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Valdosta State University Philosophy and Religious Studies Majors who are now in Graduate School:

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Jason Cole Singletary, 2013, MA program in Philosophy, Kent State University, completed the MA 2015 and accepted to the PhD program in Philosophy at Syracuse University in 2015
Jonathan Lollar, 2015, MA program in Applied Philosophy and Ethics, Texas State University
Heather Palmer, 2015, MA program in Applied Philosophy and Ethics, Texas State University
Danielle Roush, 2015,1 year MA in Philosophy, University College London
Joseph Aaron Calheiros, 2015, MPA program, Valdosta State University
Crystal Carey Parten, 2006, EdD Educational Leadership, Valdosta State University, accepted 2014
Leanne Johnson, 2014, Indiana Wesleyan University Seminary program with concentration in Women, Children, Youth, Family Ministry
Sandra Jones, 2014, MSW Social Work, Valdosta State University
Michael Richard Stalvey, 2014, MS program in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Valdosta State University
Colin J. Law, 2013, MA program in Religion, University of Georgia
Patrick Spurlock, 2013, MLIS program, Valdosta State University, currently Access Services Librarian for the SIT (School for International Training) Graduate Institute and SIT Study Abroad in Brattleboro, Vermont
Pamela Johnson-Spurlock, 2013, MLIS program, Valdosta State University Librarian of the Silsby Library in Charlestown, Vermont
Angelique Witmer, 2013, MLIS program, Valdosta State University, 2013, Analyst, Florida Department of Elder Affairs
David Gregors, 2013, JD program, Florida Coastal School of Law
Ed Rollins, 2013, MDiv program, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Tim Malone, 2012, MD program, specializing in Military Medicine, Medical College of Georgia
Alexander Lawhorne, 2012, JD program, University of Michigan Law School, attorney with Georgia Legal Services Project in Albany, Georgia
David Durden, 2012, graduate program in Musicology, Brandeis University
Natalie Barfield, 2012, Masters Program in Urban and Regional Planning, Florida State University
Brittany N. Bell Turner, 2012, JD Program, The University of Georgia School of Law, passed the Bar Exam in October 2015 and with the firm of Speed, Seta, Martin & Trivett LLC in Lawrenceville, Georgia.
Brendan "Bo" Mullen, 2012, LL.M. program, Florida State University School of Law
Kelly Strickland, 2012, MLIS program, Valdosta State University
Joseph Colson, 2012, MDiv program, Moody Theological Seminary and Graduate School
Patrick Montooth, 2011, Masters in Public Administration, Florida State University
Heather Mashburn, 2011, Masters in Liberal Studies with English Concentration, Clayton State University, Elected to Student Government Association Fall 2011
Christopher Parker, 2011, Masters Program in Philosophy, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, degree conferred 2012, PhD program in Philosophy, University of Cincinnati, accepted 2012
Victoria King, 2011, Masters in Photography, Savannah College of Art and Design
Terrance Taylor, 2011, Masters Program in Professional Counseling, Richmont Graduate University
Travis Simmons, 2010, Masters Program in Library and Information Science, Valdosta State University
Benjamin B. Scott, 2010, Masters in Public Administration, Valdosta State University
Ferron Johns Yi, 2010, Masters Program in Criminal Justice, Boston University
Shantae Marie Lynn, 2012, Masters Program in Education - School Counseling, Valdosta State University; Enlisted in Georgia Army National Guard October 2015
Patrick John Taylor, 2009, Masters Program in Philosophy, University of Oregon
Kathleen Kirk, 2008, MM Program in Vocal Performance, Northern Arizona University, International Student Advisor at Georgia Tech
Nicholaus Pumphrey, 2007, Masters Program in Religious Studies, Vanderbilt University; PhD Program at Claremont Graduate University School of Religion, 2009, currently Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Baker University, Baldwin City, Kansas
Amanda Pumphrey, 2007, completed the MA in Religion and American Politics at Claremont in 2010 and began the PhD Program in Women's Studies in Religion at Claremont Graduate University, 2011
Jeremy K. Baker, 2007, St. Mary's University School of Law, Texas, currently an Assistant District Attorney in the Southern Judicial Circuit.
Stephen Everett, 2005, PhD Program in Philosophy, University of South Carolina
Brad Matthews, 2005, International MBA Program, Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina
Jackie Caldwell, 2005, Masters in Sociology, Valdosta State University
T. Harvey Greene III, 2005, Physician Assistant Program, Barry University
James Hitchcock, 2005, MA Program, Georgia State University
Brad Lenz, 2004, PhD Program in Humanities, Florida State University
Jason M. Lewis, 2004, PhD Program in Religious Studies, Syracuse University. Jason earned his Juris Doctor at Georgetown University Law Center, and is now a practicing attorney in Alexandria, Virginia.
Demarcus Marshall, 2004, MPA Program, Valdosta State University. Degree conferred 2005, elected to the Lowndes County Commission in 2012.
 

