Evan Dodge Class of 2023

Evan Dodge ’23

History & Secondary Education, Class of 2023
Instructional Assistant
Lexington High School

Alumni Puts His Double Major To Work At Lexington High School

Evan graduated from Merrimack College in 2023 with a double major of History and Secondary Education. He currently works at Lexington High School, but looks back at the time he spent at Merrimack with pride. “Earning my bachelor’s degree from Merrimack has helped me get the skills I needed to succeed in the education field. Without the experience and education I got from Merrimack, I don’t think I would be as successful in aiding students in their own academic journey. Personally, the education I received has helped me better understand the world around me and has allowed me to be a more active participant in my community.”

Evan originally chose Merrimack after seeing how present the sense of community was. “The student body seemed well-connected and the campus was never short of a good time. Being a private school that truly seemed to care about its student body was what set Merrimack apart from other institutions I considered.” Dodge was part of the pep band, the marching band, model UN, the automotive club, served as a resident advisor, a first Year experience mentor, and was in the Honors Program.

“When I was looking at colleges to attend, Merrimack stood out to me as a school with a strong community. It was clear to me as I was touring that Merrimack was committed to the success of their students, and wanted to see every single one of them graduate and learn something along the way.”

When asked if Evan could recall any lessons he learned at Merrimack, he had this to say: “Though I learned many lessons from Merrimack faculty, the most important would be that your peers are one of the best resources you can find. No matter what the situation is, your peers are a valuable source of new perspectives, unknown knowledge, and needed encouragement.”

“While at Merrimack I was a Museum Intern at Lowell’s Boat Shop & Museum in Amesbury, MA. While there I had a number of responsibilities including running the gift shop, processing memberships and donations, giving tours, planning and running events, and aiding in the Museum’s education programs.”