News of the Alumni
What's everyone doing?
I graduated from NEIU in 2006, earning a bachelors in Philosophy and History. After NEIU I attended the John Marshall Law School and graduated in 2009. I am currently an associate attorney with Barone & Jenkins, P.C., focusing my practice on civil litigation, criminal defense, and foreclosure defense. My wife and I have also established a Not-For-Profit Corporation called the Animal Law Project.
Caleb Avraham graduated from NEIU with a BA in Philosophy and a minor in History in Fall '03. After NEIU, Caleb attended the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration where he received an 'AM in Social Work with a concentration in Community Schools. After Chicago, he moved to Washington, DC where he worked for three years with the Children Youth Investment Trust Corporation as a Program Coordinator, Lifelong Learning Coach and GED instructor for Ex-Offenders for three years. Caleb is currently pursuing a JD at Emory University School of Law. His interest are Criminal Defense and Labor/Employment Litigation. Caleb is married to Mrs. Sarah Syed and is expecting a beautiful baby girl in June.
Kevin Boyle graduated from NEIU in 2002 with a Major in Econ and a Minor in Phil. After NEIU, Kevin earned his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 2004. Kevin now works as an environmental lawyer for Flint Hills Resources, a large oil company based in Wichita, KS. Prior to that Kevin practiced environmental law at the law firm Godfrey & Kahn in Milwaukee, WI. Kevin lives in Wichita with his wife, Amanda, and three sons, Alston, Connor and Brady. Kevin plays lacrosse as a member of the Wichita Men's Lacrosse Club.
Graduated from NEIU 2003 with a B.FA in Music Performance, Minor in Philosophy.
Received Masters of Music Degree in December, 2005 from The Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.
See web site at www.BradConroy.com
Joe Danielewicz spent 28 years at various business units of Motorola in IT data architecture and enterprise architecture. Mr. Danielewicz is now an independent consultant in Enterprise Architecture and ERP Integration Planning. www.danlyst.com
Danielewicz received his BA degree in philosophy from Northeastern Illinois University in 1973 and Masters of Science in CIS from University of Phoenix in 2005.
Mr. Danielewicz recently published the article Applying Six Sigma to Master Data Management (MDM) in the on-line Enterprise Data Journal.
Jonathan Gronli graduated from NEIU in 2009 with a BA in Philosophy. He decided to come back to NEIU for an MA in English Literature where he is currently focusing on cultural/game studies and participatory culture. While working toward his MA, he is covering the costs with a graduate assistantship in NEIU's Institutional Research department.
Professionally, Jonathan has continued some of the things that he was doing during his undergrad years while also finding new things to do. He has continued as a freelance gaming journalist, which he has been doing since March 2008. He served as a Green Party Ward Committeeman. Just after getting into NEIU's graduate college, he was contracted to proofread and edit the content on the graduate college's website. More recently, with a friend, he released a game for which he acted as a narrative designer. Their game, Towers of Ajura, will be part of a presentation held at NEIU's NETT Day conference on October 25, 2012. It is also the first game for a company that they are trying to create.
Graduated from NEIU in August, 2004 with B.A. in Speech Communication, Minor in Philosophy.
Currently working at Stericycle Inc as a Senior Customer Service Rep and Regional Acct Rep.
Jacob S. Heiss
Graduated from NEIU Fall, 2003 with B.A. in Mathematics and Philosophy.
Graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary in 2008 with an M.Div. in theological studies and a focus on Jewish-Christian relations. See http://www.ptsem.edu Currently serving as associate pastor for outreach, small groups, and Christian education at The First Evangelical Free Church of Chicago. See http://www.firstfree.com
In my spare time: Loves running and putting his NEIU music minor to work as the bandleader, lead vocalist, and lead guitarist of popular Chicago-based project, Identity Crises Incorporated. See http://www.myspace.com/idcinc
Jem Hilton received his MA in Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His thesis attempted to reconstruct and orient G.E. Moore's Principia Ethica in terms of it's role in setting the agenda for early 20th century metaethical discourse and to place Moore's view of naturalism in dialogical context with John Dewey's alternative naturalist metaphysics. Prior to attending UW-M, Jem attended Northeastern Illinois University, where he received his BA in Philosophy. Jem's current interests are in historical and contemporary views in metaethics and, history of analytic philosophy, American Pragmatism, South and East Asian Philosophies, Autonomy, and issues in epistemology regarding authority, expertise and testimony. He teaches Ethics, Critical Thinking, and Introduction to Philosophy. Jem has also taught at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and currently teaches at the College of Lake County as well, but loves to be back teaching at his undergraduate Alma Mater.
Hello. My name is Kenshin Hitengoku. I graduated May 2012 with a degree in philosophy and geography. I am currently pursuing a PhD in geography, focusing on climatology and meteorology.
Brian Kaess currently lives in Durango, Mexico. He received his B.A. in Philosophy Cum Laude with a Minor in History from Northeastern Illinois University in May, 1992. He also received his A.S. in General Studies from Northern Virginia Community College in August, 1987. In addition, he's taken courses at UT - San Antonio and grad Philosophy courses p|t at Northern Illinois University in Dekalb.
Brian has worked as a Clerk at Edgewater Medical Center, a Registrar at Gordon Tech H.S., and as an ESL Instructor at Truman College. He has also worked as an ESL Instructor in Dist. 214. He has taught English in South Korea in the cities of Ulsan and Pusan, including the TOEFL prep course there.
Brian has served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps, respectively. His decorations include the Parachute Badge, Army Achivement Medal, and Overseas Service Ribbon for service in Cuba. He received Honorable Discharges from both branches. His jobs included Mortarman and Medic. He served 4+ years. Brian is a 10% disabled veteran.
Brian is currently married to his wife Mayte. They have one son- Paul. Lately, Brian has studied Spanish at a language school in Chicago and currently lives as an 'expat' in Mexico.
Graduated from NEIU, Fall 2005 with a B.A. in Elementary Education, Minor in Philosophy.
Currently working as a sixth grade Science teacher at John J. Lukancic Middle School. Received a Master's degree, from Concordia University, in School Counseling in 2010.
Graduated fron NEIU in 2007 with a major in Philisophy.
Began graduate studies at NEIU in Counselor Education Program in Fall of 2009.
Currently in Rehabilitation Counseling track.
Expected to complete program in August of 2013.
I am interested in ethics and social & political philosophy and enjoy composing music and motorcycle riding.
Will seek employment in Vocational Rehabilitation (hopefully in Veterans Administration as I already have 24 years of federal service).
Israel Moskovits graduated with a major in philosophy and a minor in media. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago Law School and now works as a bankruptcy attorney for Robert J. Semrad and Associates. In 2007, he completed a feature-length narrative film, "Narrow Bridge", dealing with sexual abuse in the Orthodox Jewish community. Several scenes were filmed at Northeastern featuring Northeastern Philosophy students and faculty. Israel found his philosophy education to be immeasurably helpful in succeeding in law school (take note, Phil majors!)
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Osvaldo Santiago graduated from NEIU in August 2009 with a B.A. in Philosophy and English.
Previously, he earned an A.A. ('06) with Wilbur Wright College in Chicago, IL. He works for the College of American Pathologists (CAP) in Northfield, IL as a Regulatory Specialist for the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program. Osvaldo is currently enrolled in the divinity school at Trinity International University (TIU) in Deerfield, IL, pursuing Master of Arts degrees in Philosophy of Religion and New Testament Studies. After completion of the programs at TIU, he intends to pursue cross-disciplinary doctoral work in the fields of religion, philosophy, and literature.