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Ryann Collins '14
Employee, Stone Valley Market, Vt.

Courtney Cimon '14
Staff, Circles Company, MA

Mick Polletta '11
Vermont Law School, pursuing a J.D.

Kimberly Blank '13
Kim is an Americorps volunteer at the Concord City Prosecutors Office in New Hampshire, as a Victim Advocate for victims of domestic and sexual violence.

Andrew Serow '13
Andrew is a graduate student in the Marriage and Family Therapy program at Southern Connecticut State University. He wrote in January 2015: "My holistic philosophy education at GMC is helping me a lot to understand and practice the content of my graduate program."

Kate Thomas '10
Kate Thomas earned her J.D. at Vermont Law School and was admitted to practice law in Vermont in November 2013. Kate practices law and serves as assistant manager of the VLS Academic Success Program (ASP). Her solo law practice is supervised by the Vermont Bar Association/Vermont Law School New Lawyer Incubator Pilot (VLIP). Kate represents Rutland County residents in areas such as small business representation, guardianships, wills, landlord/tenant matters, and collections, with a goal of making her services affordable for working people. At ASP Kate helps law students learn skills to succeed and thrive in law school. She will teach Advanced Legal Analysis at VLS next spring, and is currently working with VLS's Distance Learning Program to finish edits on an online legal research course.

Thomas Wheeler ’10
University of Washington in Seattle pursuing a J.D.

Catherine Terhune '09
Assistant to the speech and language pathologist for the Poultney school system, Poultney, Vt.

Kasey Benthin '08
Ohio State University, pursuing a Masters in Social Work.

Matthew Bower '08
University of Toledo, M.A. in Philosophy. Matt is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of North Texas. His dissertation, titled "Catastrophe in Permanence" examines the critique of utopian history and commodified nature found in the writings of 20th century philosopher and cultural theorist Walter Benjamin. Matt works and conducts his research in New York City.

Michelle Scherer '07
J.D., Vermont Law School

Alex Hunley '06
Columbia University, pursuing Ph.D. in Philosophy and Education.

Daniel Guentchev '04
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Bimidji State University in Minnesota. M.A. in Philosophy, University of Toledo; Ph.D in Philosophy, Southern Illinois University. Professor Guentchev’s dissertation was titled “The Speech of the World: Art and Normativity in Modernity." It was an attempt to see if the animistic tendency in phenomenology, and the philosophy of art we can derive from it, can bring new life to non-abstract, non-conceptual art.

Tatiana Abatemarco '04
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Paul Smith's College. M.A. in Philosophy, University of Minnesota; Ph.D. in Natural Resources, University of Vermont. Professor Abatemarco’s dissertation was titled "Ethics in the Local Foods Movement: A Transdisciplinary Humanist Exploration." The purpose of her project was to explore the ethics of local foods and agriculture from the perspective of literature, women’s experience, and philosophy.

Tatiana Abatemarco '04
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Paul Smith's College. Ph.D. forthcoming in Natural Resources at the University of Vermont. Tatiana also holds an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Minnesota. Her dissertation is titled "Ethics in the Local Foods Movement: A Transdisciplinary Humanist Exploration."  The purpose of her project is to explore the ethics of local foods and agriculture from the perspective of literature, women’s experience, and philosophy.  This dissertation will articulate an applied environmental ethics of local foods.  The overarching theoretical frame used in this study is ecofeminist philosophy because of its emphasis on the connection between social and environmental problems and its in-depth analysis of dualisms.

Daniel Guentchev '04
University of Toledo, M.A. in Philosophy. Daniel is finishing a Ph.D. in philosophy at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, focusing on aesthetics and phenomenology. He is working on his dissertation titled “The Speech of the World: Art and Normativity in Modernity." It is an attempt to see if the animistic tendency in phenomenology, and the philosophy of art we can derive from it, can bring new life to non-abstract, non-conceptual art.


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