Carol Gentithes

Degree and Year: 
BA 1978
Professional Title: 
Sculptor
Employer: 
Self-Employed

Professional Background: 
After graduation, I worked in the travel industry arranging air travel for UN delegates, escorting groups to Russia & China, working on tourist campaigns to promote international destinations, traveling the globe for research/development et cetera. I returned to school in 1990 to get a Fine Arts degree in ceramics, and from there was awarded grants and artist residences in Tennessee, Estonia and China. Presently, I have a studio and gallery that I own and manage with my husband Fred Johnston in Seagrove, NC.

How has being an English graduate from Duke University helped shape your professional success?: 
Analytical strength and a worldwide perspective are my crucial life skills that came directly from an English degree at Duke University. To this day I peruse books to satisfy curiosity and fuel the imagination which then emerges into my work.