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Zac Crumb, '14, Assistant General Counsel, Trion Solutions (11/19/20) I just wanted to reach out and say a quick “thank you” for the training and skills I gained from you and the whole philosophy dept. during my time at Albion. I’m currently working as in-house counsel for a company in Troy, MI (metro Detroit). As I work with businesspeople and other professionals day in and day out, it is clear to me how much my logic and critical reasoning training sets me apart from others. I work through problems that directors and executives with many more years’ experience can’t seem to solve. This is especially critical in the chaos of the pandemic, with the stakes of some of these decisions being a bit higher. I notice more and more that my coworkers bring all sorts of problems to me to solve (which has been a blessing and a curse) because they trust that I can come to a solution. I always bought into the idea that the training one gets from studying philosophy is useful no matter where you go and now I’m really seeing that pay dividends.
Zac Crumb, '14 (8/26/14) Just wanted to send you a quick message saying hello. I'm in my first week of real law school classes and this look to be going well. I feel quite prepared and not at all overwhelmed by the substance so far. For this, I'd like to let you know how much I appreciate the entire philosophy department's help in preparing me and helping me to grow and learn. I know that this help is a major part of why I have come this far. Feel free to share this. I hope to keep in touch as things continue. Once again, thanks.
Chris Mantay, ’13, philosophy major, currently in law school at the University of Minnesota. Read what Chris had to say about law school, dated July 23, 2014.
Alex Sovansky, ’13, philosophy major, currently a graduate student in Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
Brian Weiss, ’13, philosophy and psychology double major, currently a research assistant at University of Michigan-Dearborn; Doing research in industrial engineering, specifically in vehicle ergonomics.
Melissa DiRado, ’12, philosophy and political science double major, currently studying law at Syracuse University.
Nate Kirk, ’12, philosophy major, currently working at Bankers Life and Casualty Company, an investment firm in Lansing.
Kathryn Levasseur, ’12, philosophy and psychology double major, currently studying law at Wayne State University; Elected as first year representative of the Woman’s Law Caucus for Wayne State law school.
Olivia Miklula ’12, philosophy major, currently in law school at Boston University; Member of the Women’s Law Association, the Public Interest Project, and the Environmental and Energy Coalition at BU.
Jonathan Rennhick, ’12, philosophy and biology double major, currently a graduate student in Bio-Molecular Science at Michigan State University.
Breanne Patton (Rabish), ’06, philosophy major. She and Bryan Patton wed in 2008. They both attended Notre Dame Law School, graduating in 2009, and they both also work for Sullivan, Ward, Asher & Patton in Southfield, Michigan as attorneys. Their specialty is Insurance Defense Litigation. (Received 12/7/13)