There are no limits to Goucher's success stories. Our graduates leave here and go on to do great things in all different arenas. They pursue graduate studies, they participate in volunteer organizations, and they jumpstart their careers right after commencement. Visit this site often; we will add more stories of our successful graduates—there's no shortage.


Rebecca Bell '13

Communication and Media Studies

"Coming to Goucher and the U.S. allowed me to experience things I would never have had the opportunity to do!"

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Andrew Bernstein ’08, M.F.A. ’15


“I found my people here and I stuck around. I’m excited about the future.”

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Nick Boucher ’14

Environmental Studies: Environmental Science Concentration

“The Intensive Course Abroad (ICA) also gave me an experience that not a lot of people had. I felt very comfortable scuba diving for scientific purposes, not just pleasure. And because of that, I was able to get an internship at the National Aquarium in Baltimore.”

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Bill Condon '95

Communication & Media Studies

“I found that I was using my writing skills, people skills, building rapport—all things I learned at Goucher.”

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Billy Daly ’16


“Try everything, fail most of it, quit the rest, and then find that one thing (or two...or three) that really makes your heart pound and gets your adrenaline pumping.”

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Alex Ebstein ’07

Studio Art

“Goucher was the place where I learned that your interests and your goals can take you anywhere.”

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Edna Ferreira ’18

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

“Goucher is a great place to learn about biology, chemistry, and math because you get to build a close personal relationship with your professors and classmates.”

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John Gasparine '01


“I met my wife at Goucher. I met my best friends at Goucher and have succeeded in business due to my relationships developed at Goucher.”

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Auni Gelles ’10

Sociology & Anthropology

“The community is something that makes Goucher shine: You get to know both students and faculty well, and that gives you a leg up when you’re going into the world to look for jobs.”

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Camden Kimura ’12

Literary Studies

“Learning how to research very quickly was one of the most critical skills I learned in the English program that I apply to my job.”

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Sean McComb ’13

Professional Development Certificate Program

"It was really helpful to get their (Goucher professors) practical advice, along with the theoretical coursework we were working on."

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Madison Salvino ’18

Art History

“Studying abroad in Viterbo demanded that I look at myself honestly. I came to understand my strengths, weaknesses, and to further shape my ambitions.”

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Jamila Thompson ’01


"I wanted to be able to do everything that I wanted to do."

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Laura Tims ’14


“I decided that I wanted to be a writer when I was pretty young. I never really had any backup plan.”

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Todd Troester ’15

Environmental Studies: Environment & Society Concentration

“I like being on the ground floor of things and being a trailblazer.”

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Melissa Weiss ’09

Communication & Media Studies

It’s Monday, so Melissa Leah Weiss ’09 is at home. “I work at a show that airs Sunday night,” she explains, “and it’s live to tape, so we work weekends.”

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David Woodard ’13


“Goucher was the first place I had to start stepping outside my comfort zone. It helped my fixed mindset of ‘I’m not good at this’ start to change.”

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