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Stang Stories: Student Podcast Features Alumni

As a freshman, TEDDY ELLIS ‘22 enjoyed guest speakers who came to campus, some of whom were alumni. Ellis wanted more opportunities for students to connect with them, so he launched Stang Stories, a podcast featuring interviews with alumni who share their stories.

Stang Stories expanded into an official student club, so other students could participate. So far they have interviewed nine alumni: JIM MEEKS ’97, KENZIE BOK ’07, TAD HILLS ’81, REV. DR. CHLOE BREYER ’87, FRED MELO ’84, SID RAJU ’12, AMY KAUFMAN ’04, EDWARD CUNNINGHAM ’94, and FARAH PANDITH ’86.

Although there were some challenges when the pandemic hit, the students were able to manage their meetings and interviews over Zoom and continued to interview alumni throughout the year. Ellis says that overall it’s been the best experience talking to alumni, because “everyone has an interesting story, whether they are a known name or not, and the advice they give is great. We’ve enjoyed the conversations.”

Education: What Lies Ahead?

The events of the past several years have been especially challenging for the field of education. But the circumstances of these times have also brought about the potential for growth and innovation. Some of Milton’s alumni and teachers share their perspectives.