 

VALDOSTA STATE UNIVERSITY PHILOSOPHY MAJORS AND WHAT THEY ARE DOING NOW:

Idella Moore was the first female Philosophy major graduate.  She also received an MA in History from Florida State, and is now the leader of http://www.4era.org, the only national single-issue Equal Rights Amendment organization in the country. http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm/dyn/aid/2224 http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=9311591
John Robbins graduated with a BA in Philosophy in 1982. He is now a nationally renowned defense attorney in Alabama. John’s picture recently appeared on the front page of the New York Times, and he has been featured on such news programs as PBS's NewsHour. He was honored as an outstanding alumnus in 2012: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/media-jan-june02-birmingham_04-18/
Niles Reddick graduated with a BA in Philosophy and a minor in Sociology in 1988. He is currently Vice President for Academic Affairs at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Georgia and has become a well known writer and editor. He was honored as an outstanding alumus in 2011: http://nilesreddick.com/
Anna Mitchell Hall graduated with a BA in Philosophy in 1996 and received her MDiv degree from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in 2008. She is now enrolled in the PhD program in Adult Education and the Interdisciplinary Qualitative Studies Graduate Certificate program at the University of Georgia.
Mark Redermahl graduated with a BA in Philosophy in 1987 and is now an Assistant United States Attorney in Atlanta, Georgia.
Joe Newton received his BA in Philosophy in 1991 and is currently serving as Chief Technology Officer at VSU. http://www.valdosta.edu/about/news/releases/2005/10/joe-newton-100705.php

Bruce Morgan earned a BA in Philosophy in 1991, and earned a Master's degree in English Literature from VSU in 1998. He is now earning his second Master's in Theological Studies at Iliff School of Theology, which is connected to the University of Denver in Colorado. He is continuing to teach at Charlton County High School, including college level courses (English 1101 and 1102; Introduction to American Literature) in the dual enrollment program, for students in high school receiving college level credit. There is also a picture of Bruce Morgan and Ron Barnette on our department history page: http://mypages.valdosta.edu/chjames/history.html
Nick Hodge graduated with a BA in Philosophy in 1994, and went on to earn a BS in Education in 1997 and a Masters in Education in 2009. He currently teaches at Berrien High School.
Pam France earned her BA in Philosophy in 1995 before attending Asbury Seminary. She is now serving as an Ordained Methodist Minister.
Mark A. Taormina graduated with a BA in Philosophy in 1996. He worked towards his Doctorate of Philosophy at the University of Georgia and is an HIM Systems Analyst at Athens Regional Medical Center.
Randy Acree graduated with a BA in Philosophy in 1985 and is currently a practicing Attorney and member of the Georgia State Bar, living in Fernandina Beach, Florida.
Lance Eric Neff received his BA in Philosophy in 2001, and received a Master of Theological Studies from Weston Jesuit School of Theology. He also graduated from Florida Coastal School of Law and is now a practicing attorney in Florida.
Jason Johns earned his BA in Philosophy in 1999 and is now an attorney and partner with Jackson Walker LLP in Houston, Texas. http://www.jw.com/Jason_G_Johns/
He was honored as an outstanding alumnus in 2013.
Jason Morris received his BA in Philosophy in 1997, and went on to earn a Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine from Temple University. He is now the Director of the Laser Division of the Village Podiatry Centers, based in Atlanta, Georgia.
Alan Bernstein graduated with a BA in Philosophy in 1981 and went on to earn many graduate degrees including a Doctorate in Education in Curriculum and Instruction. He is now the Dean of Libraries at Valdosta State University's Odum Library,  http://www.valdosta.edu/about/news/releases/2012/05/bernstein-052512.php Alan was also instrumental in the visits of Mr. Pythagoras on the Valdosta State College Campus in 1980-1981: http://mypages.valdosta.edu/chjames/Mr_Pythagoras[1].JPG
He was honored as an outstanding alumnus in 2014.
Ray Peace graduated with a BA in Philosophy in 1974. He is now an Instructor of Philosophy at VSU and a performing musician.
Ralph J. Hiers received his BA in Philosophy in 1993 as is now a practicing attorney in Atlanta, Georgia.
Jeremy Jones graduated with a BA in Philosophy in 1997. Jeremy attended Asbury Seminary and is now an Ordained Methodist Minister.
Mike Bass received his BA in Philosophy in 1985 and is now a practicing Attorney in Valdosta.
Jennifer Ferrell is a human rights worker and a member of Koinonia Partners community and farm.  Koinonia Partners remains a major center of Christian human rights activism, and was the Americus, Georgia birthplace of Habitat for Humanity: http://www.koinoniapartners.org/History/
Christopher Rogers works for the U. S. Department of Defense, contracted out to Lockheed Martin in the Information Technology section as an I.T. Specialist/PC Analyst Level II. Previously, Christopher worked for the District Attorney in Houston County (Central Georgia) and worked with Assembly of Democrats in Madison, Wisconsin.
Michael O. Holt graduated with a BA in Philosophy in 2004. He is currently an Assistant Professor and Reference Librarian in the Odum University Library. His book of historic photos of Valdosta was recently published by Arcadia Publishing as part of its Images of America Series. Click on the link for the book available on Amazon: http://amzn.to/pyj5ly
Andrew McClure graduated with a BA in Philosophy in 2008. He is currently a Project Manager with LexisNexis, doing computer assisted legal research.
Larry Dean graduated in 2011 after majoring in Criminal Justice and taking a variety of upper level courses in Philosophy. He was drafted into the NFL and played for the Minnesota Vikings until 2014. He then played for the Buffalo Bills for a year, and in 2015 he was signed to the Tamba Bay Buccaneers until September.
Michael "Mykell" Barlow was a major in Philosophy and Religious Studies, concentration in Religious Studies, in 2010. Since then he and his music have been on MTV, and he won a starring role in a television program starring The Situation from Jersey Shore through the Yobising contest http://yobi.tv/yobising/tags/contest_entries/mykell_barlow  His friend, filmmaker Justin Patten, graduated with a BA in Philosophy and Religious Studies in 2008. You can reach Mykell and Justin on Twitter: http://twitter.com/officialmykell

