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Alumni @ Work

Where will you go with a degree from SMU?

Recent alumni have pursued a number of different careers. Here are a few examples. For more ideas on what you can do with a degree in history, download the Careers in History PDF.

Are you a history alum? Tell us what you've been up to!

Peter Groom ’95 has taught history and Spanish at Fenwick High School in Oak Park,illinois since 1996. He has chaired the Social Studies Department and is now co-principal. He holds a master’s degree in education and received Fenwick’s Outstanding Teacher Award in 2007.

Chad Alexander ’99 earned a law degree from William Mitchell College of Law and is now a Minnesota attorney specializing in medical malpractice and personal injury litigation, especially cases resulting from asbestos exposure.

Kristen Kozlowski ’01 earned a law degree at John Marshall Law School and now practices law in the Chicago area. She is also currently the secretary of the Polish-American Legal Society in Chicago.

Michael Walsh ’01 teaches history at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Baltimore, Maryland, where he is also chair of the social studies department. After graduating from Saint Mary’s, he and his wife served as Peace Corps volunteers in Suriname. He holds a master’s degree in education from Columbia University, New York.

Timothy Chesterman ’08 works for the Minnesota Historical Society. He began as a guide at the society’s Split Rock Lighthouse on Lake Superior and now works as a guide and educator in the History Center at the society’s St. Paul museum.

Ryan Soukup '10 is a specialist in the United States Army, 407th Civil Affairs Battalion out of Arden Hills, MN.

For more information contact:

Tycho de Boer, Ph.D.
Chair, History Department
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
700 Terrace Heights #1419
Winona, MN 55987-1399
(800) 635-5987, Ext. 6995