Office of Alumni Engagement

Danielle McCoy

I graduated from Alma in:

2014

I studied:

Integrative Physiology and Health Science

My hometown when I was a student was:

Lake Orion, Michigan

I currently live in:

Nashville, Tennessee

What is your current career/professional role?

I currently work at the Tennessee Department of Health as a Chronic Disease and Health Promotion Program Director focusing primarily on Cardiovascular Disease

My most vivid/best memory of my time at Alma is:

Alternative breaks and spring terms were always my favorite. Whether I was staying on campus or travelling abroad to London, I felt that I was able to have more meaningful connections with fellow classmates and faculty members. Through these experiences, I was able to grow personally by expanding my views of the world.

Statement about how Alma impacted your personal and professional life since graduating.

I was a first-generation college student when I came to Alma College, and it was here that I was exposed to different environments, personalities, and opportunities that helped me envision my future goals. I was able to learn my leadership style at Alma and those experiences have propelled me into the position I hold today.

What current service and/or philanthropy activity are you involved in?

I volunteer with my local church.

Advice I would give a new graduate:

Keep an open mind about your career path. Always be willing to learn and try new things. Never be afraid to go down the road less travelled.

What would you say to a prospective student and their family who was trying to decide if Alma was right for them?

Alma College provides students with the opportunity to explore various career paths with their diverse liberal arts education experience. Alma College exposed me to the field of Public Health during my junior year and I become more passionate about this field every day.

Why Alma still matters to me.

Alma College is a part of my foundation and where I was able to grow into the adult professional, I am today. I hope current and prospective students will take advantage of the building blocks Alma College has to offer as they transition to their next phase of adulthood.