Monday, August 1, 2011

Jerry Stenquist

I am attending George Washington University Law School, class of 2014. As
the oldest law in school in DC, it is one of the top ranked schools in the
nation. While most law students study law as generalists, I have not decided
on an emphasis within law at this point. However, I am greatly interested in
health care, international, and human rights law. For both of
these emphases, GW serves as an excellent law school with prestigious
programs for both endeavors.

-Jerry Stenquist

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Jennie Briggs

Dear Dr. Abbott,

I just realized that I hadn't e-mailed to let you know that I got into the graduate program! I'm currently taking my last pre-req (stats for behavioral sciences) and will start the program in August. I'm so grateful for your support and letter of recommendation!

It is the Professional School Counselor Education Program through Utah State University. I've added the link to the website below:

Thank you and have a wonderful day!


Jennie Briggs
Director, Equity in Education Center
Utah Valley University
800 West University Pkwy. MS 139
Orem, Utah 84058
Losee Center (LC) 303b

Friday, June 24, 2011

Amber Whatcott

Hi Scott,

I just wanted to tell you thank you for writing me a letter of
recommendation for graduate school at Utah State. I am pleased to inform you
that I will begin the MS Psychology program this Fall! I really appreciate
you taking the time to write me a letter. I also appreciate the help and
support that you offered me during my undergraduate studies at UVU. I had
the desire and confidence to apply to graduate school in part because I had
such great mentors, such as yourself, in the Integrated Studies program. I
look forward to taking this next step and continuing my education.

Thanks again!

Amber Whatcott

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Billy Swadley Updates

Billy Swadley with Senator Orrin Hatch

Graduated 2010
B.S. Integrated Studies with Emphases in Religious Studies and Business Management


You may be interested to learn of my new job. I recently accepted a staff position in Senator Hatch’s Provo office. Last week I assumed my new responsibilities and have greatly enjoyed the work thus far. USU has allowed me to defer until fall of 2012. In the meantime, I plan to keep up on Mormon political figures so I can continue my research down the road. I hope all is well for you at UVU.



I have good news! I was accepted to the history program at Utah State University. I was also accepted into American University; for a host of reasons, I am planning to attend USU. Also, my capstone paper was published by Square Two Journal. Thank you for writing a letter of recommendation on my behalf. Additionally, I appreciate all that you and many others in the Integrated Studies program have done to assist me in my academic progression. I hope all is well for you. Here is the link to my article:

Billy Swadley 4/22/2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Dylan Witt "Greetings From Guaman, Volta Region, Ghana!"

Dylan Witt
Graduated 2009
B.S. Integrated Studies with Emphases in Environmental Studies & Earth Science

Dear Scott,

I hope that your semester went well.  I have to admit that I am a bit
envious of you; it feels strange not to be on a college campus 80
hours a week anymore.  I miss the atmosphere that existed in the
classroom, but I have learned to create one- person classrooms inside
my bedroom here in Ghana.  I've started at- home GRE and LSAT prep
courses, which have served the dual purpose of keeping my mind sharp,
while simultaneously keeping my post- Ghana options open.

I am about six months into my Peace Corps service, and it is going
incredibly well.  Obviously, it has been a very hectic six months, and
there have been hundreds of minor and major adjustments I have had to
make.  With that said, I feel so at home in my town and job, that I
cannot think of a time in my life that I have been happier than I am
right here right now.

The purpose of this email is really just to thank you for how well
your courses prepared me for my work here. Not only did my senior
thesis give me a lot of focus and direction in my goals and
aspirations, but working with you in the topics courses helped me
learn to communicate more clearly, and understand the underlying
complexity of issues that I had previously tended to examine
superficially.  The skills you taught me will continue to aid me in my
work here and elsewhere.

If you want to get a little glimpse into my life right now, feel free
to watch a few of the short videos I have posted on my YouTube account
(  I can only post videos when I am in
Accra, so I have gotten behind in that department, but I will be
updating it again soon.

Once again, thank you for your support in my education.  You really
helped make my experience at UVU a positive one.  Send my regards to
your fellow faculty, the students in the major, as well as Lynn.


Corom Hughes

Corom Hughes
Graduated 2006
B.S. in Integrated Studies with Emphases in Analytic Communication and Multimedia Communication

"I am writing to let you know what I am doing now. I finished my Masters of Social Work and I currently work for the Utah County Division of Substance as a clinical therapist. I work at the Utah County Jail as the program manager of the On Unit Treatment (OUT) program. The program is for inmates with substance abuse problems and the majority are court ordered to complete the program before their release. I am attaching a study of the effectiveness of the program. This has truly been a rewarding career change that feels right. Let me know if I can do anything to help out with the Integrated Studies program and Thank you.

Corom Hughes"

John Calder

John Calder

John Calder

Graduated 2008

Emphases in Earth Science / Philosophy

Graduate School: Brigham Young University
Program: Master's in Biology
I am studying the physiological mechanisms in aspen that facilitate decline as conifers invade the aspen stands. It is great research and working hard on my senior thesis helped me to know how to gather and evaluate the literature relative to my study.