Photo of Mykell and Justin in Los Angeles: http://twitpic.com/6ol5pw
Pamela Johnson-Spurlock graduated in 2010 with a General Studies concentration in Philosophy and Religious Studies, she now works at the Thomas County Public Library, Thomasville, Georgia. She was accepted to the MLIS program at Valdosta State University in 2013.
Patrick Spurlock graduated in 2011 and works at the South Georgia Regional Library. He was accepted into the MLIS program at Valdosta State University in 2013.

 



 

 

 

Congratulations to all the graduates!

See what our former students have to say about the department:

Video promoting PHIL and REL core classes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDcCCFIMyFg Video with captions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_84uYRiaPQ

Our graduates have excellent careers in education, law, library and information science, the arts, and social services. Scroll down for some of their stories:

Jonathan Lollar, MA program in Applied Philosophy and Ethics, Texas State University, 2015: "The Philosophy department at VSU was instrumental in getting me into graduate school. We covered an incredibly wide range of philosophical concepts, as well as a wide timeline of writings. I was able to take courses in ancient, medieval, and modern philosophy, as well as everything in between. When asked about my fields of study on graduate school applications I was able to list much more than just the popular philosophers that admissions departments are used to seeing. The courses are also writing intensive and helped me to boast quite the writing portfolio to submit to graduate programs. One of the most valuable aspects of the VSU department is the access to presentations. Most of the courses require you to give presentations in the class, but there is also the symposium where students are required to present a thesis to the public before graduation. This, as well as being given the opportunity to publish in the Omnino Journal are fantastic things to have on your resume when you are applying to graduate schools as an undergrad. Since I have started graduate school, I’ve noticed how much the Philosophy department at VSU really did for me to help me be successful. After being accepted into a Masters program in Philosophy at Texas State University, I was offered a job as a teaching assistant and now teach three classes every Friday, as well as giving presentations in my graduate level courses. Giving as many presentations as I did during my time in the department at VSU gave me the confidence and experience needed to take all of this and stride and be comfortable enough to control my own classrooms. I have also participated in public lectures each semester that have been at my graduate school. The confidence to be in front of my peers, as well as a room full of strangers, was something that was really invaluable to gain from the Philosophy department at VSU." __________________________________________________________________________________

