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History Department Alumni

Dear Alumni,

As part of our effort to stay in contact with our former students, we are in the process of updating our alumni database. Please consider providing us some information about yourself, we are looking for background and contact information and would like to hear any news that you want to share with us.

Dr. Matthew Lungerhausen
Department Chair
Winona State University
Winona, MN 55987



Michael Hicks '13

Q: Why are you proud to be a WSU History BA graduate?
A: "My time in Winona took me much further than I ever imagined possible. I came to WSU for a summer class in June 2011, taking Modern East Asian Civilization with Dr. Lungerhausen. That class gave me an introduction to a country that would change the rest of my life.

After graduating in 2013, I moved to China and spent the next three years teaching English, learning Chinese, and traveling across East Asia. Now, ten years later, I am finishing a PhD in modern Chinese history from Penn State University. As the saying goes, you never know what’s around the corner."