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An art education at Elmhurst College leads to a wide variety of exciting careers. Many of our students successfully pursue graduate study in the visual arts; others go directly into rewarding careers as web designers, working artists, teachers, curators, and art directors. Our alumni include:

  • Jonathan Reiman '12, a visual arts teacher at Kenwood Academy High School on Chicago's South Side, has won an Oppenheimer Foundation Grant to fund his ongoing research in antiquarian photography
  • Danielle Dobies '12, a master of fine arts candidate at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, has worked with NIU's Department of Women's Studies to design and execute a mosaic mural on campus
  • Matthew McGuire '11, a high school art teacher in Chicago
  • Maria Marotta '10, an elementary art teacher in Northlake
  • Allison Molloy '09, a high school art teacher in Vernon Hills
  • Bogumil Bronkowski '08 earned an MFA at Northern Illinois University
  • Carrie Schumacher '08 earned an MFA at Northern Illinois University
  • Melissa Jerousek '07, an elementary art teacher in Elmhurst
  • Tom Biegel ’04, a web site and graphic designer in Illinois
  • Minam Apang ’02, who is exhibiting and pursuing graduate work in Mumbai, India
  • Jennifer Miller ’02, a middle school art teacher in Elmhurst
  • Natalie Cooper ’01, a fabric designer for Jones Apparel in New York City
  • Linda Boardman ’94, a painter whose work has been shown at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and many local galleries
  • Derek Chementi ’91, a computer animator for Carl Productions whose art credits include NBC’s Crime Watch and a Motorola television commercial
  • Marianne Graziano ’80, a gallery owner and high school art teacher
  • Steve Loomis ’69, a costume designer living in Hollywood
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