Kathleen Kirk, MM Program in Vocal Performance, Northern Arizona University, 2008: "Receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from VSU gave me a competitive edge when applying to graduate programs. In particular, analytical skills and research assignments from these classes helped me to stand out with graduate applications. In fact, I used my final Capstone paper as my writing sample to apply for a 2-year Graduate Assistantship, one which I successfully attained. Upon finishing graduate school, I got a job at the Georgia Institute of Technology's Language Institute, which provides English as a Second Language programs to international students and other non-native English speakers. In my current position, I act as lead international student advisor to approximately 1000 ESL (English as Second Language) students annually. In addition, I represent the Language Institute at state, regional, and national conferences, and I will be taking a recruitment trip to Central Asia in a month to represent the institute at an education expo. My degree in Philosophy helped me gain a greater perspective on how others view the world and thus helped me nurture the empathy, compassion, and cultural awareness so valued in the field of international education. Problem-solving is another coveted skill in my field. Due to my degree work in Philosophy, this is a skill that I have come to embrace, and I find the challenge thrilling."

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Alan Bernstein graduated with a BA in Philosophy in 1981 and went on to earn many graduate degrees including a Doctorate in Education in Curriculum and Instruction. He is now the Dean of Libraries at Valdosta State University, http://www.valdosta.edu/about/news/releases/2012/05/bernstein-052512.php Alan was also instrumental in the visits of Mr. Pythagoras on the Valdosta State College Campus in 1980-1981: http://mypages.valdosta.edu/chjames/Mr_Pythagoras[1].JPG "As a philosophy major and Valdosta State graduate (class of 1981), I have very fond memories of my years at Valdosta State and the amazing experiences being a philosophy major. There is little doubt that the love of learning and love of knowledge that I have to this day (and the four additional academic degrees I have since earned from Valdosta State!) are due, in large part, to my philosophy days during my undergraduate years. The warm, intense, professional interactions with the faculty; the casual, friendly, motivating culture of the department and program of study; the collegiality, camaraderie, and the level of faculty dedication were tremendous motivators. Ultimately, beyond the pleasing environment, was solid instruction with a breadth of curricula allowing flexibility coupled with academic rigor. Every philosophy class I took provided me knowledge, of course, but often there was revelatory experiences of “how to learn,” “how to apply the knowledge I was gaining,” and “how to logically, rationally, and realistically” interpret data in all walks of life, not merely the philosophical disciplines. Without hesitation or doubt, I would contend that my philosophy degree from Valdosta State, coupled with a welcoming and supportive total college culture, has played an enormous role in my life’s successes -- from teaching part-time in the Valdosta State philosophy department in the 1980s-90s to my 26 year career in the library at VSU culminating in my present position as Dean of Libraries. I owe much of my career attainments to my philosophical preparation during my undergraduate days at Valdosta State…"

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Brittany Bell Turner, The University of Georgia School of Law, 2012, passed the Bar Exam in October 2015 and now with the firm of Speed, Seta, Martin & Trivett LLC in Lawrenceville, Georgia: "As far as getting into law school, I think that majoring in philosophy helped me to stand out from other applicants. Sure, you could major in engineering and stand out, but philosophy is one of the very few majors that allows you to do that AND have an edge because of the critical thinking and problem solving skills you develop. During the first year in law school, you will hear over and over from every professor that the hardest thing to do is learn "how to think like a lawyer"; that's because law school, like philosophy (but unlike most other majors), is not about right and wrong answers that can be bubbled in on a scantron. That kind of thinking is what most law school students have to "unlearn", or at the very least, they have to re-train their mind to ask why and what if (mostly because the answer that jumps out at you is usually wrong or not without exceptions). I guess what I'm trying to say is that I was very pleased to discover that, by majoring in philosophy, I was already accustomed to this way of thinking which made the transition into law school and then into my career much easier." ____________________________________________________________________________________

 

David Durden, 2012, Graduate Assistant University of Maryland, College Park, working on the Digital Conversion and Media Reformatting & Digital Programs and Initiatives, B0293 McKeldin Library: "I was a double major at VSU and my coursework in music and philosophy gave me the knowledge, experience, and ability to pursue graduate studies in musicology at Brandeis University (M.A. ’14) and archives and digital curation at the University of Maryland, College Park (M.L.S. ’17). Studies in philosophy provided me with skills in critical thinking and argumentation, experience in academic research, and prepared me for taking the GRE. The coursework for a degree in philosophy and religious studies was challenging and immensely rewarding, integral to my personal and professional successes after leaving VSU, and I owe an incredible debt of gratitude to my former professors in the department for their continued support."

