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Amy Gingerich

Amy Gingerich '99

Davis, Calif.
Majors at GC: Bible and religion, communication
Post-graduate education: Courses at Fuller Theological Seminary

At Goshen, Gingerich coveted communication co-curriculars, serving as WGCS student station manager and Record editor. She said Stuart Showalter (former professor of communication) pushed her both to apply for a journalism scholarship and work toward an internship program.

She landed a competitive South Bend Tribune internship and, upon graduation, started as a business writer for the Vacaville (Calif.) Reporter. She is now business editor, writing her own column.

“By taking so many classes in different areas – from history to a little bit of science – it offers me in my job a lot of different skills. I am able to use some of those hardcore researching skills ... and apply those to gathering information,” Gingerich said. “I was always interested in somehow finding a job where I could use communication skills to work in the field of Bible and religion. In the last six to eight months, I realized I want to continue taking seminary courses to further strengthen my knowledge so I can get back into trying to meld those two.”
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