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In the Spotlight: Madison Ramsey ’17

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Madison Ramsey ’17 is putting her archaeology and anthropology major in motion as an archaeological field technician at JMT.

1. What made you choose to attend Lycoming College?

Lycoming College was one of the few colleges that offered a major in archaeology. Combined with the small and intimate class sizes, it was the perfect fit.

2. What is one of your favorite memories, classes, professors, or activities while attending Lycoming College?

I really enjoyed the Food and Culture class and my Anthropology Methods class. Both were taught by Dr. Adams and were a great way to look at the world in a new way.

3. How has your education at Lycoming College influenced or helped you in your life and career?

Lycoming is where I met some of my best friends and began growing into the person I am today. I can't imagine what my life would look like without the influence of my friends, professors, and classmates.

4. What are one or two of your proudest professional or personal accomplishments that occurred after graduating from Lycoming in which your education really played a role?

I've worked on a lot of different archaeological sites, including Native American campsites and plantations, and those were some of the most interesting experiences of my life.

5. What piece of professional advice would you give your fellow Lycoming alumni?

I haven't been working long enough to give anyone advice, but I go wherever my work wants to sends me. They appreciate my willingness to go, and I get to see some new and fun places.


In the Spotlight recognizes members of our alumni community who are doing great things that have been influenced by their time at Lycoming College. Alumni Spotlight submissions are used at the discretion of the College and may be included in the monthly eNews as space and time permit. To participate, submit an Alumni Spotlight questionnaire.