Hometown: Roseville, MI
Major/Minor/Institutes: English with Creative Writing Emphasis, History (double major)/ Prentiss M. Brown Honors Program, Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service
Campus Organizations: Student Senate, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Phi Alpha Delta, Sigma Tau Delta, Alpha Lambda Delta, WLBN Radio, British Eighth Marching Band
Why I chose Ford: The Ford Institute offered me a unique experience I could not find at any other college. As someone not going into political science, it allowed me the chance to still explore my passions for public policy and service and the opportunity to both network with and debate individuals with a wide range of political ideologies.
Internship plans: During the summer I interned in the District Office of Congressman Sander Levin from Michigan's 12th District.
Post-graduation plans: I plan to attend law school.
Favorite movie about my future profession: My Cousin Vinny
Current issue/topic that is important to me: The issue I'm most passionate about is mountaintop removal mining. Coming from a lineage of coal miners myself, I have to say that I am disgusted by the effects that mountaintop removal has had not only on the environments but also on Appalachian communities much like the one my mother grew up in. I believe that coal should not have the near-monopoly it currently has on American electricity production. I believe we need to invest more in alternative forms of energy.
Department of Religious Studies
Alumni: We want to hear from you! Contact us and let us know how you're doing.
Graduating Majors: Laxmi Kotha, Candace Myers, Adam Shakarjian, and Joshua Eggen
Graduating Minors: Kristine Graham, Megan Grobbel, Krystin Haapala, Georgiana Inggrid, Bailey Judson, Brandon Kosinski, Miranda McCrady, and Alexandra Meyer
Graduating Majors: Tsiporah Davis, Tim Delong, Christina Hallam, Lesley Lloyd, Dustin Moretz, Tiffany Newsom, Elizabeth Nykamp, Adam Shakarjian
Graduating Minors: Christian Andersen, John Brundage, Robert Cermak, Adam Collins, Geoffrey Knight, Nora Riggs, Rebekah Snyder
Graduating Majors: Kyle Bryce, Datie Condon, David DeVore, James McKee and Jonathan Tostige
Graduating Minors: Leslie Barker, Alexandria Hamlin, Ashley Miracle, Krysta Schroeder and Claudia Toro
Graduating Majors: Olivia Choate, Christopher Ferriole, Denni Lakhan, Nicholas Lessnau, Mark Miller, Christopher White
Graduating Minors: Jessica Berndt, Colin Carr, Justin DeHondt, Joshua Deuel, Lauren Eskler, Elise Gotham, Vanessa Hartel, Erica Mazur, Nathan Merling, Rebekah Poxson, Patricia Rewa, Lainey Rubin, Samantha Salhaney
Graduating Majors: Christopher DeLong, Grace Gibson, Elizabeth Heimler, Julia Humenik, Virginia Mapes, Jessica McGarity, Kayla Schultz, Katherine Wiese
Graduating Minors: Alexandra Beach, Emily Comella, John Forgrave, Jessica Homrich, Nicholas Lane, Daniel Palmer, Mathew Peters, Sandeep Singh, Matthew Van Linden, Rhonda Vander Zwaag, Daniel Willenberg
Graduating Majors: John Baker-Streevy, Benjamin Bower, Christina Griffith, Jeffrey Kline, Steven Maisel, Amanda Morgan, Simone Anderson, Marc Haugen, Robert Merrill
Graduating Minors: Candace Bonner, Kehvren Dobbins, Meredith Hammond, Colin Murray, Erika Nichols, Allison Rowlett, Jeffrey Skeans
Graudating Majors: Amanda Barnett, Chase Boggs-Smitley, Ahmed Chaudhry, Rachel Freedman-Doan, Daniel Hart, Fred Kraft, Dianne Marshall, Calli McCain, Casey Dexter, Christa Scott, Andrew Sheppard, Kate Van Ness
Graduating Minors: Chelsea Boundy, Benjamin Gorczyca, William Sweeter, Jonathon Reynolds, Eric Schroeder, Evyn Lewis, Megan Sullivan
Graduating Majors: Hannah Barnes, Eric Bowdich, Corey Grazul, Erin Holdren, Joel Pier-Fitzgerald, Hannah Rutgers
Graduating Minors: Julie Cieszkowski, Erika Comment, Lisa Keef, Michael Parka, Matthew Miller, Sarah Turner, Lisa Vacca
Graduating Majors: Danica Dumsch, Brittany Hainline, Mathew Hancock, Mathew Milligan
Graduating Minors: Hillary Burgess, Heather Dukes, Jennifer Fleischmann, Hilary Korstange, Tracey Martin, Daniel O'Brien, Christine Schneider