Historian at Naval History & Heritage Command
Fulbright-Schuman Scholar, 2019-2020
“Saint Thomas gave me a strong dose of the type of self-discipline required to advance academically. Choir gave me focus. In choral singing, a lack of focus can lead to an embarrassing mistake that can bring down the entire performance of the group. When performing under the baton of Dr. Gerre Hancock, I learned very quickly to focus exclusively on the task at hand. Gerre compelled us to bring our “A” game to every performance, as did leading choristers of the era such as Julian Wachner and Dana Marsh (both of whom are now world-class conductors).
Without question, St. Thomas was the foundation to any success I have achieved in life. I think about my experiences there often and feel blessed to have attended such an esteemed institution.”