Date of Defense



Political Science


Leaving business to return to college at twenty-seven, I moved to Kalamazoo. In order to provide for some portion of my economic needs, I desired employment paying me a substantial return. After I attempted to find this in several clerking positions, my landlord suggested I apply to the local bus company since they needed drivers. I was indeed lucky to find employment with them as the experiences and problems I encountered there proved to be worth much more than the actual monetary return. After I had worked for the bus company about two months, they got behind in their book work and asked various employees if they were at all familiar with office machines and equipment. It was my good fortune to have had the training required to serve them. I say good fortune in spite of poor working conditions. My compensation was in information about municipal operations.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only