Louise Annette (Louanne) Sargent '75
“ My fondest memory is of English professor Norman James stopping on the sidewalk in front of my old Victorian house on Route 213 and calling up to my third-floor apartment, "Louannnnne! Will you sing tonight?" It was one of the most flattering, and simply lovely, gestures of my life. ”
How has Washington College contributed to the person you are?
I chose the liberal arts way versus a conservatory education because I wanted a more rounded curriculum that I hoped would provide more options out there in the "real world." As it turned out, I chose well. After more vocal performance study at the graduate level, I decided to pursue a career in marketing communications and public relations for a Fortune 100 company. My success was built on the strength of my creative undergraduate training in music and art, and being able to think critically, write well, and communicate effectively -- all skills honed at WC.
If you were a Washington College student today, what would you be sure to pursue or take advantage of?
Step out of your comfort zone and take a class or two that will challenge you in ways you cannot imagine. Embrace Chestertown and its unique and gorgeous location -- learn to sail or crew, get close to the water, and embrace nature. Take risks. Be a sponge; be receptive, and present.
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