group, Charleston, WV



  • Nicki Erwin, Advocacy Coordinator, WV Coalition against Domestic Violence
  • Jordan Farmer, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
  • Skip Haight, VP of Marketing, ComNet Communications



  • Jessica Beres, Chesepeake Energy
  • Amanda Payne, WV Division of Highways
  • Chad Pyles, Chesapeake Energy



  • Bill Cornwell, Clear Channel Communications & Marshall University Athletics
  • Taze Thomas, Employers Innovative Network, Huntington, WV
  • Courtney McCoy, James Quick & Associates, Chapmanville, WV
  • Matt Turner, President’s Chief of Staff, Marshall University
  • Corey Johnson, Wells Fargo, Philadelphia, PA


International Affairs

  • Elizabeth Fleming, Intern for Sen. Mitch McConnell, Washington, DC


Modern Languages

  • April Barnabi, VP Bulldog Creative, Huntington, WV
  • Bill Meddings, Production Engineer, Nippon Thermostat, Hurricane, WV


Political Science

  • Sara Payne Scarbro, Deputy State Director and Communication Advisor for Senator Joe Manchin
  • Casey Fitzpatrick, Law Clerk, Office of the Speaker, US House of Representatives
  • Josh Sutherland, Legislative Correspondent for Congressman Nick J. Rahall, III.
  • Megan Kueck, Director, State Government Relations at Equipment Leasing and Finance Association
  • Susan Patrick, Director of Center for Legal Writing; Assistant Adjunct Professor of Law, Liberty University School of Law
  • Andrew Green, Market Analyst, Defense Logistics Agency
  • Matthew Sowards, Legislative Correspondent for Senator Jay Rockefeller



  • Kim Leggings, School Psychologist, Barboursville, WV
  • Ashley Zawodniak, MD
  • Josh Wallace, Safety Officer, Virginia Beach, VA



  • Matt Sowards, Legislative Correspondent,US Senate
  • Griffin McElroy, Deputy News Editor, Austin, TX
  • Adam Davis, Pastor, Mebane, NC
  • Mike Hruska, Contract Administration, Atlanta, GA