We tell stories featuring alumni and friends of the university that are out in the real world, working hard, finding great success and also learning from mistakes. If you’re a student or alum listening to the podcast for the first time, we hope that the stories and advice you hear on the podcast bring to life different aspects of the work world.
The Next Chapter
This two-part story dives into the journeys of two different women on the path to become published writers. Jenny Hale '98 and Molly Odell '76tell their stories from leaving the campus of Longwood and starting careers in fields far from being authors and poets respectively.
In this episode of DAG, we're featuring two stories from Longwood alumni both of whom spent time in Africa and had fascinating experiences that shaped their lives and careers. For both Anna Prow '88 and Alexandra Kenny South '97, their professional journeys began in remote African communities. Their work building relationships with local leaders and resolve to help address challenges changed Anna and Alexandra's lives forever.
On this episode “Resilience” two Longwood alumni started out on a path in life and had an event take place that truly altered their lives. But that didn't stop them, both turned their very tragic personal experiences into an opportunity to make the world a better place. Have a listen to this episode of Day After Graduation featuring stories from Katie Putnam '11 and Candice Parsley '12.
If you want to find out more information about the Eliza Hope Foundation or Cowgirls For a Cure, follow the links below.
Eliza Hope Foundation: https://elizahope.org/
Cowgirls for a Cure: https://sites.google.com/view/cfaccowgirls/about-us
Stay Or Go Part 2
In Part 2 of “Stay or Go,” listeners will return to the story of Amelia Erickson and Makayla Hostetter, both Class of 2019. They’re best friends and decided to go on an adventure to live and teach in rural Quinhagak, Alaska. Their village is in an incredibly remote location which has many implications.
In this episode, Amelia and Makayla weigh the good and the not-so-good aspects of their experience in Alaska. While they’ve made progress teaching students, it’s freezing cold, crazy remote, surprisingly expensive, and other factors all play into whether to stay and teach another year.
Find out whether Amelia and Makayla decide to Stay or Go on this episode of Day After Graduation. (edited)
Stay or Go
Right off the bat, episode 4 plunges into the adventurous lives of Longwood Alumni, Amelia Erickson ’19 and Makayla Hostetter ’19. After they graduated, these courageous women embarked on the experience of a lifetime when they headed to a remote village, Quinhagak, Alaska, for their first year of teaching.
Season 3 Episode 3, “Searching”, tells the stories of two Longwood alumni who reconnected with family members and how these encounters shaped and inspired them as individuals. In this two-act episode, Producer Megan Wilson interviews Dr. Donna Gibson from the class of 1972 and Tom Harrison from the class of 1989. Both of these Longwood alumni demonstrate resilience as they embrace vulnerability and share their unique stories of how they sought out answers to meaningful and impactful questions in their life that were left unanswered.
"Don't Be A Hero"
Years ago I watched a 60 Minutes/Dateline show that said 90% of all restaurants fail. I have always been fascinated by that statistic and enjoyed Burgers & Barbacks and hearing how these individuals got into the industry. Enjoyed Jess Bufford's accidental introduction into the industry. Impressed that she is now owner of four successful restaurants. She and her husband have a saying, "Don't be a Hero." Love that - don't be afraid to ask for help and LISTEN to the advice.
You won't want to miss this!
Intriguing, enjoyable, and educational! had the pleasure of working with Longwood University's Office of Alumni and Career Services to create this new podcast series and I am thrilled to hear the finished product!
Really interesting stories and advice
Well produced podcast that tells some great stories about what lifes like after college. Lot's of great ideas and advice.