While we enjoy having students on campus, we also look forward to seeing what they accomplish after they graduate. Our alumni are engaged in exciting leadership roles in a wide variety of professional fields. This section of the McDonough Web site is dedicated to them. It is their space to let current and prospective students know the connections between the McDonough Leadership Program and the wonderful opportunities ahead.

If you are a McDonough graduate, welcome home! In the McDonough’s tradition of “Giving Back the Gift,” we know that you are using your leadership skills to benefit others in your communities all over the world. We appreciate your taking the time to explore this section of the Web site and letting us know what you have been doing lately. We really enjoy hearing from you and celebrating your many achievements.

Alumni Highlight:

Crystal Craycraft '12 (Cohort 22; Organizational Communication/Public Relations; Asian Studies; Certificate in Leadership Studies) is currently in China as part of her Master of Arts in International Studies from Concordia University Irvine, a private Christian university located in Irvine, California. The program allows her to spend one year in China while continuing coursework online. Upon completion in August 2015, she plans to work for a multinational corporation. You can follow her China blog posts by clicking HERE.

Ten-Year Outcomes Assessment:

Click HERE to read the ten-year outcomes assessment of Cohort 14, which graduated in May of 2004.

The McDonough leadership development experience does not end with graduation. Rather, the four years in the program are only the beginning of what we expect to be a meaningful and purposeful life for our McDonough Scholars. We challenge our graduates to LIVE the McDonough mission – “Giving Back the Gift” – from the moment they step onto our campus for the first time, and then afterwards, when they venture out into the world of work. We do not follow the traditional definitions of “success” (e.g., fame, power). Rather, we expect our graduates to live a life that gives them personal and professional fulfillment, while at the same time contributing to society in a purposeful way. If our graduates can achieve those two expectations (fulfillment and engagement), we consider them successful in life.