Dr. Thomas Morgan '07
Dr. Thomas Morgan '07 says his LaGrange College chemistry and physics professors
prepared him well for the research involved while earning his doctoral degree in
bioengineering at Georgia Tech and for his current post-doctoral work as a biotechnical
engineer at the university.
Because every LaGrange College Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduate in the
past four years has passed the national licensing exam on the first try—a feat
almost unheard of at colleges and universities—this year's class had an intense
motivation to succeed, says Hannah Lancaster '13.
On a sunny day this April, Wolf Bickel of Switzerland returned to the campus of
It had been 50 years since he had studied here as a Rotary exchange student, but
he says everything about his year on the Hill is just as clear as it was in 1963.
If Clay Butler is switching TV channels and stumbles across E! or MTV, chances
are he will hear a song he composed.
The LaGrange College alumnus has composed music for about 30 television shows,
including the themes to E!'s "Married to Jonas" and MTV's "Totally Clueless."
Megan Waycaster '11 credits the college's Career Development Center with helping
her discover her dream job. But it wasn't an easy process."
"I had always thought I would go to law school because I come from a family of
lawyers and court reporters," says the vivacious blonde from Dalton. "So I went
to the Career Center to see if they could help me get an internship with a local
Dean Young "Blondie" cartoonist Dean Young says, "Coming to LaGrange College has
been the cornerstone of my life. "It taught me the value of learning, and it gave
me the foundation to do everything that I'm doing today," he told a group of students
while visiting campus during Homecoming, where he was honored with the Walter Malcolm
Shackelford Distinguished Alumnus Award.
For LaGrange graduate Lorena Armendáriz, teaching is a calling.
Originally from Mexico, she teaches Spanish at LaGrange Academy, a private K-12
"Giving back is the natural thing to do," she says. "You receive, so of course,
you give back.
From the nursing program at LaGrange College to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta,
Sarah Podbielski achieved her dream of becoming a pediatric nurse.
"I came to work with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta as an RN in July 2008,"
she said,"and I work in the pediatric intensive care unit of the hospital.
They say if you can make it in New York City, you can make it anywhere.
Ali Grieb is well on her way to proving it true.
In May 2009, four days after graduating from LaGrange with a theatre arts degree,
she moved to New York to pursue a career on the stage. Those were scary days, Ali
From supporting hurricane victims along the Gulf Coast to acting as a goodwill
ambassador to Great Britain, Margaret Bagwell's journey reflects her passion for
In 2006, Margaret Bagwell graduated from LaGrange. Inspired by the College's Servant-Leadership
program, she devoted the next two years of her life to ministry as a US2 missionary
for the United Methodist Church.
Grant Miller, Class of 2007, didn't need a TV series to tell him about the West
He walked its halls in the White House while serving on the official photography
staff during the last year of President George W. Bush's administration. He was
present at such historic events as Pope Benedict XVI's 2008 visit and the G20 economic
When Jessica Terrell says she's on a mission from God, believe her.
Jessica, Class of 2003, felt the call to ministry as an undergraduate at LaGrange
College, where she found her life's purpose.