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David Gregors, 2013, JD program, Florida Coastal School of Law: "I believe that my education in Philosophy and Religious Studies at Valdosta State has been an invaluable asset in my pursuit of a career as an attorney, as well as other professional pursuits. First, having a basic understanding of the processes of logic and argumentation has given me a significant advantage over my counterparts. Simply being able to construct sound and well-reasoned arguments, as well as defend against logical errors and fallacies, gives me the ability vigorously and effectively argue on behalf of any potential clients I may have. My professors at VSU taught me that “it’s all about the argument,” which meant to me that I am free to believe and advance any concept I wanted to, so long as I could back it up with strong argumentation. This skill is absolutely indispensable in law, not because attorneys are without conviction, but because attorneys are often called upon to argue cases that concern issues about which he or she has no strong opinion. The attorney must quickly learn the facts of the case, take a stand on the issue, and be able to present compelling arguments to persuade a judge or jury to believe that opinion. Training in philosophy is the perfect preparation for being able to handle that task. Finally, while the subject matters addressed in the courses offered by the Philosophy and Religious Studies Department are often challenging, the critical thinking skills I developed while tackling these subjects have provided me with the ability to tackle dense and highly technical statutes, treatises, and legal opinions. Being able to grasp abstract ideas easily, as well as recognizing the philosophical roots of legal system in the United States has made subjects such as US Constitutional Law easily manageable. Questions of being, consciousness, knowledge, free will, and natural law all underlie some of the most controversial and frequently litigated issues in this country. Being able to understand the historical context of these issues and analyze the arguments regarding them has allowed me to jump right into the fray of these debates without having to otherwise learn how to analyze these issues in the heat of the battle that is law school. In short, anyone interested in pursuing a career in law or any other profession in which complex, abstract, or ethical issues may present themselves would be well advised to begin their pursuit in the Philosophy and Religious Studies Department at Valdosta State University." _________________________________________________________________________________

Danielle Roush, 2015, 1 year MA program in Philosophy, University College London: "Valdosta State University’s Philosophy and Religious Studies Department didn’t only teach me philosophy. they taught me how to do philosophy. The professors offered welcome advice on how to read and understand dense, complicated material. The broad nature of the major introduced me to many classic and contemporary philosophers, some of which I am currently working with in London for my graduate studies. Without the encouragement and attention during my time at VSU, it’s unlikely I would have continued studies at one of my dream schools."

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Angelique Witmer, 2013, MLIS program 2014: "Hi, Dr. James! Wanted to drop a quick note to let you know I am now working as a government analyst for the Florida Department of Elder Affairs! The classes I took in Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy and Psychology especially contributed to me gaining this position. During the interviewing process I was able to demonstrate advantages of adding my educational background to their program. The hiring team requested writing samples and I chose a few selections from senior year as well as work samples from prior experience at an engineering firm and insurance brokerage/risk management firm. I wouldn't have been able to gain this opportunity without the experiences and professional development I gained at VSU. I wouldn't be here without you and other professors who challenged me. Thank you! Sincerely, Angelique" ____________________________________________________________________________________

Alexander Lawhorne, 2012, JD program, University of Michigan Law School. On February 13, 2016 he accepted a position as an attorney with Georgia Legal Services Project in Albany, Georgia: "My philosophy major not only allowed me to have interesting classes with engaging professors and passionate fellow students, it prepared me for law school and my career. In terms of material, philosophy classes helped me to read dense subject matter in an in-depth way and examine it from many different angles. The skills I learned helped me to read cases and law review articles with a critical eye and helped me be prepared for discussions. The law school discussions themselves were also not too far off from those that we'd had during philosophy classes; my classmates at VSU offered diverse perspectives and helped me have the listening and conversational skills I would need during law school classes. Finally, my philosophy major helped me examine social, cultural, and political issues from an ethical and rational perspective and figure out what it was I believed in. The faculty prepared me to go to law school thinking about what was best for the world and what my role is in building that world. I continue that journey as I work for the Georgia Legal Services Project, helping the elderly, victims of domestic abuse, and other indigent clients in rural Georgia with their legal needs. I am grateful I chose to be a philosophy major and I believe it has helped me to be a better lawyer, citizen, and human being. Or put me in touch with somebody who has questions. I'm grateful for all the help and encouragement I received from you and the other faculty members!"

