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Alumni Spotlight

Philosophy and Religious Studies prepares students for a wide variety of careers and graduate programs. See some of our notable alumni below.

William Baird (2006) received his BA in Philosophy. In 2011, he received his MA in Philosophy from Georgia State University, and he is currently a PhD candidate at Southern Illinois University. 

Nakeshia D. Baptiste (2004) double majored in Philosophy and Political Science. She received a Master’s degree in business management from Webster University (MO) and her J.D. from Florida Coastal School of Law. She is currently an associate attorney with the law firm Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano in Philadelphia, PA.

Evan Bockhausen (2006) earned his BA in Philosophy. He’s currently an account executive with United Wholesale Mortgage in Troy, Michigan.

Lauren (Beers) Creighton (2004) double majored in Philosophy and Art Studio. She lives Traverse City, Michigan, where she started her own businesses, 45 Degrees North and Love Traverse City.

Michael Dorman (2012)earned his BA in Philosophy with a Minor in Religious Studies. He is now a graduate student in the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.

Jason Fishel (2004) earned his BA in Philosophy. He went on to complete a MA in Philosophy from Washington State University and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. He is currently an assistant professor at Roane State CC in Tennessee.

Shepard ("Crystal") Gault (2006) was an Interdisciplinary Studies major and Philosophy minor. After working for Microsoft, she is now Creative Producer at iSoftStone (tech company) in Seattle, WA.

Hans E. Sapochak (2012) earned his BA in Philosophy and Minor in Religious Studies. He went on to complete a MA in Religious Studies at Duke University and is currently in Shikoku, Japan, teaching English and studying Japanese language in preparation for grad school to study East Asian religions.