Suzanna Labadie ‘01
Professor and Chair, Department of English, Oakland Community College
“English majors are the best—they study everything, not just language and literature. They study history, sociology, psychology, theology. I am in a position to hire employees now, and even when they are not hires for my department, I'm always looking for a person who is able to make the sorts of connections between fields (interdisciplinarity) that we learn to make as English majors.
Reading and writing are personally enriching in a way that few other disciplines can be. They are personal activities that can keep you company, can help you know yourself, know the world, grow intellectually and spiritually, and connect with others.”