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Nicholaus Pumphrey, 2007, Masters Program in Religious Studies, Vanderbilt University; PhD Program at Claremont Graduate University School of Religion, 2009, currently Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Baker University, Baldwin City, Kansas: http://www.bakeru.edu/contact2/directories/academic-departments/social-sciences "I feel like VSU Philosophy/Religious Studies prepped me for my graduate work in Hebrew Bible. The program gave me the breadth of subject matter but allowed me to study various topics in depth. With the senior seminar, I was given the opportunity to pursue a topic and an identity within the department. The format of projects and presentation gave me great practice for the many conference presentations that are required in my field. As a religious studies professor, I actually use my wide breadth of Philosophy and Religious Studies subject matter in my courses. I also modelled my relationship with my students in the same way my professors treated me. The personal relationship that I had with my professors was a great asset. I felt if they were personally invested in my education. I have translated that into the way I treat my students. I would not be a professor now if it weren’t for my professors at VSU."

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Patrick Spurlock, 2013, Masters Program in Library and Information Science, Valdosta State University: "Starting on March 21st I will be the new Access Services Librarian for the SIT Graduate Institute in Brattleboro, VT as well as for the SIT Study Abroad which entails servicing the campus in Washington, DC (virtually and in-person) and 78 study abroad locations globally (virtually, with maybe an occasional in-person *crosses fingers*). It's going to be a wild ride, but you can't beat that scenery for my home base can you?" SIT is the School for International Training, http://graduate.sit.edu/sit-graduate-institute/ they are a graduate school that offers MA degrees in: Intercultural Service, Leadership, and Management (Self-Designed) International Education (On Campus) International Education (Online with Short Residencies in Vermont) Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation Sustainable Development: Advocacy, Leadership, and Social Change Sustainable Development: International Policy and Management TESOL (On Campus) TESOL (Online with short residencies in Vermont) Here's the scenery:"Vermont trees

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Pamela Johnson-Spurlock, 2013, MLIS program,Valdosta State University, now Library Director of the Silsby Free Public Library in Charlestown, New Hampshire, http://www.silsbyfree.org, living in Vermont: “My time in my interdisciplinary undergrad with my concentration in Philosophy and Religious Studies gave me a breadth of knowledge, critical thinking, and analytically research skills to succeed in Graduate School. I have been able to take the lessons from the program to be a community servant with a strong ethical code and help those around me in their educational endeavors and personal pursuits. I went on to become a certified educator and worked in schools where my appreciation and understanding of diverse backgrounds and ideologies made me empathetic to my students and their families. I have since returned to the public library sector as a library director and use my knowledge and skills from my undergrad in helping my communities in the Upper Valley region of Vermont and New Hampshire. I greatly enjoyed my time in the program at VSU and value the personal relationships that I developed with my professors. As such, it has helped shape me into the person I am professionally and personally.”

PJS

 

May 2011:
http://mypages.valdosta.edu/chjames/CommencementMay2011.html
 
May 2010: http://teach.valdosta.edu/chjames/CommencementMay2010.htm
 
December 2009:
http://teach.valdosta.edu/chjames/graduatesfall09.htm
 
May 2008:
http://teach.valdosta.edu/chjames/ComMay32008.htm

Click here for photos from the Metaphilosophy/Religious Studies Capstone party on May 3, 2005

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/capstone2005a/album?.dir=/e922

http://teach.valdosta.edu/phi/capstone2005pictures.htm

Check out the photos from the Spring 2004 Graduation (those are Phi Sigma Tau honorary society stoles that Brad and Demarcus are wearing!)

Click here for photos from the Metaphilosophy/Religious Studies Capstone party on May 4, 2004!  Our congratulations and best wishes to these graduating students!Our congratulations and best wishes to these graduating students!

 


Students in motion

 

Some of our 2003 graduates helping to celebrate Jim Hill's retirement in the Spring of 2003

 

Dr. Christine A. James
Department of Philosophy
Valdosta State University
Valdosta, GA 31698-0050
229-259-7609, Fax 229-259-5011
chjames@valdosta.edu
Philosophy Department home: http://teach.valdosta.edu/phi  
Philosophy Department Office Assistant: 229-333-5949
Dr. James personal site: http://teach.valdosta.edu/chjames/
Dr. James' CV is available at http://teach.valdosta.edu/chjames/jamescv.htm 
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