Drew Van’t Land is studying social and political philosophy with a focus on the intersection of ancient/classical rhetoric with postmodern political theology. He plans to pursue a Ph.D. and teach college. He is involved in the development of the Saxifrage School, a soon-to-be-launched Pittsburgh-based college combining the liberal arts with trades, such as construction and organic agriculture. “Trinity’s philosophy department prepared me well by offering intimate mentoring, a broad range of classes, and a pair of in-depth senior seminars. Not only did my professors write recommendations for me when I applied to graduate school, but they helpfully suggested schools that would be a fit.”
Alex Walsh earned his master’s degree from DePaul University in 2012 and is pursuing a Ph.D. in interpersonal and instructional communication at West Virginia University. As a doctoral student at a “research one” level institution, he is expected to complete his studies, teach undergraduate level classes, and research communication in both romantic relationships and instructional settings. “At Trinity, I got to know my professors, see their personal passions in the academic world, and apply my own interests in their classes. I learned to think critically about what I was studying, to explore different perspectives, and to create my own opinions. Trinity professors showed me how to be passionate about my studies while maintaining my faith.
“I have been blessed with an extraordinary opportunity to study under some of the best law professors in the world, and I am seeking to make the most of it,” said Alex Gesch ’08, a second-year law student at Yale Law School.
Gesch said that although he has been called to the field of law, the realization that God was leading him in that direction developed gradually over years of study, prayer, and wise counsel.