Each year, typically during homecoming week, the Department of Philosophy presents either a panel discussion or an alumni speaker. These alumni events allow students to learn about possible career paths and to understand the skills gained through the study of philosophy.
Alumni Day 2011
Alumni Day guest, John Greuling.
Alumni Day 2009
Alumni Day guest, Tyson Mohr, Class of 2006
Alumni Day guest Tyson Mohr speaks to students.
Alumni Day 2008
Alumni Day guest, Steve (Bernardin) Hannah, Class of 2004
Alumni Day guest Steve (Bernardin) Hannah and Jim Swindler, Chairperson of the Department of Philosophy.
Alumni Day 2007
Alumni Day guest, Nancy Slonneger Hancock, Class of 1986
Alumni Day guest Nancy Slonneger Hancock and Jim Swindler, Chairperson of the Department of Philosophy.
Alumni Day 2006
Alumni Day guest, John Carroll, Class of 1976
Alumni Day guest John Carroll and Kenton Machina, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Former Chairperson.
Alumni Day 2005
Alumni Day guest, Andy Reisman, Class of 1990
Alumni Day guest Andy Reisman presents his talk on Computer Forensics.
Andy Reisman with Dr. Kenton Machina, left; and Dr. David Anderson at the reception.
Philosophical Society President, Andrew Higgins presents Andy Reisman with a club t-shirt.
Alumni Day 2004
Alumni Day guest, Col. Denise Vowell, Class of 1974
Alumni Day guest Col. Denise Vowell, Chief Trial Judge of the US Army, speaks to the crowd on "Trying Terrorists: Military Commissions, Past and Present."
A group of Philosophy majors gather around Col. Vowell for some discussion.
Col. Vowell talks with philosophy senior major Dan Dalaly, center, and Dr. Todd Stewart.
The crowd listens intently to Col. Vowell's presentation.
Philosophical Society president, Tyson Mohr, presents a club t-shirt to Col. Vowell.
Alumni Day 2003
The Department of Philosophy presented a panel discussion of alumni as Alumni Day, Homecoming 2003 (October 17, 2003). The alumni discussed the career path they have chosen, obstacles they have faced and how they overcame them, how they made the most of their degree, and how it helped them to career success. Participants agreed that majoring in philosophy gave them life-long skills, such as critical thinking, writing, evaluation, problem solving, and information analysis.
Dr. Jim Swindler, Chairperson of the Department of Philosophy, welcomes everyone to the Alumni Day Panel Discussion.
Mark Lindner, class of 2001, plans to enter graduate school in Library Science in the Fall 2004.
Roberta Seelinger Trites, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, addressed the group after dinner.
Dr. Michael Gorr was the moderator of the panel.
Stacy Parton, class of 1993, works as an adoption counselor at the Baby Fold in Normal.
Panelist Michelle Fesi, class of 2001, works as a marine insurance underwriting assistant with the Arch Insurance Group in Chicago.
Steve Carroll, class of 1978, is a senior Vice President at ACNielsen in Schaumburg, IL.
Ken and Marilyn Kennard. Ken was a former chairperson in the Department of Philosophy.