Religion & Philosophy
Religion & Philosophy Alumni
Graduates with majors and minors from the Religion/Philosophy Department at MHU are working in a variety of fields, including teaching (from early childhood education to law school), law, the military, church professions (ministers, chaplains—hospital, prison; youth leaders), social workers and counselors, non-profit leadership, journalism, and business.
Jessica Blanford, Class of 2009: double major in Religion/Philosophy and History. Now working as an Americorps/Vista worker at Brevard College.
Josh Boatwright, Class of 2005: Religion/Philosophy major, interested in journalism. Works on staff of the Asheville Citizen Times.
Andrew Chilton, Class of 2008: double major in Religion/Philosophy and English. In graduate school for a Master’s in Theological Studies at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, CO.
Keely Hollahan, Class of 2008: double major in Religion/Philosophy and psychology. Did an Americorps job in Montana doing environmental work and is now in a second Americorps job in Washington, D.C. working with homeless women with H.I.V.
Josh Lail, Class of 2007: Religion/Philosophy major. Currently in seminary and working at a Methodist Church in Valdese, NC.
Lindsay Schrenkel, Class of 2009: double major in Religion/Philosophy and art. Did an internship with the college chaplain while at MHC. Now is a college chaplain at UNCA.
Gray Spainhour, Class of 2006: double major in Religion/Philosophy & Spanish. Now teaching ESL in Henderson County, NC.
Eric Smith, Class of 2000: double major in Religion/Philosophy and English. Earned his M.Th. at Vanderbilt University; then worked on the pastoral staff at Biltmore United Methodist Church in Asheville; now is in a Ph.D. program in Religion at the University of Denver/Iliff School of Theology.
Many MHU graduates attend graduate schools. Religion/Philosophy majors and minors of the last decade have been accepted, attended and/or completed degrees at the following institutions:
Yale Divinity School
Wake Forest Divinity School
Duke Divinity School
Vanderbilt Divinity School
Candler School of Theology at Emory University
University of Memphis in Philosophy
New York University-Gallatin School of Interdisciplinary Studies
The Divinity School at Campbell University
McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University
The Norman Wiggins Law School at Campbell University
The Christopher White Divinity School at Gardner Webb University
Gordon Conwell Seminary/Charlotte extension
Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond
Hood Divinity School
Sunderland University (England) in Philosophy
East Tennessee State University