Alumni Stories

Charles Bryant

Class of 2005

Charles Bryant ’05 carves his own path, a fact made obvious just by the name of the financial advising firm he started, Lone Star Wealth Management.

Ashley Campanella '01

Ashley Campanella

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.

Matt Kilgroe

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.

Thomas Leonard '12

Thomas Leonard

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.

Pratichi Shah

Class of 1991

Looking back, Pratichi Shah ’91 says the seeds of the businesswoman she would become were already in the soil at Eckerd College.

Tristram Norman

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.