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Alumni Spotlight

Stuart Riepl received his MA from DePaul’s Sociology program in 2015. Stuart is currently a first year PhD student at the University of Connecticut where he is researching. Stuart’s time at DePaul allowed him to develop his research interests and cultivate the skills that are needed as he explores his interests on a professional level. 

The graduate program at DePaul has provided Stuart with an important transition into a PhD level program where he says, “The pace in which things operate are outstandingly fast.” He also emphasized that the relationships that he built at DePaul with various professors was instrumental to his success. Stuart states, “I would like to give a special appreciation to Professor Melanie Jones Gast for her mentorship and dedication toward helping me along the way.”​