Mary Meg Donnelly earned her B.A., Summa Cum Laude, in Philosophy and Modern Languages at Seton Hall in 2015. She was also a University Honors student, member of the SHU Ethics Bowl Team, and active in volunteer work and campus organizations, including serving as president for the Seton Hall Amnesty International Chapter, tutoring inmates at Northern State Prison in Math and English, and mentoring 3rd and 4th grade children affected by HIV/AIDS. Mary Meg is now pursuing her Master’s degree in Philosophy at Georgia State University, one of the top M.A. programs in the nation.
Mary Meg on "Why study philosophy?"
"The discussions in my philosophy classes were always fascinating. I definitely suggest that students study philosophy, regardless of their major or their professional aspirations. The analytic and reading and writing skills it teaches will serve you in any career path you choose, as well as help you to better understand the kind of life you want to lead outside of your career."
The Department of Philosophy at Seton Hall provides the opportunity for examining major philosophers and areas from ancient times to the present. Students are able to learn about the field, and receive strong training in analytical and writing skills. The program's faculty conduct internationally recognized research and innovative, technologically-enhanced instruction grounded in practical experience while also exploring the frontiers of their discipline.
Mary is an example of what great minds can do at Seton Hall. As the University celebrates its latest milestone of an alumni network of 100,000, achievements of alumni of all walks of life will continue to be highlighted throughout the year.
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