Career and Graduate Success

Many Morningside math students go on to teach, pursue graduate and doctorate programs or enjoy fulfilling careers in law, medicine, business, science and technology-related sectors. Graduates occupy roles such as accountant, actuary, statistician, technician, economist or market researcher.

Below are a few stories from our graduates on their successes.

Elise Darlington, Claire Gibbons, Kelly Guy, and Jon Hauswald

In 2014, Elise, Claire, Kelly and Jon worked on a problem in a branch of combinatorial game theory.  Their work resulted in the article “Cops and Robbers on Oriented Graphs,” which appeared in the Rose-Hulman Undergraduate Mathematics Journal. Claire is now attending graduate school at Oregon State University. Kelly works for the Siouxland Community Health Center as a Quality and Data Analyst for the HIV Center. Jon teaches mathematics in Sioux Center, where he also coaches football. Elise Darlington teaches mathematics at Booker T. Washington High School in Pensacola, Florida.

Alyssa Turnquist and Jessie Byrnes

Under the guidance of Chris Spicer, Alyssa, along with another former graduate, Jessie Byrnes, authored “The Sheldon Cooper Conjecture,” which was published in the November issue of the MAA Math Horizons journal. Alyssa recently received an Honorable Mention in the MCM/ICM competition. She graduated in May 2016 and attends graduate school at the University of Arizona. Jessie is finishing her master’s degree at the University of South Dakota and will be working for the government upon graduation.