|Steve Adukaitis, '75, has traveled all over the United States, providing emergency assistance to people who have experienced floods, disasters, & trauma. He's spent a week underground, learning about preparation for nuclear disaster. He's also studied at the University of Wisconsin, upon recommendation from a faculty member at La Salle University, where he received a Master's in Sociology. He's been with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), now located in the Department of Homeland Security, for over 30 years. |
Adukaitis, who received his BA Sociology at La Salle, has done all these things since graduating from La Salle University thirty years ago. Mr. Adukatis, recently spoke to students in the Department of Sociology, Social Work, & Criminal Justice at the Department's Career Forum, sharing with students the importance of the education he received in sociology at the University.
"Did I learn how to do the job I do at La Salle? No. Did I learn in the sociology program at La Salle University how to critically analyze competing ideas, something I must do every day on my job? You bet!" said, Adukatis.
Four other speakers from sociology, social work, and criminal justice spoke from their own experience to the students. They all stressed the unexpected twists that career paths can take, and the importance of being open to new opportunities and ideas.
The Department of Sociology, Social Work, & Criminal Justice thanks Mr. Adukaitis and the other speakers for inspiring students (and faculty) with their life stories, and for letting everyone know the power of education in sociology, social work, or criminal justice.