One of the wonderful things I’m learning about Stephens College is that it really provides women with an education that transfers to just about any profession. The confidence, life skills and solid liberal arts education students get here really applies to any setting.
Our alumnae have gone on to be astronauts, pathologists and artists—and, of course, actors and dancers and writers and businesswomen. Here are two making news this summer.
Alumna Amanda Adams is an assistant professor of equine immunology at the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center, where she’s just received a prestigious grant, The Horse website tells us.
Adams’ research revolves around the immune system of older horses. Basically, she’ll use funding from the Waltham-Buckeye Equine Research Grant to improve the health and well being of aging horses by improving the function of their immune systems, she says. Read more about her work here.
And Stephens alumna Lisa Sherman has recently accepted a new role at First Christian Church in Ashland, Nebraska. According to the Ashland Gazette, she started duties June 2 after moving from St. Joseph, where she pastored two churches in the area. Her Christian calling follows a career as a stand-up comedienne.
Perhaps most amazing in Sherman’s role as an adopted parent. She and her husband, Adam, adopted five children, including two children who are autistic and one boy is his deaf and blind.
“But they are absolutely a complete blessing,” she told the paper.
Read more about her amazing life and career change here.