Seth Sawyers ’99, History, in The Morning News

Growing up in rural western Maryland, history alumnus Seth Sawyers ’99, history, couldn’t possibly have known what was in store for him—or how his world would expand—as a student at UMBC. Now an English lecturer at UMBC, Sawyers shares some of those initial experiences in an essay appearing in The Morning News:

When I was 18, I left the skinny part of Maryland and woke up in a place paved over with asphalt, girded by concrete, nourished by it. I awoke fascinated by the mechanized hum, disoriented, wide-mouthed before the man-made angularity, the downtown steel visible from the top floor of the college library. I woke up that September in the middle of the great flowering of the American Dream. I woke up in the suburbs.

Read the full story here, and link to additional essays by Sawyers.

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