Alumni & Careers

Studying politics gives students the skills necessary to succeed in an increasingly global, complex, and dynamic environment. A major in politics is good preparation for graduate work in the fields of law, business, journalism, politics, public administration, education, social service, and diplomatic and international affairs.

Distinguished Alumni

Tiffany Sykes

  • Summa cum laude in English and with honors in political science, 2002
  • Intern, American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina, 2003
  • Top advocate, National Council of Law Schools, Constitutional Law Moot Court, 2005
  • J.D. , Duke University Law School, 2005.

John Honeycutt

  • Magna cum laude with honors in political science, 2003
  • Student Government Association president, 2001-2003
  • Admissions officer, Emory & Henry, 2003–2005
  • Masters in public administration, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2007
  • J.D. , University of Tennessee Law School, class of 2010
  • Associate, PennStuart Attorneys at Law, Abingdon, Va.

Christie L. Maloyed

  • Magna cum laude with honors in political science, 2004
  • Ph.D.  in political theory, Texas A&M University
  • Assistant professor of political science, Texas Pan-American University.