Alumni

Read some of our former students' reflections on their experience of studying philosophy at Sewanee below. We are currently trying to reach out to more of our alumni, so if you studied philosophy here and would be willing to contribute a brief testimonial, we'd love to hear from you! Contact Mark Hopwood at mhopwood@sewanee.edu, or any of our other faculty members.

Nakeirah Christie C'15

"Quite simply, I think I've learned how to think from being a philosophy major." (Went on to pursue a PhD in Biological and Biomedical Sciences at Yale University.)

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Andrew Schmidt C'04

"The philosophy major at Sewanee prepares you to do anything in life, wherever your interests may lead you." (Went on to pursue a Master's degree in Landscape Architecture.)

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Alan Wray C'02

"Training in philosophy has helped me to make decisions for my life that correspond to my moral and spiritual ideals." (Went on to run a non-profit theater company in Ireland.)

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David Spiller C'00

"Having gone through the rigor of the philosophy major at Sewanee, I am happy to say that I can now read and write about anything." (Went on to law school.)

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Jeffery S. Richardson C'84

"Philosophy is an excellent preparation for legal studies because it teaches you critical thinking, logical analysis and the art of persuasive argument. For this same reason, it is an excellent preparation for anything that requires thought or expression." (Went on to law school.)

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Charles Dobbins

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Ivery Jackson

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Cyrus P. Quadland

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Robert E. Reese

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James C. Pace

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