Lucas Dayhoff '14
In the fall of 2014 I will be attending Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland, where I will pursue my Master’s degree in Secondary Social Studies Education. The History department here at Elizabethtown has been a huge guiding force for me during my college experience. When I started at Elizabethtown, I did not know if I wanted to pursue an undergraduate degree in Social Studies Education, so I decided to major in history, minor in political science, and—if I were still interested in teaching—pursue my Master’s degree in education. The small and engaging history classes at Elizabethtown convinced me that I do want to establish a career in teaching. My history coursework also honed my ability to articulate myself in a clear and efficient manner, skills which in turn made all the difference with graduate school interviews. Furthermore, my research experience as a history major proved to be a deciding factor in my successful application for a graduate assistantship at Mount Saint Mary’s University. I will be working in the Learning Services department teaching first-years students how to conduct research and craft convincing arguments. In exchange, I will receive full tuition remission! My favorite topics are twentieth-century European history and Asian history, with a concentration on early Cold War interactions. The history faculty has been nothing but supportive during my time in Elizabethtown. I would not be the student I am today without their guidance and support, and for that I am eternally grateful.