Alumni and Giving

Moving Forward, Giving Back

A Sense of Community

Personal Pursuits

Our alumni find themselves in exciting professional and personal pursuits. They publish and win awards, become Fulbright Scholars and travel, research and study in prestigious Ph.D. programs, and find successful work as communication specialists, grant writers, editors, authors, literary agents, teachers, and more.

In addition to finding success in traditionally “English” paths, our alumni serve as CEOs, create tech start-ups, lead non-profit organizations, become lawyers, devise communication and training for government programs, coordinate medical programing, and rise through the ranks of Fortune 500 companies. An education in the CSU Department of English opens doors to professions that not only provide professional success, but also intellectual fulfillment and cultural engagement.

English Alumni: Beyond CSU

The stories below provide a glimpse of the broad array of exciting and impactful endeavors undertaken by CSU English alumni across the globe. The interdisciplinary scholarship and creative artistry developed by English educations are instrumental in bolstering these important initiatives.

Humans of Eddy: Lauren Cofer

By | May 1, 2015

Three students from Assistant Professor’s Zach Hutchins’s Spring 2014 section of E440: How Books Get Published submitted work to the Center for Documenting the American South which was later published. We caught up with another one of those students, Lauren […]

Recent English Department Publications, Award Winners, and Publishing News

By | December 22, 2014

New faculty publications and awards reveal the diversi­ty of scholarly and creative strengths in this department. Sue Doe and Lisa Langstraat, Generation Vet: Composition, Student-Veterans, and the Post-9/11 University Zachary McLeod Hutchins, Inventing Eden: Primitivism, Millennialism, and the Making of […]

Call for Alumni News

By | April 30, 2014

The English Department has many great alumni. For example, CSU alumnus George Kalamaras was recently selected Poet Laureate of Indiana, alumna Chloe’ Leisure is the Poet Laureate of Fort Collins, alumnus Justin Hocking’s memoir The Great Floodgates of the Wonderworld […]

Reading: Alumnus Justin Hocking

By | April 2, 2014

Alumnus Justin Hocking is reading tonight from his new memoir, The Great Floodgates of the Wonderworld, at 7:30pm at the Tattered Cover in Denver. Tomorrow night, Justin reads in Fort Collins as a part of the Crow-Tremblay Alumni Reading Series. […]

     English Alum? Share Your Story

When stories about our alumni hit the news or our inbox, we love to share them. Teachers, staff, and fellow alumni are excited to learn about how our friends are doing. Current students appreciate examples of English alumni making a life and making a difference. At the same time, information about English offerings and degree opportunities encourages prospective students to engage, and stories of your impact and success illustrate the true value of English education.

Career Exploration

Qualified English undergraduate and graduate students are offered for-credit opportunities to explore possible career paths before graduation. The English Department boasts an excellent array of rigorous, professional, and intriguing internships. Internship areas include – but are by no means limited to – supervised college teaching; community literacy; teaching English as second/foreign language; editing and publishing; grant-writing and research; online course development and editing; and public education.