Alumni Spotlights

In this spotlight series, read more about the work our distinguished undergraduate alumni are doing.

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Garry Nokes ('91): Social Studies Teacher

Undergraduate History and Medieval Studies Major

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Garry Nokes graduated from Notre Dame in 1991 with a Bachelor's in History and Medieval Studies. After a terminal Master's at the University of Chicago, he worked as an editor and wrote books on local history before uniting his interests in education and history in his current job as a middle school social studies teacher in southern Indiana. His experiences remind us of the value of a broad education and his timely advice will help any undergraduates in or considering Medieval Studies. Read more.




Patrick Crowe ('71): English Teacher

Undergraduate Student Worker for Canon Astrik Gabriel

Erin Doppke ('93): Digital Education

Undergraduate English and Latin Major with a concentration in Medieval Studies

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Erin O’Neill Doppke (‘93) earned her B.A. with a double major in English and Latin and a concentration in Medieval Studies (a precursor to the current minor in Medieval Studies). After graduation, a combination of her adaptability and the randomness of life introduced Doppke to the field of digital education. Here she throve, founding and operating her own business for years before taking a full-time job at Cengage, an international company which designs education resources for use all over the world. We asked Doppke to reflect upon her career after Notre Dame and share her experience of adapting her Medieval Studies training to digital education. Read more.