/ Mellon Initiatives


“The Mellon Program has enlightened me to the evolving world of the arts and humanities and given me tools to thrive in my discipline and the digital world we live in.”

—Andrea Antenan

Class of 2016

  • Rebecca Fox is enrolled in a master’s degree program at the Medieval Institute at Western Michigan University.
  • Claire Trivax is enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for a graduate degree in classics.

Class of 2015

  • Allyson Hoffman is enrolled in a master’s program at the University of South Florida in creative writing.

Class of 2014

  • Elizabeth Badovinac is currently a freelance editor for nearly two years, working with projects ranging from short stories and novels to large-scale corporate and academic projects. In addition to critiquing manuscripts, she has also ghostwritten dozens of successful books in both nonfiction and fiction. Previously a writer for the Big Rapids Pioneer news group.
  • Bill Getschmen is operations assistant with the Lansing Lugnuts (Minor League Baseball).
  • Amanda Palomino graduated with a Master’s of Science in Information from the University of Michigan Library Science program.
  • Kevin Wonch is enrolled at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign for a masters in library and information science.

Class of 2013

  • Athina Alvarez is enrolled in the doctoral program at the Sorbonne, University of Paris, in art history and contemporary photography. She has also been promoted to head of creative events at the Karine Garnier Agency.
  • Katie Callem is in the doctoral program at the Harvard Department of Music and was recently awarded the Richard F. French Prize Fellowship for 2014 to support travel to the National Baseball Hall of Fame to in Cooperstown, New York, to study the Steele sheet music collection.
  • Madalyn Muncy is a marketing communications specialist at FordDirect, in Metro Detroit. FordDirect provides digital marketing products and services to Ford and Lincoln dealers across the U.S. and Canada.
  • Daniel Owens is enrolled in a master’s degree program at Trinity College, Dublin, in peace studies. He is an administrative director in Nibakure Children’s Village.
  • Tessa Angell Zanoni is office manager for the Office for International Programs Loyola University Chicago. In 2013–14 she was an English teaching assistant on a Fulbright Commission to Spain.