About HNGR Alumni

Congratulations to HNGR alumna Marissa Tan Sawyer!

Marissa Tan Sawyer '12 (HNGR alum '11) has recently been honored with the prestigious U. S. Public Health Service Award. Congrats, Marissa! Read more about her story.


received M.A degree or higher since 2001 (44% of all graduates since 1976);


received terminal degrees (MD, PhD, Ed, ThD, etc)


have visited the Majority World since graduation


have lived/worked outside the United States

  • American University (JD)
  • Auburn College,
  • Biola University (Intercultural Studies),
  • Boston University (EdD, ThD, PhD Clinical Psychology)
  • California School of Professional Psychology (PsyD)
  • Cambridge University (PhD)
  • Cornell University (MBA)
  • Denver University (MSW, MA Computer Science)
  • Duke University (M.Div)
  • Eastern College,
  • Emory University (M.Div, MPH),
  • Fuller Seminary (M.A. Theology, PhD Clinical Psychology),
  • Georgetown University (MA Sociology),
  • Gordon-Conwell (M.Div)
  • Harvard University (ThD, MPP),
  • Indiana State,
  • Johns Hopkins (MSPH, MPH, PhD Public Health),
  • Loyola University, (MD)
  • Michigan State (MS),
  • Northeastern University (MA Linguistics)
  • Northwestern University (PhD Pathology, MBA
  • Notre Dame (PhD Political Science, JD)
  • Penn State (PhD Sociology)
  • Princeton University (PhD Sociology)
  • Sam Houston State (MA counseling)
  • UCLA (JD, MBA),
  • UC Davis (PhD Ecology)
  • University of Chicago (PhD Chemistry, PhD Sociology, PhD Social Services, MPP, MBA),
  • University of Florida (PhD Anthropology, JD)
  • University of Houston,
  • University of Illinois at Chicago (MD)
  • University of Iowa,
  • University of Kansas,
  • University of Maryland: MSc Conservation Biology)
  • University of Minnesota (PhD, MA Counseling)),
  • University of North Carolina (MPH)
  • University of Utah (MFA Creative Writing)
  • University of Washington (MUP, MPH, MS Epidemiology, MD, M.A. Economics)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (PhD Health Science)
  • University of Texas (MPA, MPH),
  • Washington University (D.Sc.Engineering),
  • Westminster (MAR)
  • Wheaton College (MA Theology, M.A. counseling, MA Intercultural Studies
  • Yale University (JD, MPH)


U of Florida, Seattle University, Rutgers, Brooklyn Law School, American University, Yale Law School, Northwestern University, Notre Dame, UCLA


UIC, USCarolina, Baylor University, Ben Gurion University, Duke University, Eastern VA, Indiana University, Loyala University, Tufts University, Northwestern University, University of Chicago, University of Texas, University of Arizona, University of Colorado,  University of Minnesota, University of North Carolina, University of Pittsburgh, USC, University of Southhampton, University of Washington, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt 


Emory, Tufts, USC, Duke, Johns Hopkins, Tulane, UNC, UCLA, Loma Linda, UIC, UC Berkeley, UofMich, UMinnesota, University of Texas, Yale University Northwestern University


Duke Divinity School, Emory, Covenant Seminary, Alliance Theological Seminary, Princeton Seminary, Southern Baptist Seminary, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Gordon Conwell, Eastern College, Denver Seminary, Fuller Seminary,


Harvard University


writing, computer science, counseling, engineering agronomy, musicology, education, bilingual education, African history, social work, public policy, economics, linguistics, theology etc: University of London, University of Bolivia, Cornell University, UNT, George Mason, Texas A&M, Michigan State, UC Berkeley, University of Minnesota, UC Davis, University of Denver, University of Montana, University of Chicago 


Anthropology (Michigan State, U of Florida), Sociology (UC Berkeley, Penn State, U of C), Ecology (UC Davis), Political Science (Notre Dame, Princeton University), Soil Science (Duke University), Clinical Psychology (Depaul University), Social Services (U of C), Epidemiology (UAlaska), Economics (University of Minnesota), Mathematics, Northern Illinois Univeristy), Chemistry (U of C), Biochemistry (Purdue), International Development (U of Wisc), Pathology (Northwestern), Plant Breeding (Cornell University), Psychology, (Clark University,Fuller); Cambridge (unknown degree), Theology (Boston University)  Linguistics (Michigan State), Public Health (Johns Hopkins), Engineering (Utah State University) 


M.Ed, PsyD, EdD

Advocacy/Law/Human Rights Organizations

Paz y Esperanza, many law firms, Bread for the World, ONE Campaign, Food for the Hungry, International Criminal Court, International Rescue Committee, Red Cross International, DuPage United, Tierra Nueva


World Relief, Lawndale Christian Health Services, AIDS Community Services, LifeNet International, International Justice Mission, Making a Melody, Micah Project, Evangelical Child and Family Agency, Emmaus Ministries, CLAVES, Congo Initiative, Habitat for Humanity, Heartland Alliance, Outreach Community Ministries, Amani Foundation, Opportunity International

Parachurch Orgs

Lutheran Social Services, MCC, Catholic Charities, CRWRC, World Vision, Compassion International


USAID, US State Department, Head Start, Congregational Budget Office, Department of Education, USDA, USAFD, US Army, US Department of Defense, Government Accountability Office, Council on Hemispheric Affairs, California Public Utilities Commission, Americorps, World Bank, United Nations

Research institutions

J-PAL (MIT), Chalmers Center, Haupert Institute, Isthmus & Strait, Sabin Vaccine Institute, Center for Human Nutrition (Johns Hopkins), Nat’l Institutes of Health


many churches such as Willowcreek Community Church


many schools : Whitney Young High School, Montessori (many), Chicago Hope Academy, Teach for America

Higher Education

Wheaton College, Calvin College, UNC, Penn State, Taylor University, Johns Hopkins


Chokee Investment Partners, Tucson Water, Kimberly-Clark, J.P. Morgan & Co., Simply Green, State Farm, Quicken Loans, Charles Schwab, Nations Bank, Southwest Detroit Business Association, GE Capital Technology Finance, General Motors, General Mills Corporation, James Avery Craftsman


ECHO, Springdale Farm, Museum of Science and Industry, EPIC


Many hospitals; Department of Infection Diseases, Cleveland Clinic, Sidney Hillman Health Center, Scripps Memorial


Free-lance photography, graphic design (Cutherell), Making a Melody, Celebration Cinema, First Insigh Corp


CMA, Pioneers, IMB, Mercy Medical Group, Reach Global, Frontiers, Reach Global, Navigators, SEED International, Wycliffe