Sociology Alumni

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Where are our they now?

Bailey Adkison

(2013) has been awarded a Fulbright award to begin teaching English in Argentina in March 2015. Adkison graduated from with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology and Spanish as well as a certificate in International Studies. Adkison will work at an English institute and assist faculty in training university-level students to become English teachers. The project is expected to last eight months. Following her work in Argentina, she plans to attend graduate school.

Monte Hawkins

(1999) Hawkins graduated  with a Bachelor of Arts in sociology.  After leaving TU, he earned a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland. Since then, Monte has held a wide variety of positions related to criminal justice and counterterrorism, including work for the United States Secret Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the National Security Council. He has also had the opportunity to share his knowledge and experience with others, serving as an adjunct professor of Terrorism Studies at the University of Maryland and now with Georgetown University.

Monte’s current role is as a Group Chief for the Screening and Vetting Group at the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) in Washington, D.C. The Screening and Vetting Group was established to manage NCTC’s support to the Department of Homeland Security and State Department and their passenger and applicant screening programs.

Jake Turner

(2013) was awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student award to teach in Bulgaria for the 2013-14 academic year.  Turner, a double major in sociology and economics, graduated from TU the spring of 2013. His Fulbright experience will involve as serving as an English teaching assistant at a Bulgarian high school. He also will devote 20 hours a week to teaching English at a foreign language school.

Maria Copp, Caitlin Dryke, Alli Price and Elizabeth McCrary 

Sociology majors Maria Copp and Caitlin Dryke, sociology minor Alli Price, and sociology alum Elizabeth McCrary will all be working for Teach for America (TFA) in the fall (2012). McCrary has taught preschool in Las Vegas for the past two years and will return to Tulsa in 2012 to work for the Teach for America organization in an administrative capacity.


Tina Henley