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Class Marshal Writes Next Chapter of Career

Margaux Derevin '14 poised to teach high school English in the fall

Jul 1, 2014 | Article by: Laura Bulman

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Margaux Deverin '14


Margaux Deverin ’14 has moved 14 times throughout her life, but she’s not ready to say goodbye to Central New York just yet. A dual major in English and textual studies and in English education, she has accepted an English teaching position at a high school in the greater Syracuse area, adding one more accomplishment to an already impressive resume.

Deverin acknowledges The College of Arts and Sciences for helping her achieve her goals. "As a member of the Dean’s Team, I helped improve the class enrollment process," she says. "And through the Spector/Warren Fellowship [a Regional Holocast and Genocide Initiative], I participated in a six-day learning intensive in Houston. The experience provided me with crucial information that will help me as I begin teaching this fall.”

Of all of her remarkable achievements, Deverin is most proud of having served as The College's class marshal and delivered the 2014 Senior Address. “It was a supreme honor to send off the Class of 2014 with my own words,” Deverin says.

Deverin spent her four years at Syracuse University actively involved with the Hendricks Chapel Choir, working in The College's admissions office, and exploring campus and the surrounding area. She could frequently be found at concerts on campus or on nearby Wescott Street, in the beautiful parks around the City of Syracuse, at the Redhouse Arts Center, or shopping at Destiny USA.

A wise and happily employed alumna, Deverin is eager to share her insights with rising seniors.

“Identify the type of career that fulfills you, challenges you, and motivates you," she says. "Learn everything you can about that line of work, and then see what you offer that can innovate the field and inspire others. Use the level of critical thinking that you acquired in your Syracuse University courses to your advantage, and don’t forget to seek the help of the professors you've loved. They’re there for you, even after graduation.”

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