Proof that Woodsies are avant-garde, independent academics is Brenda Clemons, a junior professional writing major through the Woods Online program at SMWC. Clemons’ present focus is on the official Alexander Skarsgard website, where she employs social media and marketing to paint the actor from the HBO hit series True Blood in his best light.
One of the first undergraduate students to ever be accepted as an intern for Indiana University's Behavioral Health Unit in Bloomington, Ind., is Shandi Gerkin, a psychology major currently finishing her final year in the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Woods Online program.
Jade Scott, a senior at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and editor-in-chief of the Woods newspaper, makes an excellent case for achieving a well-rounded understanding of your discipline. Scott completed an internship this spring with the Terre Haute Children’s Museum as a public relations intern.
If a tree falls in the forest, chances are Amber Slaughterbeck will hear it. A senior at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Slaughterbeck undertook an internship this past winter with Turkey Run State Park, in Marshall. Completed in May 2012, her internship led to a position as an interpretive naturalist at the Park.
Ashley Tharpe, a Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College campus senior, is an excellent model for preparing for life after graduation. In addition to her hefty academic pursuits, Tharpe completed two internships this Spring 2012, and is currently completing a third with the Indiana State Museum.