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Author: Sara Marsh

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My professional interests include psychology, law, gender studies, and education. Some of my more personal interests are agriculture, creative writing, and philosophy. I am proficient with G-Suite and have spent a year utilizing WordPress as a part of my work on Antioch Engaged. Additionally, I am familiar with people and service-oriented jobs as a result of my past work experiences and have extensive writing skills.

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Compassionate Care: Watkins ’24 at Visiting Angels in Sacramento, California

Sep 17, 2021

I am currently out in California working for Visiting Angels, an in-home care franchise whose mission is to provide a workplace that gives caregivers love and respect while providing compassionate care to clients. They have been providing companionship and care to those in need since 1998, but our little Sacramento office has been open since 2015.

In the mornings, I tend to get to the office building a little before everyone else. I unlock the gate, go inside, turn on the lights, put on my badge, find my seat, and listen for the phone while waiting for the other staff to arrive. Lately, I have been sitting at the receptionist desk because my coworker Savannah’s computer hasn’t been working too well so she reclaimed her old office, but someone has to be at the front desk to greet people and transfer calls. Sometimes I still have to transfer the call to a different staff member so they can answer questions because, as an intern, I am still learning a lot.

My current role in the workplace is to make things just a pinch easier for everyone in the office. I answer the phone, take messages, keep up with the Visiting Angels social media and website, and handle filing or whatever other needs there are. For example, I spun our NOW HIRING sign on the corner of our block and walked between street corners playing classic rock to catch people’s attention. I stopped traffic twice, but we got a few calls from potential future clients while I was outside. I don’t feel as though I do much, though I am told that I am actually very helpful.

Overall, this experience has helped me get closer to figuring out what I want to do with my life and has maybe changed what I want to focus on for my degree. It has also given me the chance to become more educated about mental health, which leans into the psychology area of my degree interest. Since I am keeping up with caregivers and am involved with the behind-the-scenes work, I am learning more about the caregiving system and the reality of what happens to people when their family members cannot do it on their own anymore. Geriatric care is both heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time, but it is something I feel like I need to know about with my long-term goal of going into social work.


Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Kevin McGruder to Publish Book on Philip Payton, the Father of Harlem

Nov 04, 2020

Dr. Kevin McGruder, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of History at Antioch College, has recently completed his second, sole-authored book, Philip Payton: The Father of Black Harlem, which will be published next year by Columbia University Press. The book focuses on the life and successes of Philip A. Payton, Jr. who formed the Afro-American Realty Company in 1903 and, through the media, branded Harlem as a place where black people could live and assembled black investors to begin buying property in the then-predominately white, urban area. It is a follow-up to Kevin’s 2015 book, Race and Real Estate: Conflict and Cooperation in Harlem, 1890 to 1920, and stems from his longheld interest in community formation and urban history. 

Previously, he worked for many years in nonprofit community development, holding positions such as Program Director at Local Initiatives Support Corporation and Director of Real Estate Development with the Abyssinian Development Corporation, as well as embarking on two entrepreneurial ventures that helped celebrate Harlem. 

Kevin was also recently featured in the PBS documentary Trump’s path to the presidency—and the remaking of the Republican Party, where he reflects on Donald Trump’s history with racial issues and how racist stereotypes helped him during his campaign and presidency. 

Photo credits: Audrey Hackett, Kevin McGruder


New Antioch Works Co-op Blog Editor: Sara Marsh ’23

Oct 06, 2020

Friends of Antioch College will be pleased to learn that Antioch Engaged, a journal of social practice and professional engagement for the Antioch community, will be receiving some much-needed attention during the 2020-2021 school year. My name is Sara Marsh and I have recently been hired as the first student blog editor for Antioch Engaged under the Antioch Works program, which provides meaningful campus jobs for every incoming student. Along with Richard Kraince, Luisa Bieri, and Beth Bridgeman, I will be working to edit and publish the backlog of student co-op stories, as well as write spotlight pieces to give students and faculty well-deserved attention. 

Besides writing and editing, my interests include education, law, and gender studies, and I plan to pursue a psychology-focused self-designed major. Prior to Antioch, I lived in Lexington, Kentucky where I attended Bluegrass Community and Technical College while enrolled in high school. As is true now, when I wasn’t in class, I could be found in the library, writing and listening to music. 

As a first-year Antioch student, I have not yet had the opportunity to go on a co-op, but I am excited about hearing all of your stories. I am looking forward to a great year and meeting many new people. Please feel free to let me know if you have any suggestions regarding Antioch Engaged or if you know of any interesting experiences that Antioch faculty and students are having!

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