Class of 2001
When Ashley (Meredith) Campanella ’01 attended Eckerd College, she dreamed of using her education to embark on a career providing dolphin assisted therapy to autistic children.
Class of 1974
The last thing that Larry Greenwood ’74 expected when he first stepped onto the Florida Presbyterian College campus in the summer of 1970, as demonstrations against the war and racism raged across the country, was to emerge four years later as a conservative.
Class of 1986
As a college student in Oregon looking to attend school closer to family in Florida, Dr. D. Ashley Hill ’86 sent away for a brochure about Eckerd College. The waterfront and sunny campus looked good to him after 44 straight days of rain.
Class of 2016
After retiring to St. Petersburg, Chrissy Jackson ’16 had a long career behind her, four grown children, several successful business ventures, and an exciting retirement stretched out ahead.
Class of 1971
When Rob Johnson ’71 and Carolyn Kitchings Johnson ’71 met at Eckerd (then Florida Presbyterian College), they bonded over a mutual interest in social justice.
Class of 1987
For Eckerd Trustee Matt Kilgroe ’87, the path to running an investment firm that manages $1.3 billion in client assets resembled Eckerd’s broad liberal arts approach applied to the real world.
Class of 2012
Thomas Leonard ’12 credits his Eckerd education with giving him the practical skills—project management, trimming a bloated budget, communication, and more—that he needed to succeed in his professional career.
Class of 2012
Taking Intro to Computer Science and Advanced Computer Science at the same time may not be the easiest way to learn to code, but for Tristram Norman ’12, his late-blooming interest in programming during his senior year at Eckerd College made the challenge appealing.
Class of 2006
Sarah Sieloff ’06 has spent her 15 years post-Eckerd College creating a career that defies neat categorization. If the multiple choices were a) urban planner, b) writer/researcher, c) public servant, and d) nonprofit leader, the answer would be e) all of the above.
Class of 1977
As an Eckerd student studying abroad in London, the Honorable Susan Russ Walker ’77 remembers many formative experiences: encountering a new country and culture; immersion in Shakespeare and theatre; and, in a moment that would take on great significance, taking a field trip to the University of Oxford.