American studies department celebrates its 25th year

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March 18, 2008

2:32 PM

The American studies department at the College recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. Alumni, faculty and current students enrolled in the program gathered March 15 in the Campus Center’s Trinkle Hall to participate in a roundtable discussion entitled “What’s an American studies M.A. or Ph.D. to do?”

p. The discussion brought together approximately 50 scholars and professors according to W&M News.

p. Moderator Alan Wallach, the Ralph H. Wark Professor of Art and Art History, addressed the group, discussing both the positive and negative aspects of being an American studies graduate.
Alumnus Michael Plater, the Dean of Arts and Sciences at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, as well as the other panelists, underlined the “interdisciplinary outlook” of American studies in career successes.

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