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Ginger Morgan-History

Ginger Morgan (’02 History grad)
Counterterrorism, United States Central Command (USCENTCOM) (Tampa, FL)

“I work with counterterrorism for United States Central Command (USCENTCOM) at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida. Because CENTCOM covers Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, my daily activities involve monitoring databases and chat rooms. I deal with current historical events in the Middle East, studying Middle Eastern history and aspects of the Muslim religion to better understand the problem in my area of responsibility.

“The history degree at PCC gave me the skills needed to accomplish my job, skills such as writing, analyzing information, and researching. History helps me to understand the past to be better able to plan for future events.”

Sarah Stockman (’07 History grad)

  • Membership Assistant, Home School Legal Defense Association (Purcellville, VA)
  • M.A. in Bible Exposition: Pensacola Theological Seminary

“I work in our membership department, taking phone calls from members, processing memberships, traveling to homeschool conferences to represent HSLDA, and assisting with special interoffice projects. I enjoy interacting with homeschooling families and having a small part in protecting the freedom to homeschool without excessive government intervention.”

“The most valuable thing to me about PCC is the Christ-centered focus of the faculty and course work. There are many places where students can learn the ‘how to’ of their field, but there are not many places where students are taught and encouraged to incorporate their Christian faith into their careers and lives.”

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Jason Kellhofer (’98 History grad)

  • Lawyer/Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Juris Doctorate: Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

“As a Trial Attorney for the Department of Justice’s National Security Division’s Counterterrorism Section (DOJ NSD/CTS), I assist in the investigation and prosecution of those involved in terrorist-related criminal activity. This entails advising the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and then collaborating with other members of the U.S. intelligence community regarding highly classified investigations. This position requires a great amount of travel, both domestic and internationally.

“Although I had intended to go straight to law school after college, an unexpected opportunity to teach 5th and 6th grade Bible and English at Grace Christian Academy in Taipei, Taiwan, presented itself. This was an opportunity to not only broaden my horizons and earn some money before law school, but an opportunity to put into practice and pass on many of the principles I learned at PCC. After an amazing year in Taiwan, I submitted applications to a few law schools and was accepted into Cleveland State University with a full-tuition scholarship based on my academics and life experiences. I graduated from law school a semester early and with Magna Cum Laude honors.

“As a freshman, during the first day of my first History class, Dr. John Reese defined history as an account of the relationship between God and man. It was this type of perspective that defined my PCC experience and this type of perspective that took shape in all I did. PCC provided me an excellent education: my history major taught me to look to the details of the past and to apply these lessons to the future, and my classes as an English minor taught me foundational skills in communicating. Nonetheless, the most important thing I learned was perspective—to put God in the center and let the rest radiate from there.”

Kris McWilliams (’97 History Ed. grad)

  • Vice Principal and High School Supervisor, Temple Baptist School (Herndon, VA)
  • M.S. in Educational Administration: Pensacola Christian College

“My daily responsibilities include teaching World History, American History, and physical education. I love the fact that I get to teach history from a Christian perspective and see God’s hand throughout history.

“My bachelor’s degree in History Education with a second teaching field in physical education helped prepare me to teach both subjects on the secondary level, while my master’s degree in Educational Administration helped prepare me for the administrative responsibilities that I have at our school.”